[Bridge] [PATCH] netfilter: bridge: clarify bridge/netfilter message

Stefan Agner stefan at agner.ch
Wed Sep 28 22:05:28 UTC 2016

When using bridge without bridge netfilter enabled the message
displayed is rather confusing and leads to belive that a deprecated
feature is in use. Use IS_MODULE to be explicit that the message only
affects users which use bridge netfilter as module and reword the

Signed-off-by: Stefan Agner <stefan at agner.ch>
 net/bridge/br.c | 6 ++++--
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/net/bridge/br.c b/net/bridge/br.c
index 3addc05..889e564 100644
--- a/net/bridge/br.c
+++ b/net/bridge/br.c
@@ -227,9 +227,11 @@ static int __init br_init(void)
 	br_fdb_test_addr_hook = br_fdb_test_addr;
-	pr_info("bridge: automatic filtering via arp/ip/ip6tables has been "
-		"deprecated. Update your scripts to load br_netfilter if you "
+	pr_info("bridge: filtering via arp/ip/ip6tables is no longer available "
+		"by default. Update your scripts to load br_netfilter if you "
 		"need this.\n");
 	return 0;

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