Re: [PATCH] qeth: Default to allow promiscuous mode

From: Evgeny Cherkashin
Date: Fri Mar 18 2016 - 09:07:59 EST

Hello Alexander,

-----Alexander Graf <agraf@xxxxxxx> wrote: -----

send it explicitly if that makes it move obvious, sure.
>> 3. The patch should probably go via the -networking maillist.
>Ah, didn't list it. You may want to send a patch
>the MAINTAINERS file here :).

My mistake, you've sent it to the right place.

About the nature of the patch:

- Enabling bridgeport on adaptors on which bridgeport is already used by somebody else will break somebody else's operation.

- Therefore, system administrator must only enable bridgeport on adaptors on which nobody else tries to use it (without coordinating with them).

- Making bridge_reflect_promisc enabled by default makes it impossible.

- Therefore, bridge_reflect_promisc must not be enabled by default.

(Those who enable bridge_reflect_promisc blindly on all adaptors will break their users' setup, and will have to deal with the consequences.)


Evgeny Cherkashin / ÐÐÐÐÐÐÐ ÐÐÑÐÐÑÐÐ / Eugene Crosser (preferred)
Software Engineer, IBM Science and Technology Center, Linux on z-Systems Development
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