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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/7] net: dsa: add QCA AR8xxx switch family support\
On Fri, May 29, 2015 at 12:58:12PM -0700, Florian Fainelli wrote:
> On 29/05/15 11:59, Andrew Lunn wrote:
> > On Fri, May 29, 2015 at 11:49:54AM -0700, Mathieu Olivari wrote:
> >> On Fri, May 29, 2015 at 04:00:01AM +0200, Andrew Lunn wrote:
> >>> FYI:
> >>>
> >>> I have patches which allow DSA to use two cpu interfaces. Seems to
> >>> work on my DIR665 with a Marvell Switch.
> >>>
> >>> I will post the patches as an RFC.
> >>>
> >>> Andrew
> >>
> >> Does it require the switch CPU ports to support LAG or is it generic
> >> enough to allow switch partitioning?
> >
> > When using tags, DSA by default partitions the switch. Each user port
> > is separate from other ports. lan4 will not bridge to lan1 unless you
> > either do it in software, or you implement the
> > .port_join_bridge/.port_leave_bridge/.port_stp_update methods of
> > dsa_switch_driver.
> >
> > What it requires is that for each user port, you can configure what
> > cpu port it should use. Marvell devices have this ability, and at a
> > first look, it seems like SF2 does as well, but i will leave Florian
> > to answer definitively.
>
> That's right, such configuration happens by using VLAN_CTL in the
> context of SF2, by default only Port <N> and CPU can talk to each other.
> Bridging ports involving putting them in the same domain, e.g: updating
> the VLAN_CTL bitmask to include all bridge members.

Similar here. That would work for ar8xxx too.

> --
> Florian


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