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

Mike Manning mmanning at brocade.com
Wed Mar 1 09:57:07 UTC 2017

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.

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