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Date:	Tue, 11 Nov 2014 07:41:31 -0800
From:	Roopa Prabhu <>
To:	Thomas Graf <>
CC:	Jiri Pirko <>,
	John Fastabend <>,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Subject: Re: [patch net-next v2 05/10] rocker: introduce rocker switch driver

On 11/11/14, 7:32 AM, Thomas Graf wrote:
> On 11/11/14 at 04:19pm, Jiri Pirko wrote:
>> Tue, Nov 11, 2014 at 03:29:46PM CET, 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.
yep, that was my concern on the switch id namespace handling (on the 
other thread).
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