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Date:   Wed, 10 Apr 2019 03:56:44 +0300
From:   Vladimir Oltean <olteanv@...il.com>
To:     f.fainelli@...il.com, vivien.didelot@...il.com, andrew@...n.ch,
        davem@...emloft.net
Cc:     netdev@...r.kernel.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
        georg.waibel@...sor-technik.de, Vladimir Oltean <olteanv@...il.com>
Subject: [PATCH v2 net-next 06/22] net: dsa: Call driver's setup callback after setting up its switchdev notifier

This allows the driver to perform some manipulations of its own during
setup, using generic switchdev calls. Having the notifiers registered at
setup time is important because otherwise any switchdev transaction
emitted during this time would be ignored (dispatched to an empty call
chain).

One current usage scenario is for the driver to request DSA to set up
802.1Q based switch tagging for its ports.

There is no danger for the driver setup code to start racing now with
switchdev events emitted from the network stack (such as bridge core)
even if the notifier is registered earlier. This is because the network
stack needs a net_device as a vehicle to perform switchdev operations,
and the slave net_devices are registered later than the core driver
setup anyway (ds->ops->setup in dsa_switch_setup vs dsa_port_setup).

Luckily DSA doesn't need a net_device to carry out switchdev callbacks,
and therefore drivers shouldn't assume either that net_devices are
available at the time their switchdev callbacks get invoked.

Signed-off-by: Vladimir Oltean <olteanv@...il.com>
Reviewed-by: Florian Fainelli <f.fainelli@...il.com>
---
Changes in v2:
More verbiage in commit message.

 net/dsa/dsa2.c | 8 ++++----
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

diff --git a/net/dsa/dsa2.c b/net/dsa/dsa2.c
index fe0a6197db9c..f4277ee314da 100644
--- a/net/dsa/dsa2.c
+++ b/net/dsa/dsa2.c
@@ -366,14 +366,14 @@ static int dsa_switch_setup(struct dsa_switch *ds)
 	if (err)
 		return err;
 
-	err = ds->ops->setup(ds);
-	if (err < 0)
-		return err;
-
 	err = dsa_switch_register_notifier(ds);
 	if (err)
 		return err;
 
+	err = ds->ops->setup(ds);
+	if (err < 0)
+		return err;
+
 	if (!ds->slave_mii_bus && ds->ops->phy_read) {
 		ds->slave_mii_bus = devm_mdiobus_alloc(ds->dev);
 		if (!ds->slave_mii_bus)
-- 
2.17.1

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