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Date:   Thu, 5 Apr 2018 13:47:36 +0200
From:   Andrew Lunn <>
To:     Laurentiu Tudor <>
Cc:     Stuart Yoder <>, Arnd Bergmann <>,
        Ioana Ciornei <>,
        gregkh <>,
        Linux Kernel Mailing List <>,
        Ruxandra Ioana Ciocoi Radulescu <>,
        Razvan Stefanescu <>,
        Roy Pledge <>,
        Networking <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3 2/4] bus: fsl-mc: add restool userspace support

On Thu, Apr 05, 2018 at 10:30:01AM +0000, Laurentiu Tudor wrote:
> Hello,
> My 2c below.
> On 04/04/2018 03:42 PM, Andrew Lunn wrote:
> >> I hear you.  It is more complicated this way...having all these individual
> >> objects vs just a single "bundle" of them that represents a NIC.  But, that's
> >> the way the DPAA2 hardware is, and we're implementing kernel support for
> >> the hardware as it is.
> >
> > Hi Stuart
> >
> > I see we are not making any progress here.
> >
> > So what i suggest is you post the kernel code and configuration tool
> > concept to netdev for a full review. You want reviews from David
> > Miller, Jiri Pirko, Jakub Kicinski, David Ahern, etc.
> >
> I think that the discussion steered too much towards networking related 
> topics, while this ioctl doesn't have much to do with networking.

Hi Laurentiu

So i can use switchdev without it? I can modprobe the switchdev
driver, all the physical interfaces will appear, and i can use ip addr
add etc. I do not need to use a user space tool at all in order to use
the network functionality?


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