[PATCH 126/139] bridge: set priority of STP packets

Luis Henriques luis.henriques at canonical.com
Thu Feb 28 14:44:36 UTC 2013 -stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Stephen Hemminger <stephen at networkplumber.org>

commit 547b4e718115eea74087e28d7fa70aec619200db upstream.

Spanning Tree Protocol packets should have always been marked as
control packets, this causes them to get queued in the high prirority
FIFO. As Radia Perlman mentioned in her LCA talk, STP dies if bridge
gets overloaded and can't communicate. This is a long-standing bug back
to the first versions of Linux bridge.

Signed-off-by: Stephen Hemminger <stephen at networkplumber.org>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem at davemloft.net>
Signed-off-by: Luis Henriques <luis.henriques at canonical.com>
 net/bridge/br_stp_bpdu.c | 2 ++
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+)

diff --git a/net/bridge/br_stp_bpdu.c b/net/bridge/br_stp_bpdu.c
index fd30a60..a8aa2d5 100644
--- a/net/bridge/br_stp_bpdu.c
+++ b/net/bridge/br_stp_bpdu.c
@@ -16,6 +16,7 @@
 #include <linux/etherdevice.h>
 #include <linux/llc.h>
 #include <linux/slab.h>
+#include <linux/pkt_sched.h>
 #include <net/net_namespace.h>
 #include <net/llc.h>
 #include <net/llc_pdu.h>
@@ -40,6 +41,7 @@ static void br_send_bpdu(struct net_bridge_port *p,
 	skb->dev = p->dev;
 	skb->protocol = htons(ETH_P_802_2);
+	skb->priority = TC_PRIO_CONTROL;
 	skb_reserve(skb, LLC_RESERVE);
 	memcpy(__skb_put(skb, length), data, length);

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