[Bridge] [PATCH net] net: bridge: mcast: don't delete permanent entries when fast leave is enabled

Nikolay Aleksandrov nikolay at cumulusnetworks.com
Tue Jul 30 17:23:29 UTC 2019

On 30/07/2019 20:21, Nikolay Aleksandrov wrote:
> On 30/07/2019 20:18, David Miller wrote:
>> From: Nikolay Aleksandrov <nikolay at cumulusnetworks.com>
>> Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2019 14:21:00 +0300
>>> diff --git a/net/bridge/br_multicast.c b/net/bridge/br_multicast.c
>>> index 3d8deac2353d..f8cac3702712 100644
>>> --- a/net/bridge/br_multicast.c
>>> +++ b/net/bridge/br_multicast.c
>>> @@ -1388,6 +1388,9 @@ br_multicast_leave_group(struct net_bridge *br,
>>>  			if (!br_port_group_equal(p, port, src))
>>>  				continue;
>>> +			if (p->flags & MDB_PG_FLAGS_PERMANENT)
>>> +				break;
>>> +
>> Like David, I also don't understand why this can be a break.  Is it because
>> permanent entries are always the last on the list?  Why will there be no
>> other entries that might need to be processed on the list?
> The reason is that only one port can match. See the first clause of br_port_group_equal,
> that port can participate only once. We could easily add a break statement in the end
> when a match is found and it will be correct. Even in the presence of MULTICAST_TO_UNICAST
> flag, the port must match and can be added only once.

Like I wrote in the patch I plan to re-work that code in net-next to remove the
duplication and make it more understandable to avoid such confusions. This code
will be functionally equivalent if I put continue there, we'll just walk over
all of them even after a match or permanent are found. There can only be one
match though as I said, so walking the rest of the ports is a waste.

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