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Date:   Fri, 21 Oct 2022 08:47:42 +0200
To:     Vladimir Oltean <>
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Subject: Re: [PATCH v8 net-next 10/12] net: dsa: mv88e6xxx: mac-auth/MAB

On 2022-10-21 00:57, Vladimir Oltean wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 20, 2022 at 10:20:50PM +0200, 
> wrote:
>> In general locked ports block traffic from a host based on if there is 
>> a
>> FDB entry or not. In the non-offloaded case, there is only CPU 
>> assisted
>> learning, so the normal learning mechanism has to be disabled as any
>> learned entry will open the port for the learned MAC,vlan.
> Does it have to be that way? Why can't BR_LEARNING on a BR_PORT_LOCKED
> cause the learned FDB entries to have BR_FDB_LOCKED, and everything
> would be ok in that case (the port will not be opened for the learned

I suppose you are right that basing it solely on BR_FDB_LOCKED is 

The question is then maybe if the common case where you don't need 
entries for the scheme to work, e.g. with EAPOL link local packets, 
less CPU load to work and is cleaner than if using BR_FDB_LOCKED 

>> Thus learning is off for locked ports, which of course includes MAB.
>> So the 'learning' is based on authorizing MAC,vlan addresses, which
>> is done by userspace daemons, e.g. hostapd or what could be called
>> mabd.

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