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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH net-next 2/5] net: 8021q: vlan_dev: add vid tag for uc and mc address lists
On Mon, Dec 03, 2018 at 03:57:03PM -0800, Florian Fainelli wrote:
>On 12/3/18 3:51 PM, Ivan Khoronzhuk wrote:
>> On Mon, Dec 03, 2018 at 02:17:00PM -0800, Florian Fainelli wrote:
>>> On 12/3/18 10:40 AM, Ivan Khoronzhuk wrote:
>>>> Update vlan mc and uc addresses with VID tag while propagating address
>>>> set to lower devices, do this only if address is not synched. It allows
>>>> on end driver level to distinguish address belonging to vlans.
>>> Underlying driver for the real device would be able to properly identify
>>> that you are attempting to add an address to a virtual device, which
>>> happens to be of VLAN kind so I am really not sure this is the right
>>> approach here.
>>> From there, it seems to me that we have two situations:
>>> - each of your network devices expose VLAN devices directly on top of
>>> the real device, in which case your driver should support
>>> ndo_vlan_rx_add_vid and ndo_vlan_rx_kill_vid to know when VLAN devices
>>> are create and maintain a VLAN device to VID correspondence if it needs
>>> to when being called while setting the addresses
>>> - you are setting up a bridge that is VLAN aware on one of your bridge
>>> ports, and there you can use switchdev to learn about such events and
>>> know about both addresses as well as VIDs that must be programmed into
>>> your real device
>> No limits to have any "middle" device between real end device and
>> virtual one, not only a bridge, but also other kind. And as it's generic
>> change, it should cover all such cases, the simplest example is:
>> real_dev/macvlan/vlan.
>It is not generic if the additional information is a VLAN ID, that
>construct does not apply to all types of virtual devices, that is part
>of my issue with the extra VID that is being added. If this was a void *
>priv and any virtual device could pass up/down information that might be
>more acceptable.

You mean to create smth like common struct pinned to "an address" and
pass information not only like vid, but in parallel what ever user wanted.
Even if pass vlan device pointer it still considered like an address
continuation and same sync method is used w/o modification. And here vid
is considered as part of address, by a big account address+vid it's a
separate address, same happens with the pointer, address+pointer it's
still separate address.

I was thinking also about pinned list of vlans to the address, but in
this case this information also has to be synced by members of device chain,
because it can be modified on any device level and it looks not very friendly,
and at the end address space has addresses with pinned lists of vlans with
their pointers. But keeping this stuff in sync is not simplest decision.

Ivan Khoronzhuk

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