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Date:   Sat, 5 Dec 2020 21:24:42 +0100
From:   Marc Kleine-Budde <>
To:     Oliver Hartkopp <>,
        Jakub Kicinski <>
        Thomas Wagner <>
Subject: Re: [net 3/3] can: isotp: add SF_BROADCAST support for functional

On 12/5/20 12:26 PM, Oliver Hartkopp wrote:
> On 05.12.20 04:44, Jakub Kicinski wrote:
>> On Fri,  4 Dec 2020 14:35:08 +0100 Marc Kleine-Budde wrote:
>>> From: Oliver Hartkopp <>
>>> When CAN_ISOTP_SF_BROADCAST is set in the CAN_ISOTP_OPTS flags the CAN_ISOTP
>>> socket is switched into functional addressing mode, where only single frame
>>> (SF) protocol data units can be send on the specified CAN interface and the
>>> given tp.tx_id after bind().
>>> In opposite to normal and extended addressing this socket does not register a
>>> CAN-ID for reception which would be needed for a 1-to-1 ISOTP connection with a
>>> segmented bi-directional data transfer.
>>> Sending SFs on this socket is therefore a TX-only 'broadcast' operation.
>> Unclear from this patch what is getting fixed. Looks a little bit like
>> a feature which could be added in a backward compatible way, no?
>> Is it only added for completeness of the ISOTP implementation?
> Yes, the latter.
> It's a very small and simple tested addition and I hope it can still go 
> into the initial upstream process.

What about the (incremental?) change that Thomas Wagner posted?


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