Re: [PATCH] bridge: skip forwarding delay if not using STP

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From: Stephen Hemminger <shemminger@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2011 07:57:04 -0800

> If Spanning Tree Protocol is not enabled, there is no good reason for
> the bridge code to wait for the forwarding delay period before enabling
> the link. The purpose of the forwarding delay is to allow STP to
> learn about other bridges before nominating itself.
> 
> The only possible impact is that when starting up a new port
> the bridge may flood a packet now, where previously it might have
> seen traffic from the other host and preseeded the forwarding table.
> 
> Includes change for local variable br already available in that func.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Stephen Hemminger <shemminger@xxxxxxxxxx>

Applied to net-2.6, thanks.
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