Patchwork pull request: batman-adv 2012-04-25

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Submitter Antonio Quartulli
Date April 25, 2012, 1:26 p.m.
Message ID <1335360431-30027-1-git-send-email-ordex@autistici.org>
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Permalink /patch/154908/
State Changes Requested
Delegated to: David Miller
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Pull-request

git://git.open-mesh.org/linux-merge.git tags/batman-adv-for-davem

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Antonio Quartulli - April 25, 2012, 1:26 p.m.
I'd like to propose the following changes for net-next/linux-3.5.

The first 8 patches introduce a new feature called D.A.T. (Distributed ARP
Table) which is the resulting implementation of Antonio Quartulli's GSOC 2011
Project[0]. This feature aims to improve reliability of ARP resolutions in
sparse wireless mesh networks by creating either a local and a
network-wide-distributed ARP cache. Major details can be found on its
wikipage[1].
It is an optional feature and it is possible to choose whether to compile it
or not by using the proper Kconfig option (=n by default). We are evaluating the
possibility of introducing a runtime switch to turn the behaviour on an off
without recompiling the module (like for the bridge loop avoidance).

Patch 1 also introduces a new packet type, but backward compatibility is
preserved.
Patch 9 fixes a bug in the "gw propagation" feature introduced so far.
Patch 11 and 12 are yet other improvements for the new
routing-protocol-API.

The others are minor fixes and cleanups.

Thank you very much,
	Antonio

[0] http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/project/google/gsoc2011/ordex/4001
[1] http://www.open-mesh.org/wiki/batman-adv/DistributedArpTable

The following changes since commit 7a2a66a0ac1cf93d30869c4ecbfc71a2fda19397:

  Add linux-next specific files for 20120423 (2012-04-23 16:58:43 +1000)

are available in the git repository at:

  git://git.open-mesh.org/linux-merge.git tags/batman-adv-for-davem

for you to fetch changes up to cc01b7a1f16291cc48fa6d261aa952d45604f10c:

  batman-adv: split neigh_new function into generic and batman iv specific parts (2012-04-24 10:11:31 +0200)

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Included changes:

* a new feature has been introduced: D.A.T. (Distributed ARP Table). It is a
  mechanism based on DHT theory that creates a distributed (mesh network wide)
  ARP cache in order to speed up ARP resolutions in sparse wireless mesh
  networks.
* in order to satisfy DAT requirements a new unicast packet type, namely
  UNICAST_4ADDR, has been introduced. Backward compatibility has been kept: not
  updated nodes will simply drop the packet and ignore DAT mechanism.
* minor fixes and cleanups
* minor routing protocol API cleanups

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Antonio Quartulli (9):
      batman-adv: add UNICAST_4ADDR packet type
      batman-adv: add a new log level for DAT debugging
      batman-adv: add biggest_unsigned_int(x) macro
      batman-adv: Distributed ARP Table - create DHT helper functions
      batman-adv: Distributed ARP Table - add ARP parsing functions
      batman-adv: Distributed ARP Table - add snooping functions for ARP messages
      batman-adv: Distributed ARP Table - increase default soft_iface ARP table timeout
      batman-adv: Distributed ARP Table - add compile option
      batman-adv: fix wrong dhcp option list browsing

Marek Lindner (6):
      batman-adv: introduce is_single_hop_neigh variable to increase readability
      batman-adv: introduce packet type handler array for incoming packets
      batman-adv: register batman ogm receive function during protocol init
      batman-adv: rename last_valid to last_seen
      batman-adv: replace HZ calculations with jiffies_to_msecs()
      batman-adv: split neigh_new function into generic and batman iv specific parts

 Documentation/networking/batman-adv.txt |    3 +-
 net/batman-adv/Kconfig                  |   10 +
 net/batman-adv/Makefile                 |    1 +
 net/batman-adv/bat_debugfs.c            |    4 +-
 net/batman-adv/bat_iv_ogm.c             |   95 +++--
 net/batman-adv/bat_sysfs.c              |    2 +-
 net/batman-adv/distributed-arp-table.c  |  605 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 net/batman-adv/distributed-arp-table.h  |  140 +++++++
 net/batman-adv/gateway_client.c         |    6 +-
 net/batman-adv/hard-interface.c         |  116 +-----
 net/batman-adv/main.c                   |  124 ++++++-
 net/batman-adv/main.h                   |   24 +-
 net/batman-adv/originator.c             |   52 +--
 net/batman-adv/originator.h             |    6 +-
 net/batman-adv/packet.h                 |   30 +-
 net/batman-adv/routing.c                |   30 +-
 net/batman-adv/routing.h                |    4 +-
 net/batman-adv/send.c                   |    6 +-
 net/batman-adv/soft-interface.c         |   17 +-
 net/batman-adv/types.h                  |   33 +-
 net/batman-adv/unicast.c                |  102 +++++-
 net/batman-adv/unicast.h                |   21 +-
 22 files changed, 1205 insertions(+), 226 deletions(-)
 create mode 100644 net/batman-adv/distributed-arp-table.c
 create mode 100644 net/batman-adv/distributed-arp-table.h
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