[Bridge] [PATCH net] net: bridge: fdb: don't flush ext_learn entries

David Miller davem at davemloft.net
Mon Sep 28 19:48:23 UTC 2020

From: Nikolay Aleksandrov <razor at blackwall.org>
Date: Mon, 28 Sep 2020 18:30:02 +0300

> From: Nikolay Aleksandrov <nikolay at nvidia.com>
> When a user-space software manages fdb entries externally it should
> set the ext_learn flag which marks the fdb entry as externally managed
> and avoids expiring it (they're treated as static fdbs). Unfortunately
> on events where fdb entries are flushed (STP down, netlink fdb flush
> etc) these fdbs are also deleted automatically by the bridge. That in turn
> causes trouble for the managing user-space software (e.g. in MLAG setups
> we lose remote fdb entries on port flaps).
> These entries are completely externally managed so we should avoid
> automatically deleting them, the only exception are offloaded entries
> (i.e. BR_FDB_ADDED_BY_EXT_LEARN + BR_FDB_OFFLOADED). They are flushed as
> before.
> Fixes: eb100e0e24a2 ("net: bridge: allow to add externally learned entries from user-space")
> Signed-off-by: Nikolay Aleksandrov <nikolay at nvidia.com>

Applied and queued up for -stable, thank you.

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