Re: [PATCH 1/2] Issue NETDEV_CHANGE notification when bridge changes state

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Le 07/03/2011 07:41, Stephen Hemminger a Ãcrit :
>> On Sun, Mar 06, 2011 at 09:45:41AM -0800, Stephen Hemminger wrote:
>>> Since this a generic problem, it needs a better solution.
>>> Sending NETDEV_CHANGE impacts lots of other pieces, and even
>>> user space has similar problems.
>> It does seem a little broad notification type. I've checked over
>> all the currently defined NETDEV notifiers, and it seems that
>> NETDEV_NOTIFY_PEERS may be a better option to use when bridge
>> has a potential topology change.
>> Currently it is only used in ipv4/devinet.c: where it is used to issue
>> a gratuitous ARP.
> I was thinking of fixing bridge to not actually bring the link
> up until in forwarding mode. Other applications (DHCP, etc)
> see the link up and really don't like being in half duplex
> during that period.

I think it is the right way to manage this situation. And bonding should behave the same, if not 
already true.

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