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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] public/io/netif.h: change semantics of "request-multicast-control" flag

El 21/01/16 a les 16.29, Ian Campbell ha escrit:
> On Wed, 2016-01-20 at 12:50 +0000, Paul Durrant wrote:
>> My patch b2700877 "move and amend multicast control documentation"
>> clarified use of the multicast control protocol between frontend and
>> backend. However, it transpires that the restrictions that documentation
>> placed on the "request-multicast-control" flag make it hard for a
>> frontend to enable 'all multicast' promiscuous mode, in that to do so
>> would require the frontend and backend to disconnect and re-connect.
>> This patch adds a new "feature-dynamic-multicast-control" flag to allow
>> a backend to advertise that it will watch "request-multicast-control" hence
>> allowing it to be meaningfully modified by the frontend at any time rather
>> than only when the frontend and backend are disconnected.
>> Signed-off-by: Paul Durrant <paul.durrant@xxxxxxxxxx>
>> Cc: Ian Campbell <ian.campbell@xxxxxxxxxx>
>> Cc: Ian Jackson <ian.jackson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Cc: Jan Beulich <jbeulich@xxxxxxxx>
>> Cc: Keir Fraser <keir@xxxxxxx>
>> Cc: Tim Deegan <tim@xxxxxxx>
> This looks good to me, but also adding Wei (Linux netback + BSD stuff) and
> Roger (BSD stuff) for their perspective.
> I should probably have done that for the last set of netif.h changes too,
> since apart from the nominal maintainers of xen/include/public/io/*.h it's
> worth getting input from the maintainers of the consumers. Not sure we can
> express that very well in MAINTAINERS :-(.

I'm going to leave this one to Wei, he has more experience than me
regarding FreeBSD netfront (and xen-net related topics).

FWIW, a quick and dirty grep on FreeBSD netfront doesn't show any
results for "request-multicast-control", so I guess it's not implemented.


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