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Date:	Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:03:01 +0200
From:	Jiri Pirko <jiri@...nulli.us>
To:	Ben Hutchings <ben@...adent.org.uk>
Cc:	netdev@...r.kernel.org, davem@...emloft.net, nhorman@...driver.com,
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Subject: Re: [patch net-next RFC 03/12] net: introduce generic switch devices
 support

Thu, Aug 21, 2014 at 06:41:23PM CEST, ben@...adent.org.uk wrote:
>On Thu, 2014-08-21 at 18:18 +0200, Jiri Pirko wrote:
>> The goal of this is to provide a possibility to suport various switch
>> chips. Drivers should implement relevant ndos to do so. Now there is a
>> couple of ndos defines:
>> - for getting physical switch id is in place.
>> - for work with flows.
>> 
>> Note that user can use random port netdevice to access the switch.
>[...]
>
>Why isn't the switch treated as a real device (not necessarily a net
>device) that's included in the device model and that the port devices
>refer to?

That is certainly possible. But so far, there is no need for it. But I
guess that it's probably a good idea at least to put it into sysfs
structure.

Noted, thanks Ben.

>
>Ben.
>
>-- 
>Ben Hutchings
>If at first you don't succeed, you're doing about average.


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