[Bridge] [PATCH net-next] bridge: mcast: when multicast is disabled flush the groups

Nikolay Aleksandrov nikolay at cumulusnetworks.com
Wed Jul 22 18:01:45 UTC 2015

On 07/22/2015 07:03 PM, Cong Wang wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 22, 2015 at 3:28 AM, Nikolay Aleksandrov
> <nikolay at cumulusnetworks.com> wrote:
>> From: Satish Ashok <sashok at cumulusnetworks.com>
>> Once multicast gets disabled we should flush the groups.
>> Example:
>> # bridge mdb add dev br0 port eth3 grp
>> # bridge mdb
>> dev br0 port eth3 grp temp
>> # echo 0 > multicast_snooping
>> # bridge mdb
> Why? Why we can't save the mdb config for a mcast snooping flip?

Right, I've discussed this with my colleagues and we think this doesn't have any
value for upstream and shouldn't have been sent which is bad judgment on my side.
It actually makes things worse because it removes the user's permanent entries on
snooping disable and it may happen automatically by hash exhaustion.

Anyway, please drop this patch and sorry for the noise, I should've given this
change more thought.


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