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    bridge: switchdev: Add forward mark support for stacked devices · 6bc506b4
    Ido Schimmel authored
    
    
    switchdev_port_fwd_mark_set() is used to set the 'offload_fwd_mark' of
    port netdevs so that packets being flooded by the device won't be
    flooded twice.
    
    It works by assigning a unique identifier (the ifindex of the first
    bridge port) to bridge ports sharing the same parent ID. This prevents
    packets from being flooded twice by the same switch, but will flood
    packets through bridge ports belonging to a different switch.
    
    This method is problematic when stacked devices are taken into account,
    such as VLANs. In such cases, a physical port netdev can have upper
    devices being members in two different bridges, thus requiring two
    different 'offload_fwd_mark's to be configured on the port netdev, which
    is impossible.
    
    The main problem is that packet and netdev marking is performed at the
    physical netdev level, whereas flooding occurs between bridge ports,
    which are not necessarily port netdevs.
    
    Instead, packet and netdev marking should really be done in the bridge
    driver with the switch driver only telling it which packets it already
    forwarded. The bridge driver will mark such packets using the mark
    assigned to the ingress bridge port and will prevent the packet from
    being forwarded through any bridge port sharing the same mark (i.e.
    having the same parent ID).
    
    Remove the current switchdev 'offload_fwd_mark' implementation and
    instead implement the proposed method. In addition, make rocker - the
    sole user of the mark - use the proposed method.
    Signed-off-by: default avatarIdo Schimmel <idosch@mellanox.com>
    Signed-off-by: default avatarJiri Pirko <jiri@mellanox.com>
    Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
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