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Date:	Mon, 29 Dec 2014 21:41:24 -0800
From:	roopa <roopa@...ulusnetworks.com>
To:	Scott Feldman <sfeldma@...il.com>
CC:	Netdev <netdev@...r.kernel.org>, shemminger@...tta.com,
	"vyasevic@...hat.com" <vyasevic@...hat.com>,
	Wilson Kok <wkok@...ulusnetworks.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 6/6] bridge: add vlan info to bridge setlink and dellink
 notification messages

On 12/29/14, 9:25 PM, Scott Feldman wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 29, 2014 at 9:17 PM, roopa <roopa@...ulusnetworks.com> wrote:
>> On 12/29/14, 3:42 PM, Scott Feldman wrote:
>>> On Mon, Dec 29, 2014 at 1:05 PM,  <roopa@...ulusnetworks.com> wrote:
>>>> From: Roopa Prabhu <roopa@...ulusnetworks.com>
>>>>
>>>> vlan add/deletes are not notified to userspace today. This patch fixes
>>>> it.
>>>> Notifications will contain vlans compressed into ranges whereever
>>>> applicable.
>>> Why is this notification needed?  On VLAN add/del, the port driver
>>> will already get called if it implements ndo_vlan_rx_add_vid and
>>> ndo_vlan_rx_kill_vid.
>> This is strictly for userspace.
>>
>>>     The port driver already gets the notification
>>> it needs to filter vlans.  User space can query for vlan port
>>> membership if it needs to know.
>>
>> You mean request a dump ?. yes it can if it needs all the configured vlans.
>> But for notifications, we must at the least notify what changed with respect
>> to vlans with RTM_SETLINK/DELLINK, no ?
> You'll get that notification if you implement ndo_vlan_rx_add/kill_vid
> in your port driver, which is called from RTM_SETLINK/DELLINK.  Your
> port driver can send to user-space, I suppose, if user-space needs
> notification.
When the bridge is a vlan filtering bridge, I think its the bridge 
driver who will need to send notifications to vlan add/dels
on PF_BRIDGE similar to fdb add/dels.

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