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Re: [PATCH] (3/4) bridge linkstate handling

To: Stephen Hemminger <shemminger@xxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] (3/4) bridge linkstate handling
From: jamal <hadi@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 29 Jul 2004 08:12:44 -0400
Cc: "David S. Miller" <davem@xxxxxxxxxx>, bridge@xxxxxxxx, netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx
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On Wed, 2004-07-28 at 19:24, Stephen Hemminger wrote:
> This makes bridge port status reflect both the state of the interface
> from software (up/down) and the carrier.  It makes STP handle link failure
> (cable breakage, etc).  The original concept comes from a 
> Mark Ruijter <bridge@xxxxxxxxxxx> who implemented it differently.
> My way is simpler and requires no polling.
> Obviously, this link state detection will only work if the network card
> handles the events properly.

nice. Does this entrench STP further in the kernel?
Still planning to move it out to user space?


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