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Date:	Sat, 16 Jul 2016 19:58:02 -0700 (PDT)
From:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next 0/4] net: bridge: simplify receive path and
 consolidate forwarding paths

From: Nikolay Aleksandrov <>
Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2016 06:09:58 +0300

> This set tries to simplify the receive and forwarding paths. Patch 01 is
> a trivial style adjustment, patch 02 removes one conditional from the
> unicast fast path, patch 03 removes another conditional and more imporantly
> removes the skb0/skb2 ambiguity about locally receiving the skb and
> switches to a boolean called "local_rcv".
> Patch 04 is the most important change which consolidates the forwarding
> paths for locally originated and forwarded packets into __br_forward. This
> allows us to remove the function pointers giving a minor performance boost,
> more importantly it makes it much easier to reason about the forwarding
> path and reduces the code duplication that was needed when making changes.
> Also it allows the receive path to fully setup the environment prior to
> calling any forwarding functions (i.e. to properly set unicast, local_rcv
> and search for unicast/mcast dst).
> Functionally everything should stay the same after this set.
> I've done basic tests with unicast/multicast/broadcast Tx/Rx. Please
> review carefully.

I've reviewed this twice and can't find any problems, so applied to
net-next, thanks.

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