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SubjectRe: [PATCH net-next v2 06/10] net: dsa: lan9303: added sysfs node swe_bcst_throt
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On 26. juli 2017 19:14, Andrew Lunn wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 25, 2017 at 06:15:49PM +0200, Egil Hjelmeland wrote:
>> Allowing per-port access to Switch Engine Broadcast Throttling Register
>
> Hi Egil
>
> In general, we are against using sysfs. If there is a generic
> mechanism, that applies for all sorts of network interfaces, it should
> be used instead of sysfs.
>
> Is this intended to reduce the effect of broadcast storms?
>
> Andrew
>

Yes, this setting can be used to reduce effect of broadcast storms.

I knew you all dislike using sysfs. Still I had a hope you could accept
the dsa_net_device_to_dsa_port() function it the previous patch.
I feel it would be convenient to be able to add driver sysfs nodes in
private branches for own debug and fine tuning, without having to patch
the networking core.



Egil

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