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Bug 597598 - RFE: add GVRP support for vlan devices
Summary: RFE: add GVRP support for vlan devices
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: initscripts
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-05-29 18:07 UTC by Tomasz Kepczynski
Modified: 2014-03-17 03:23 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

Fixed In Version: initscripts-9.26-1.fc15
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2011-02-28 21:24:28 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
proposed patch for GVRP support (deleted)
2010-05-29 18:07 UTC, Tomasz Kepczynski
no flags Details | Diff

Description Tomasz Kepczynski 2010-05-29 18:07:39 UTC
Created attachment 417903 [details]
proposed patch for GVRP support

Description of problem:
As in title really. Please see the attached patch.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2010-06-01 21:44:41 UTC
What are the benefits of enabling or disabling this? Does having it on by default help/hurt?

Comment 2 Tomasz Kepczynski 2010-06-02 05:07:20 UTC
GVRP is a protocol which allows switches to learn about vlan available over trunk ports. The vlans are created automatically and this allows to cut traffic on a trunk port to only that needed.
"gvrp on" will allow linux kernel to announce vlan creation/removal to switch.
I wouldn't put it on by default as: it requires switch with gvrp support; it requires switch to be configured properly. If it is not done then you pay for a feature which is useless for you in terms of kernel time needed to repeatedly send announcements and in traffic itself.

See also:

Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2011-02-28 21:24:28 UTC
Sorry about the delay. Added in;a=commitdiff;h=f662d4777625cd3bedea19cccabea7741a8b45c9.

Given that none of the other networking keys accept mixed case, I simplified that bit.

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2011-03-10 21:09:44 UTC
initscripts-9.26-1.fc15 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 15.

Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2011-03-14 05:38:52 UTC
initscripts-9.26-1.fc15 has been pushed to the Fedora 15 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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