[Bridge] [PATCH net v2] net: bridge: move vlan init/deinit to NETDEV_REGISTER/UNREGISTER

Nikolay Aleksandrov nikolay at cumulusnetworks.com
Wed Jul 31 22:40:03 UTC 2019

On 01/08/2019 01:37, Nikolay Aleksandrov wrote:
> Most of the bridge device's vlan init bugs come from the fact that it's
> done in the wrong place, way too early in ndo_init() before the device is
> even assigned an ifindex. That makes error handling harder, especially for
> older kernels which don't have bridge ndo_uninit callback. It also
> introduces another bug when the bridge's dev_addr is added as fdb in the
> the initial default pvid on vlan initialization, the fdb notification has
> ifindex/NDA_MASTER both equal to 0 (see example below) which really
> makes no sense for user-space[0]. Usually user-space software would ignore
> such entries, but they are actually valid and will eventually have all
> necessary attributes. I chose to change the order because this can be
> backported to all kernels even pre-ndo_uninit ones without many changes
> and it keeps init/deinit symmetric. As a bonus this allows us to keep
> the vlan init/deinit entirely in br_vlan.c and remove those exports.
> It makes much more sense to send a notification *after* the device has
> registered and has a proper ifindex allocated rather than before when
> there's a chance that the registration might still fail.
> For the demonstration below a small change to iproute2 for printing all fdb
> notifications is added, because it contained a workaround not to show
> entries with ifindex == 0.
> Command executed while monitoring: $ ip l add br0 type bridge
> Before (both ifindex and master == 0):
> $ bridge monitor fdb
> 36:7e:8a:b3:56:ba dev * vlan 1 master * permanent
> After (proper br0 ifindex):
> $ bridge monitor fdb
> e6:2a:ae:7a:b7:48 dev br0 vlan 1 master br0 permanent
> v2: on error in br_vlan_init set br->vlgrp to NULL
> [0] https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=204389
> Reported-by: michael-dev <michael-dev at fami-braun.de>
> Fixes: 5be5a2df40f0 ("bridge: Add filtering support for default_pvid")
> Signed-off-by: Nikolay Aleksandrov <nikolay at cumulusnetworks.com>
> ---
> I tried a few different approaches to resolve this but they were all
> unsuitable for some kernels, this approach can go to stables easily
> and IMO is the way this had to be done from the start. Alternatively
> we could move only the br_vlan_add and pair it with a br_vlan_del of
> default_pvid on the same events, but I don't think it hurts to move
> the whole init/deinit there as it'd help older stable releases as well.
> I also tested the br_vlan_init error handling after the move by always
> returning errors from all over it. Since errors at NETDEV_REGISTER cause
> NETDEV_UNREGISTER we can deinit vlans properly for all cases regardless
> why it happened (e.g. device destruction or init error).
>  net/bridge/br.c         |  5 ++++-
>  net/bridge/br_device.c  | 10 ----------
>  net/bridge/br_private.h | 19 ++++---------------
>  net/bridge/br_vlan.c    | 25 ++++++++++++++++++-------
>  4 files changed, 26 insertions(+), 33 deletions(-)

Aargh, I apologize for the noise, this is the wrong v2 patch...
Will send the correct one as v3 in a moment.

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