|| ||Eldad Zack <firstname.lastname@example.org> |
|| ||email@example.com |
|| ||[PATCH RFC 0/8] LLDP implementation for Linux |
|| ||Mon, 25 Jun 2012 20:28:12 +0200|
|| ||Eldad Zack <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|| ||Article, Thread
This series of patches provides a partial LLDP (IEEE Std 802.1ab)
I'd really appreciate a review of it.
LLDP is a simple discovery protocol which advertises the identification and
other info (such as MTU or capabilities) of device on the link. It can also
help debug misconfigurations on the link layer (wrong MTU, wrong VLAN).
* Applies against net-next and mainline.
* Included in this series is only LLDP output code.
This is not an issue since input and output are decoupled in LLDP anyway.
I'm working on the input code as well and will post it at some point in the
* Sysctl is used to do (some) configuration. This is done globally right now.
Before I add per-device sysctls: is it at all appropriate to use sysctl
* By default, transmission is suppressed. To arm it, set
* I've tested it on x86_64 and (qemu'd) x86.
* I've tested it on my machine and it works with Ethernet and WLAN.
* The last patch ("8021q/vlan: process NETDEV_GOING_DOWN") is needed
to be able to send shutdown PDU on VLAN interfaces, but has otherwise
* Is there a better way to deal with 16-bit endianness other than masking and
shifting, when one field is more than a byte long (in this case 7/9)?
* I usually only work on it on weekends, so I might be slow in responding back.
Thanks in advance if you're taking the time to review it or test it!
Signed-off-by: Eldad Zack <email@example.com>