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Date:	Fri, 11 Apr 2014 09:59:06 +0800
From:	Herbert Xu <>
To:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/2] macvlan: Move broadcasts into a work queue

On Thu, Apr 10, 2014 at 09:40:23PM -0400, David Miller wrote:
> From: Herbert Xu <>
> Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2014 01:23:49 +0800
> > On Tue, Apr 08, 2014 at 09:48:40AM -0700, Ben Greear wrote:
> >> 
> >> At least for ARPs, maybe we could inspect the packet and only
> >> deliver to interfaces configured with the MAC that is being
> >> ARPed for (or ones that are in promisc)?
> > 
> > Yes this would definitely be a great optimisation.
> Yes and you can use the direct rather than the workqueue path.

This would be a worthy optimisation for bridge.c too.  In fact,
I wonder if it would be possible to share some of the broadcast/
multicast logic between macvlan and bridge.

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