path: root/net/ipv4/ipconfig.c
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authorFlorian Fainelli <f.fainelli@gmail.com>2015-01-16 09:56:01 -0800
committerDavid S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>2015-01-19 15:45:10 -0500
commit728c02089a0e3eefb02e9927bfae50490f40e72e (patch)
tree0556ec2ffded299341f152e6f6ba396e34150010 /net/ipv4/ipconfig.c
parentmii: Handle link state changes for forced modes in mii_check_media() (diff)
net: ipv4: handle DSA enabled master network devices
The logic to configure a network interface for kernel IP auto-configuration is very simplistic, and does not handle the case where a device is stacked onto another such as with DSA. This causes the kernel not to open and configure the master network device in a DSA switch tree, and therefore slave network devices using this master network devices as conduit device cannot be open. This restriction comes from a check in net/dsa/slave.c, which is basically checking the master netdev flags for IFF_UP and returns -ENETDOWN if it is not the case. Automatically bringing-up DSA master network devices allows DSA slave network devices to be used as valid interfaces for e.g: NFS root booting by allowing kernel IP autoconfiguration to succeed on these interfaces. On the reverse path, make sure we do not attempt to close a DSA-enabled device as this would implicitely prevent the slave DSA network device from operating. Signed-off-by: Florian Fainelli <f.fainelli@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
Diffstat (limited to 'net/ipv4/ipconfig.c')
1 files changed, 3 insertions, 3 deletions
diff --git a/net/ipv4/ipconfig.c b/net/ipv4/ipconfig.c
index 7fa18bc7e47f..b26376ef87f6 100644
--- a/net/ipv4/ipconfig.c
+++ b/net/ipv4/ipconfig.c
@@ -209,9 +209,9 @@ static int __init ic_open_devs(void)
last = &ic_first_dev;
- /* bring loopback device up first */
+ /* bring loopback and DSA master network devices up first */
for_each_netdev(&init_net, dev) {
- if (!(dev->flags & IFF_LOOPBACK))
+ if (!(dev->flags & IFF_LOOPBACK) && !netdev_uses_dsa(dev))
if (dev_change_flags(dev, dev->flags | IFF_UP) < 0)
pr_err("IP-Config: Failed to open %s\n", dev->name);
@@ -306,7 +306,7 @@ static void __init ic_close_devs(void)
while ((d = next)) {
next = d->next;
dev = d->dev;
- if (dev != ic_dev) {
+ if (dev != ic_dev && !netdev_uses_dsa(dev)) {
DBG(("IP-Config: Downing %s\n", dev->name));
dev_change_flags(dev, d->flags);