arp_notify: unconditionally send gratuitous ARP for NETDEV_NOTIFY_PEERS.
Ian Campbell [Fri, 11 Feb 2011 07:44:16 +0000 (07:44 +0000)]
NETDEV_NOTIFY_PEER is an explicit request by the driver to send a link
notification while NETDEV_UP/NETDEV_CHANGEADDR generate link
notifications as a sort of side effect.

In the later cases the sysctl option is present because link
notification events can have undesired effects e.g. if the link is
flapping. I don't think this applies in the case of an explicit
request from a driver.

This patch makes NETDEV_NOTIFY_PEER unconditional, if preferred we
could add a new sysctl for this case which defaults to on.

This change causes Xen post-migration ARP notifications (which cause
switches to relearn their MAC tables etc) to be sent by default.

Signed-off-by: Ian Campbell <ian.campbell@citrix.com>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>

net/ipv4/devinet.c

index 748cb5b..df4616f 100644 (file)
@@ -1030,6 +1030,21 @@ static inline bool inetdev_valid_mtu(unsigned mtu)
        return mtu >= 68;
 }
 
+static void inetdev_send_gratuitous_arp(struct net_device *dev,
+                                       struct in_device *in_dev)
+
+{
+       struct in_ifaddr *ifa = in_dev->ifa_list;
+
+       if (!ifa)
+               return;
+
+       arp_send(ARPOP_REQUEST, ETH_P_ARP,
+                ifa->ifa_address, dev,
+                ifa->ifa_address, NULL,
+                dev->dev_addr, NULL);
+}
+
 /* Called only under RTNL semaphore */
 
 static int inetdev_event(struct notifier_block *this, unsigned long event,
@@ -1082,18 +1097,13 @@ static int inetdev_event(struct notifier_block *this, unsigned long event,
                }
                ip_mc_up(in_dev);
                /* fall through */
-       case NETDEV_NOTIFY_PEERS:
        case NETDEV_CHANGEADDR:
+               if (!IN_DEV_ARP_NOTIFY(in_dev))
+                       break;
+               /* fall through */
+       case NETDEV_NOTIFY_PEERS:
                /* Send gratuitous ARP to notify of link change */
-               if (IN_DEV_ARP_NOTIFY(in_dev)) {
-                       struct in_ifaddr *ifa = in_dev->ifa_list;
-
-                       if (ifa)
-                               arp_send(ARPOP_REQUEST, ETH_P_ARP,
-                                        ifa->ifa_address, dev,
-                                        ifa->ifa_address, NULL,
-                                        dev->dev_addr, NULL);
-               }
+               inetdev_send_gratuitous_arp(dev, in_dev);
                break;
        case NETDEV_DOWN:
                ip_mc_down(in_dev);