[Bridge] [PATCH RFC] net: bridge: don't flood known multicast traffic when snooping is enabled

Nikolay Aleksandrov nikolay at cumulusnetworks.com
Fri Feb 15 13:09:49 UTC 2019


On 15/02/2019 15:04, Nikolay Aleksandrov wrote:
> The behaviour since b00589af3b04 ("bridge: disable snooping if there is
> no querier") is wrong, we shouldn't be flooding multicast traffic when
> there is an mdb entry and we know where it should be forwarded to when
> multicast snooping is enabled. This patch changes the behaviour to not
> flood known unicast traffic. I'll give two obviously broken cases:
>  - most obvious: static mdb created by the user with snooping enabled
>  - user-space daemon controlling the mdb table (e.g. MLAG)
> 

I had to mention: when snooping is enabled and there is *no querier
configured*, that is the important bit here. In most setups the querier
is explicitly configured when there is no mcast router, but it shouldn't
be required to have the intuitive and normal behaviour.

> Every user would expect to have traffic forwarded only to the configured
> mdb destination when snooping is enabled, instead now to get that one
> needs to enable both snooping and querier. Enabling querier on all
> switches could be problematic and is not a good solution, for example
> as summarized by our multicast experts:
> "every switch would send an IGMP query for any random multicast traffic it
> received across the entire domain and it would send it forever as long as a
> host exists wanting that stream even if it has no downstream/directly
> connected receivers"
> 
> Sending as an RFC to get the discussion going, but I'm strongly for
> removing this behaviour and would like to send this patch officially.
> 
> We could make this behaviour possible via a knob if necessary, but
> it really should not be the default.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Nikolay Aleksandrov <nikolay at cumulusnetworks.com>
> ---
>  net/bridge/br_device.c | 3 +--
>  net/bridge/br_input.c  | 3 +--
>  2 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/net/bridge/br_device.c b/net/bridge/br_device.c
> index 013323b6dbe4..2aa8a6509924 100644
> --- a/net/bridge/br_device.c
> +++ b/net/bridge/br_device.c
> @@ -96,8 +96,7 @@ netdev_tx_t br_dev_xmit(struct sk_buff *skb, struct net_device *dev)
>  		}
>  
>  		mdst = br_mdb_get(br, skb, vid);
> -		if ((mdst || BR_INPUT_SKB_CB_MROUTERS_ONLY(skb)) &&
> -		    br_multicast_querier_exists(br, eth_hdr(skb)))
> +		if (mdst || BR_INPUT_SKB_CB_MROUTERS_ONLY(skb))
>  			br_multicast_flood(mdst, skb, false, true);
>  		else
>  			br_flood(br, skb, BR_PKT_MULTICAST, false, true);
> diff --git a/net/bridge/br_input.c b/net/bridge/br_input.c
> index 5ea7e56119c1..aae78095cf67 100644
> --- a/net/bridge/br_input.c
> +++ b/net/bridge/br_input.c
> @@ -136,8 +136,7 @@ int br_handle_frame_finish(struct net *net, struct sock *sk, struct sk_buff *skb
>  	switch (pkt_type) {
>  	case BR_PKT_MULTICAST:
>  		mdst = br_mdb_get(br, skb, vid);
> -		if ((mdst || BR_INPUT_SKB_CB_MROUTERS_ONLY(skb)) &&
> -		    br_multicast_querier_exists(br, eth_hdr(skb))) {
> +		if (mdst || BR_INPUT_SKB_CB_MROUTERS_ONLY(skb)) {
>  			if ((mdst && mdst->host_joined) ||
>  			    br_multicast_is_router(br)) {
>  				local_rcv = true;
> 



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