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Date:	Fri, 3 Jun 2016 17:06:28 -0700
From:	Florian Fainelli <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next] net: dsa: Provide CPU port statistics to master

On 06/03/2016 05:05 PM, Florian Fainelli wrote:
> This patch overloads the DSA master netdev, aka CPU Ethernet MAC to also
> include switch-side statistics, which is useful for debugging purposes,
> when the switch is not properly connected to the Ethernet MAC (duplex
> mismatch, (RG)MII electrical issues etc.).
> We accomplish this by retaining the original copy of the master netdev's
> ethtool_ops, and just overload the 3 operations we care about:
> get_sset_count, get_strings and get_ethtool_stats so as to intercept
> these calls and call into the original master_netdev ethtool_ops, plus
> our own.
> We take this approach as opposed to providing a set of DSA helper
> functions that would retrive the CPU port's statistics, because the
> entire purpose of DSA is to allow unmodified Ethernet MAC drivers to be
> used as CPU conduit interfaces, therefore, statistics overlay in such
> drivers would simply not scale.

Disregard this patch, it was left in the patches folder...

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