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Date:	Sat, 27 Feb 2010 11:44:10 -0700
From:	Jason Gunthorpe <>
To:	Jiri Pirko <>
Cc:	Or Gerlitz <>,,,,
	Moni Shoua <monis@...taire.COM>
Subject: Re: [net-next-2.6 PATCH] infiniband: convert to use netdev_for_each_mc_addr

On Sat, Feb 27, 2010 at 11:38:37AM +0100, Jiri Pirko wrote:

> >The problem this statement is trying to solve had to do with bonding
> >creating multicast addresess for ethernet rather than infiniband in
> >some cases. This happens because bonding makes a device that switches
> >from ethernet to infiniband during its lifetime. I'm not quite
> >sure what kind of life cycle those addresses go through, but if they
> >somehow stay on the mc_list then ipoib_mcast_addr_is_valid will still
> >need to have the check.

> Ok I see your point now. But in this case, the length check should be in all
> drivers because if for example bonding device changes from infiniband back to
> eth, the addresses stored would be "cut" to 6 bytes and would make no sense.

Ideally, but the other wrinkle is due to other problems in the ipoib
driver one bad multicast address blocks further addresses from being
processed - effectively rendering the interface useless for
multicast. Ethernet drivers will just subscribe to a bogus address, no
real harm done.

I would prefer to see the check remain in ipoib until we can see
through testing that it is no longer triggering.

> 2) when bonding changes it's type, flush mc addresses and start over.
> Second option looks nicer to me, but I might be missing something, thouths?

There was a patch posted that tried to do something like what you are
From: Moni Shoua <monis@...taire.COM>
Subject: Re: [PATCH RESEND] bonding: remap muticast addresses without using dev_close() and dev_open()

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