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Date:	Fri, 04 Nov 2011 17:40:05 -0400 (EDT)
From:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] macvlan: receive multicast with local address

From: Stephen Hemminger <>
Date: Wed, 2 Nov 2011 15:11:53 -0700

> When implementing VRRP v2 using macvlan several problems were
> discovered.  VRRP is weird in that all routers participating
> in a redundant group use the same virtual MAC address.
> Macvlan is a natural driver to use for this but it doesn't
> work.  The problem is that packets with a macvlan device's
> source address are not received.
> The problem is actually a regression that date back almost 2 years now.
> The original problems started with:
> commit 618e1b7482f7a8a4c6c6e8ccbe140e4c331df4e9
> Author: Arnd Bergmann <>
> Date:   Thu Nov 26 06:07:10 2009 +0000
>     macvlan: implement bridge, VEPA and private mode
> This patches restores the original 2.6.32 behavior. Allowing multicast
> packets received with the VRRP source address to be received.
> Signed-off-by: Stephen Hemminger <>

Applied and queued up for -stable, thanks.
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