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Date:   Thu, 2 Nov 2017 17:10:16 +0100
From:   Andrew Lunn <andrew@...n.ch>
To:     David Daney <ddaney@...iumnetworks.com>
Cc:     David Daney <david.daney@...ium.com>, linux-mips@...ux-mips.org,
        ralf@...ux-mips.org, James Hogan <james.hogan@...s.com>,
        netdev@...r.kernel.org, "David S. Miller" <davem@...emloft.net>,
        Rob Herring <robh+dt@...nel.org>,
        Mark Rutland <mark.rutland@....com>,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
        "Steven J. Hill" <steven.hill@...ium.com>,
        devicetree@...r.kernel.org, Carlos Munoz <cmunoz@...ium.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 6/7] netdev: octeon-ethernet: Add Cavium Octeon III
 support.

On Thu, Nov 02, 2017 at 08:55:33AM -0700, David Daney wrote:
> On 11/02/2017 05:43 AM, Andrew Lunn wrote:
> [...]
> >>+
> >>+		i = atomic_inc_return(&pki_id);
> >>+		pki_dev = platform_device_register_data(&new_dev->dev,
> >>+							is_mix ? "octeon_mgmt" : "ethernet-mac-pki",
> >>+							i, &platform_data, sizeof(platform_data));
> >>+		dev_info(&pdev->dev, "Created %s %u: %p\n",
> >>+			 is_mix ? "MIX" : "PKI", pki_dev->id, pki_dev);
> >
> >Is there any change of these ethernet ports being used to connect to
> >an Ethernet switch. We have had issues in the past with these sort of
> >platform devices combined with DSA.
> >
> 
> There are only two possibilities.  The BGX MACs have a multiplexer that
> allows them to be connected to either the "octeon_mgmt" MIX packet
> processor, or to the "ethernet-mac-pki" PKI/PKO packet processor.  The SoCs
> supported by these drivers do not contain any hardware that would be
> considered an "Ethernet switch".

Hi David

I was thinking of an external Ethernet switch. You generally connect
via RGMII to a port of the switch.

http://elixir.free-electrons.com/linux/v4.9.60/source/Documentation/networking/dsa/dsa.txt

	Andrew

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