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Date:   Thu, 7 May 2020 19:38:38 -0700
From:   Florian Fainelli <>
To:     Vladimir Oltean <>,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3 net-next 1/4] net: bridge: allow enslaving some DSA
 master network devices

On 5/3/2020 3:12 PM, Vladimir Oltean wrote:
> From: Vladimir Oltean <>
> Commit 8db0a2ee2c63 ("net: bridge: reject DSA-enabled master netdevices
> as bridge members") added a special check in br_if.c in order to check
> for a DSA master network device with a tagging protocol configured. This
> was done because back then, such devices, once enslaved in a bridge
> would become inoperative and would not pass DSA tagged traffic anymore
> due to br_handle_frame returning RX_HANDLER_CONSUMED.
> But right now we have valid use cases which do require bridging of DSA
> masters. One such example is when the DSA master ports are DSA switch
> ports themselves (in a disjoint tree setup). This should be completely
> equivalent, functionally speaking, from having multiple DSA switches
> hanging off of the ports of a switchdev driver. So we should allow the
> enslaving of DSA tagged master network devices.
> Instead of the regular br_handle_frame(), install a new function
> br_handle_frame_dummy() on these DSA masters, which returns
> RX_HANDLER_PASS in order to call into the DSA specific tagging protocol
> handlers, and lift the restriction from br_add_if.
> Suggested-by: Nikolay Aleksandrov <>
> Suggested-by: Florian Fainelli <>
> Signed-off-by: Vladimir Oltean <>
> Acked-by: Nikolay Aleksandrov <>

Reviewed-by: Florian Fainelli <>
Tested-by: Florian Fainelli <>

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