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Date:	Tue, 11 Nov 2014 15:32:32 +0000
From:	Thomas Graf <tgraf@...g.ch>
To:	Jiri Pirko <jiri@...nulli.us>
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Subject: Re: [patch net-next v2 05/10] rocker: introduce rocker switch driver

On 11/11/14 at 04:19pm, Jiri Pirko wrote:
> Tue, Nov 11, 2014 at 03:29:46PM CET, tgraf@...g.ch wrote:
> >On 11/10/14 at 02:04pm, John Fastabend wrote:
> >> On 11/09/2014 02:51 AM, Jiri Pirko wrote:
> >> >+static int rocker_port_sw_parent_id_get(struct net_device *dev,
> >> >+					struct netdev_phys_item_id *psid)
> >> >+{
> >> >+	struct rocker_port *rocker_port = netdev_priv(dev);
> >> >+	struct rocker *rocker = rocker_port->rocker;
> >> >+
> >> 
> >> hmm looks like you read this out of a magic switch register :) but
> >> my switch doesn't have this magic reg. I suposse the switch MAC address
> >> should work.
> >
> >This needs more work afterwards. Either we define that the switch ID
> >is only unique in combination with the parent ifindex or we need to
> >introduce a notation of uniquness into the switch ID itself.
> 
> This is something similar to physical port id. Each driver should take
> care of generating that id.

If the ID is only unique within a driver, then the user space cannot
rely on using the ID to group switch ports. Multiple drivers might
come up with the same ID.

Even now, multiple rocker instances would have the same ID.
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