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Date:	Sun, 21 Dec 2014 15:06:49 -0500
From:	Jamal Hadi Salim <jhs@...atatu.com>
To:	Roopa Prabhu <roopa@...ulusnetworks.com>
CC:	John Fastabend <john.fastabend@...il.com>,
	Hubert Sokolowski <h.sokolowski@....edu.pl>,
	"netdev@...r.kernel.org" <netdev@...r.kernel.org>,
	Vlad Yasevich <vyasevic@...hat.com>,
	Shrijeet Mukherjee <shm@...ulusnetworks.com>
Subject: Re: SRIOV as bridge Re: [PATCH net-next RESEND] net: Do not call
 ndo_dflt_fdb_dump if ndo_fdb_dump is defined.

On 12/21/14 14:36, Roopa Prabhu wrote:
> On 12/21/14, 11:19 AM, Jamal Hadi Salim wrote:
>> On 12/21/14 14:08, Roopa Prabhu wrote:

> 'self' would just mean the driver owns the PF embedded bridge and the
> kernel bridge driver has no role in this. 'self' will just tell the VF
> driver to deal with the fdb mac entry. And the VF driver can push the
> fdb to the PF  (John can confirm if the intel sriov devices really do it
> this way or some other way).
>

If the VFs are exposed as netdevs and the master (or Parent which i 
think the "P" stands for) they point to
is the PF - then is the PF a bridge abstraction?
And if the path is via is the PF - i think that seems like "master"
not self, no?

cheers,
jamal
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