[Bridge] [PATCH net-next] bridge: multicast to unicast

Felix Fietkau nbd at nbd.name
Tue Jan 10 21:27:25 UTC 2017

On 2017-01-10 11:56, Johannes Berg wrote:
> On Tue, 2017-01-10 at 05:18 +0100, Linus Lüssing wrote:
>> On Mon, Jan 09, 2017 at 01:30:32PM -0800, Stephen Hemminger wrote:
>> > I wonder if MAC80211 should be doing IGMP snooping and not bridge
>> > in this environment.
>> In the long term, yes. For now, not quite sure.
> There's no "for now" in the kernel. Code added now will have to be
> maintained essentially forever.
I'm not sure that putting the IGMP snooping code in mac80211 is a good
idea, that would be quite a bit of code duplication.
This implementation works, it's very simple, and it's quite flexible for
a number of use cases.

Is there any remaining objection to merging this in principle (aside
from potential issues with the code)?

- Felix

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