[Bridge] [PATCH] net: bridge: allow IPv6 when multicast flood is disabled

Nikolay Aleksandrov nikolay at cumulusnetworks.com
Wed Mar 1 11:05:49 UTC 2017

On 01/03/17 11:57, Mike Manning wrote:
> On 28/02/17 09:20, Nikolay Aleksandrov wrote:
>> We are aware of this and have discussed it, but I’m not sure this is the best way to fix it,
>> it will still allow local IPv4 mcast to be flooded on all ports even with that flag removed and
>> that definitely changes user-visible behaviour (even if it is okay) and will not be appropriate
>> for -net.
>> Let me get back to you on this one.
>> Thanks,
>>  Nik
> Thanks for your comments, I have sent a v2 patch accordingly in case you have no better suggestion.
> We need per-port disabling of multicast flooding, but have to apply this patch to allow IPv6
> connectivity so as to make it usable. There is no noteworthy impact on IPv4 as the fix only allows
> packets originated by the device. As this feature is new to the 4.9 kernel, there are no backwards
> compatibility issues with prior kernel versions if this fix is also applied to the 4.9 kernel.

Okay, I agree and have also discussed it with some colleagues so this seems like the right way
to go. I'll review the v2 in a minute.

Thank you,

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