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    net: bridge: add support for IGMP/MLD stats and export them via netlink · 1080ab95
    Nikolay Aleksandrov authored
    This patch adds stats support for the currently used IGMP/MLD types by the
    bridge. The stats are per-port (plus one stat per-bridge) and per-direction
    (RX/TX). The stats are exported via netlink via the new linkxstats API
    (RTM_GETSTATS). In order to minimize the performance impact, a new option
    is used to enable/disable the stats - multicast_stats_enabled, similar to
    the recent vlan stats. Also in order to avoid multiple IGMP/MLD type
    lookups and checks, we make use of the current "igmp" member of the bridge
    private skb->cb region to record the type on Rx (both host-generated and
    external packets pass by multicast_rcv()). We can do that since the igmp
    member was used as a boolean and all the valid IGMP/MLD types are positive
    values. The normal bridge fast-path is not affected at all, the only
    affected paths are the flooding ones and since we make use of the IGMP/MLD
    type, we can quickly determine if the packet should be counted using
    cache-hot data (cb's igmp member). We add counters for:
    * IGMP Queries
    * IGMP Leaves
    * IGMP v1/v2/v3 reports
    * MLD Queries
    * MLD Leaves
    * MLD v1/v2 reports
    These are invaluable when monitoring or debugging complex multicast setups
    with bridges.
    Signed-off-by: default avatarNikolay Aleksandrov <>
    Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid S. Miller <>