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Date:	Sun, 16 Dec 2007 13:37:17 -0800 (PST)
From:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] bridge: assign random address

From: Stephen Hemminger <>
Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2007 15:48:35 -0800

> Subject: Re: [PATCH] bridge: assign random address

"bridge" should all-caps and in brackets, "assign random address"
should be capitalized like a proper english sentence with a period at
the end.

These are changelog messages for a mature and professional software
project, not random comments amongst teenagers on an IRC channel.

> Assigning a valid random address to bridge device solves problems
> when bridge device is brought up before adding real device to bridge.
> When the first real device is added to the bridge, it's address
> will overide the bridges random address.
> Note: any device added to a bridge must already have a valid
> ethernet address.
>  br_add_if -> br_fdb_insert -> fdb_insert -> is_valid_ether_addr
> Signed-off-by: Stephen Hemminger <>

Applied to net-2.6, thanks.
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