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Date:	Fri, 15 Aug 2014 12:04:28 -0700
From:	John Fastabend <>
To:	Vladislav Yasevich <>,
CC:	"Michael S. Tsirkin" <>,
	Jason Wang <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] macvlan: Allow setting multicast filter on all macvlan

On 08/15/2014 10:04 AM, Vladislav Yasevich wrote:
> Currently, macvlan code restricts multicast and unicast
> filter setting only to passthru devices.  As a result,
> if a guest using macvtap wants to receive multicast
> traffic, it has to set IFF_ALLMULTI or IFF_PROMISC.
> This patch makes it possible to use the fdb interface
> to add multicast addresses to the filter thus allowing
> a guest to receive only targeted multicast traffic.
> CC: John Fastabend <>
> CC: Michael S. Tsirkin <>
> CC: Jason Wang <>
> Signed-off-by: Vladislav Yasevich <>
> ---

Acked-by: John Fastabend <>

Looks good to me. Although I am trying to recall why
we restrict unicast addresses? It looks like an additional
check could be made to detect duplicate MAC addresses
in fdb_add and then we could support this as well. But
I might be missing why this wasn't supported originally.

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