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Date:   Wed, 11 Jul 2018 23:07:40 -0700 (PDT)
From:   David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next] macvlan: Change status when lower device goes

From: Travis Brown <>
Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2018 00:35:01 +0000

> Today macvlan ignores the notification when a lower device goes
> administratively down, preventing the lack of connectivity from
> bubbling up.
> Processing NETDEV_DOWN results in a macvlan state of LOWERLAYERDOWN
> with NO-CARRIER which should be easy to interpret in userspace.
> 2: lower: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST> mtu 1500 qdisc mq state DOWN mode DEFAULT group default qlen 1000
> 3: <NO-CARRIER,BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,M-DOWN> mtu 1500 qdisc noqueue state LOWERLAYERDOWN mode DEFAULT group default qlen 1000
> Signed-off-by: Suresh Krishnan <>
> Signed-off-by: Travis Brown <>

Seems reasonable, applied, thanks.

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