Re: [PATCH net-next 0/4] bridge: multicast snooping exports #2

From: David Miller
Date: Tue Jul 08 2014 - 19:13:48 EST

From: Linus Lüssing <linus.luessing@xxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 7 Jul 2014 05:41:15 +0200

"0/4"? Surely you meant "0/2" :-)

> Some people pointed out to me that it might be helpful to add stubs for
> the newly added multicast exports. That way e.g. batman-adv should continue
> to be compile and useable without having to have a kernel compiled
> with bridge code in the future. This is what the first patch is supposed
> to do.
> The second patch adds a third multicast export for the bridge which
> e.g. batman-adv is supposed to use, too, soon: Just like the bridge
> disables its multicast snooping activities if no querier is present,
> batman-adv needs to do the same if bridges are involved.
> These three exports should be the final ones needed to marry the bridge
> multicast snooping with the batman-adv multicast optimizations recently
> added for the 3.15 kernel, allowing to use these optimzations in common
> setups having a bridge on top of e.g. bat0, too. So far these bridged
> setups would fall back to simple flooding through the batman-adv mesh
> network for any multicast packet entering bat0.
> More information about the batman-adv multicast optimizations currently
> implemented can be found here:
> The integration on the batman-adv side could afterwards look like this,
> for instance (now including the third export):

Series applied, thanks.
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