Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 597598
RFE: add GVRP support for vlan devices
Last modified: 2014-03-16 23:23:46 EDT
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):
What are the benefits of enabling or disabling this? Does having it on by default help/hurt?
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.
Sorry about the delay. Added in http://git.fedorahosted.org/git/?p=initscripts.git;a=commitdiff;h=f662d4777625cd3bedea19cccabea7741a8b45c9.
Given that none of the other networking keys accept mixed case, I simplified that bit.
initscripts-9.26-1.fc15 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 15.
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.