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Date:	Fri, 26 Feb 2010 16:42:11 -0800
From:	Stephen Hemminger <>
To:	Herbert Xu <>
Cc:	"David S. Miller" <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH 10/13] bridge: Add multicast_router sysfs entries

On Fri, 26 Feb 2010 23:35:15 +0800
Herbert Xu <> wrote:

> bridge: Add multicast_router sysfs entries
> This patch allows the user to forcibly enable/disable ports as
> having multicast routers attached.  A port with a multicast router
> will receive all multicast traffic.
> The value 0 disables it completely.  The default is 1 which lets
> the system automatically detect the presence of routers (currently
> this is limited to picking up queries), and 2 means that the port
> will always receive all multicast traffic.
> Signed-off-by: Herbert Xu <>

I like the functionality, but don't like users whacking on sysfs
directly. Could you send patches to integrate a user API into
bridge-utils; the utils are at: 
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