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Date:   Fri, 30 Oct 2020 17:57:12 -0700
From:   Jakub Kicinski <>
To:     Vladimir Oltean <>
Cc:     Roopa Prabhu <>,
        Nikolay Aleksandrov <>,
        "David S. Miller" <>,,,,,,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH v4 net-next] net: bridge: mcast: add support for raw L2
 multicast groups

On Thu, 29 Oct 2020 01:38:31 +0200 Vladimir Oltean wrote:
> From: Nikolay Aleksandrov <>
> Extend the bridge multicast control and data path to configure routes
> for L2 (non-IP) multicast groups.
> The uapi struct br_mdb_entry union u is extended with another variant,
> mac_addr, which does not change the structure size, and which is valid
> when the proto field is zero.
> To be compatible with the forwarding code that is already in place,
> which acts as an IGMP/MLD snooping bridge with querier capabilities, we
> need to declare that for L2 MDB entries (for which there exists no such
> thing as IGMP/MLD snooping/querying), that there is always a querier.
> Otherwise, these entries would be flooded to all bridge ports and not
> just to those that are members of the L2 multicast group.
> Needless to say, only permanent L2 multicast groups can be installed on
> a bridge port.
> Signed-off-by: Nikolay Aleksandrov <>
> Signed-off-by: Vladimir Oltean <>

Applied, thanks!

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