The standard kernel API to add new virtual interfaces and attach other interfaces to it is rtnl-link. batman-adv supports it since v3.10. This functionality should be used instead of the legacy batman-adv-only sysfs interface.
Signed-off-by: Sven Eckelmann firstname.lastname@example.org --- v3: - rebased on top of current master to fix conflicts with newest patches v2: - rebased on top of current master to fix conflicts with newest patches
Documentation/networking/batman-adv.txt | 17 +++++++++++------ 1 file changed, 11 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)
diff --git a/Documentation/networking/batman-adv.txt b/Documentation/networking/batman-adv.txt index 1b5e7a7..8a8d3d9 100644 --- a/Documentation/networking/batman-adv.txt +++ b/Documentation/networking/batman-adv.txt @@ -43,10 +43,15 @@ new interfaces to verify the compatibility. There is no need to reload the module if you plug your USB wifi adapter into your ma- chine after batman advanced was initially loaded.
-To activate a given interface simply write "bat0" into its -"mesh_iface" file inside the batman_adv subfolder: +The batman-adv soft-interface can be created using the iproute2 +tool "ip"
-# echo bat0 > /sys/class/net/eth0/batman_adv/mesh_iface +# ip link add name bat0 type batadv + +To activate a given interface simply attach it to the "bat0" +interface + +# ip link set dev eth0 master bat0
Repeat this step for all interfaces you wish to add. Now batman starts using/broadcasting on this/these interface(s). @@ -56,10 +61,10 @@ By reading the "iface_status" file you can check its status: # cat /sys/class/net/eth0/batman_adv/iface_status # active
-To deactivate an interface you have to write "none" into its -"mesh_iface" file: +To deactivate an interface you have to detach it from the +"bat0" interface:
-# echo none > /sys/class/net/eth0/batman_adv/mesh_iface +# ip link set dev eth0 nomaster
All mesh wide settings can be found in batman's own interface