Kernel Bridge Support

Asked by Jose on 2014-09-15

Hi,

I have been using your fantastic tool for a couple of days and I would like to simulate a network with STP support.
The kernel 2.6.18 doesn't seem to have bridge support enabled, so I can't use bridge utils with it.

I have found that you have several kernel's and filesystems' under download/testing page. Those kernel's appear to have bridge support but I am unable to use them. When I add a machine with the kernel 3.2.60 and respective filesystem, the console never shows up.

I have another problem, related with bonding. Do you have a kernel and/or filesystem with bonding disabled?

Thank you very much.

Kind Regards,
Jose Ventura

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2014-09-17
Jean-Vincent Loddo (loddo) said : #1

Hi Jose,

You have to install the "trunk" (development) version of marionnet to
correctly launch these new kernels and filesystems. You can do this
typing the command:

marionnet_from_scratch -m trunk

(there are also debian sid packages) then following the instructions in

http://www.marionnet.org/download/testing/{debian-wheezy,guignol,kernels}/README

(you have probably already done that).

Concerning bridge, bonding or other features of these kernels, you can
inspect the corresponding .config file. For instance, searching into:

http://www.marionnet.org/download/testing/kernels/linux-3.2.60-ghost.config

you will find what you want:

CONFIG_STP=y
CONFIG_BRIDGE=y
CONFIG_BONDING=y

Hope this helps,
Jean-Vincent Loddo

On Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:42:44 -0000, Jose wrote:
> New question #254522 on marionnet:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/marionnet/+question/254522
>
>
> Hi,
>
> I have been using your fantastic tool for a couple of days and I
> would like to simulate a network with STP support.
> The kernel 2.6.18 doesn't seem to have bridge support enabled, so I
> can't use bridge utils with it.
>
> I have found that you have several kernel's and filesystems' under
> download/testing page. Those kernel's appear to have bridge support
> but I am unable to use them. When I add a machine with the kernel
> 3.2.60 and respective filesystem, the console never shows up.
>
> I have another problem, related with bonding. Do you have a kernel
> and/or filesystem with bonding disabled?
>
> Thank you very much.
>
> Kind Regards,
> Jose Ventura

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