[Bridge] [PATCH net-next] net: bridge: update multicast stats from maybe_deliver()

Nikolay Aleksandrov nikolay at cumulusnetworks.com
Thu Apr 4 12:02:19 UTC 2019

On 04/04/2019 14:56, Pablo Neira Ayuso wrote:
> Simplify this code by updating bridge multicast stats from
> maybe_deliver().
> Note that commit 6db6f0eae605 ("bridge: multicast to unicast"), in case
> the port flag BR_MULTICAST_TO_UNICAST is set, never updates the previous
> port pointer, therefore it is always going to be different from the
> existing port in this deduplicated list iteration.
> Signed-off-by: Pablo Neira Ayuso <pablo at netfilter.org>
> ---
>  net/bridge/br_forward.c | 15 ++++-----------
>  1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 11 deletions(-)

This was intentional, the reason I didn't add that call to maybe_deliver() is to avoid
these checks for the standard unicast fast-path.  We need to avoid touching the mcast
cache lines (and checks) when using unicast.

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