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Date:   Mon, 29 Apr 2019 03:16:59 +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,
        Vladimir Oltean <olteanv@...il.com>
Subject: [PATCH v4 net-next 05/12] ether: Add dedicated Ethertype for pseudo-802.1Q DSA tagging

There are two possible utilizations so far:

- Switch devices that don't support a native insertion/extraction header
  on the CPU port may still enjoy the benefits of port isolation with a
  custom VLAN tag.

  For this, they need to have a customizable TPID in hardware and a new
  Ethertype to distinguish between real 802.1Q traffic and the private
  tags used for port separation.

- Switches that don't support the deactivation of VLAN awareness, but
  still want to have a mode in which they accept all traffic, including
  frames that are tagged with a VLAN not configured on their ports, may
  use this as a fake to trick the hardware into thinking that the TPID
  for VLAN is something other than 0x8100.

What follows after the ETH_P_DSA_8021Q EtherType is a regular VLAN
header (TCI), however there is no other EtherType that can be used for
this purpose and doesn't already have a well-defined meaning.
ETH_P_8021AD, ETH_P_QINQ1, ETH_P_QINQ2 and ETH_P_QINQ3 expect that
another follow-up VLAN tag is present, which is not the case here.

Signed-off-by: Vladimir Oltean <olteanv@...il.com>
Suggested-by: Andrew Lunn <andrew@...n.ch>
---
Changes in v4:
Patch was reintroduced at Andrew's request.

Changes in v3:
Patch was removed.

Changes in v2:
Patch is new.

 include/uapi/linux/if_ether.h | 1 +
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

diff --git a/include/uapi/linux/if_ether.h b/include/uapi/linux/if_ether.h
index 3a45b4ad71a3..3158ba672b72 100644
--- a/include/uapi/linux/if_ether.h
+++ b/include/uapi/linux/if_ether.h
@@ -109,6 +109,7 @@
 #define ETH_P_QINQ2	0x9200		/* deprecated QinQ VLAN [ NOT AN OFFICIALLY REGISTERED ID ] */
 #define ETH_P_QINQ3	0x9300		/* deprecated QinQ VLAN [ NOT AN OFFICIALLY REGISTERED ID ] */
 #define ETH_P_EDSA	0xDADA		/* Ethertype DSA [ NOT AN OFFICIALLY REGISTERED ID ] */
+#define ETH_P_DSA_8021Q	0xDADB		/* Fake VLAN Header for DSA [ NOT AN OFFICIALLY REGISTERED ID ] */
 #define ETH_P_IFE	0xED3E		/* ForCES inter-FE LFB type */
 #define ETH_P_AF_IUCV   0xFBFB		/* IBM af_iucv [ NOT AN OFFICIALLY REGISTERED ID ] */
 
-- 
2.17.1

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