[OpenWrt-Devel] [PATCHv2 netifd 2/3] bridge: Allow setting multicast_to_unicast option

Felix Fietkau nbd at openwrt.org
Thu Aug 6 17:09:02 EDT 2015

On 2015-08-06 22:10, Linus Lüssing wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 05, 2015 at 01:38:28PM +0200, Felix Fietkau wrote:
>> On 2015-08-05 01:00, Linus Lüssing wrote:
>> > With this patch the multicast_to_unicast feature can be disabled for all
>> > wireless interfaces via an according option on the uci bridge interface.
>> > 
>> > This patch also exports the setting information to wireless handler
>> > scripts. The hostapd script will need that information to determine
>> > whether to enable or disable ap-isolation, for instance.
>> > 
>> > Signed-off-by: Linus Lüssing <linus.luessing at c0d3.blue>
>> I think it would be better to store these flags in the bridge config
>> instead of the generic device config, and either add a blob_buf argument
>> in struct device_hotplug_ops -> prepare, or add a new callback get_info,
>> which adds the bridge info for use in the wireless json.
> These would then be options per bridge, but not per bridge port,
> wouldn't they?

> For the multicast_to_unicast feature, okay (currently this patch
> only allows setting it "globally" for a bridge but not on a bridge
> port basis - though I was thinking about maybe making it bridge
> port specific once someone needs that). For the multicast_router
> option I'd need that on a bridge port basis.
OK, then leave it as device options for now until we have a better way
of specifiying bridge port settings. Same for multicast_to_unicast.

>> I would like to avoid polluting the generic device options with bridge
>> specific stuff.
>> This patch should probably be merged with the previous one afterwards,
>> since the first one without any other changes will cause regressions.
> Regressions, where/why? If this patch were ommitted from this
> patchset then no harm should be done (unless I'm missing
> something?).
The regression is: patch 1 enables hairpin mode for wireless interfaces,
with the assumption that the wireless script enables isolate mode for
multicast-to-unicast enable configurations.
The wireless script can only do that if patch 2 is applies, because that
one passes the required options.
The regression disappears after you rework patch 1 as discussed.

- Felix
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