[Bridge] Validation of forward_delay seems wrong...

Andrew Lunn andrew at lunn.ch
Tue Jul 2 20:47:05 UTC 2019


Hi Nikolay

The man page says that the bridge forward_delay is in units of
seconds, and should be between 2 and 30.

I've tested on a couple of different kernel versions, and this appears
to be not working correctly:

ip link set br0 type bridge forward_delay 2
RTNETLINK answers: Numerical result out of range

ip link set br0 type bridge forward_delay 199
RTNETLINK answers: Numerical result out of range

ip link set br0 type bridge forward_delay 200
# 

ip link set br0 type bridge forward_delay 3000
#

ip link set br0 type bridge forward_delay 3001
RTNETLINK answers: Numerical result out of range

I've not checked what delay is actually being used here, but clearly
something is mixed up.

grep HZ .config 
CONFIG_HZ_PERIODIC=y
# CONFIG_NO_HZ_IDLE is not set
# CONFIG_NO_HZ_FULL is not set
# CONFIG_NO_HZ is not set
CONFIG_HZ_FIXED=0
CONFIG_HZ_100=y
# CONFIG_HZ_200 is not set
# CONFIG_HZ_250 is not set
# CONFIG_HZ_300 is not set
# CONFIG_HZ_500 is not set
# CONFIG_HZ_1000 is not set
CONFIG_HZ=100

Thanks
	Andrew


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