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Date:   Mon, 11 May 2020 16:15:34 -0700
From:   Florian Fainelli <>
To:     Vladimir Oltean <>,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next 4/4] net: dsa: implement and use a generic
 procedure for the flow dissector

On 5/11/2020 1:20 PM, Vladimir Oltean wrote:
> From: Vladimir Oltean <>
> For all DSA formats that don't use tail tags, it looks like behind the
> obscure number crunching they're all doing the same thing: locating the
> real EtherType behind the DSA tag. Nonetheless, this is not immediately
> obvious, so create a generic helper for those DSA taggers that put the
> header before the EtherType.
> Another assumption for the generic function is that the DSA tags are of
> equal length on RX and on TX. Prior to the previous patch, this was not
> true for ocelot and for gswip. The problem was resolved for ocelot, but
> for gswip it still remains, so that hasn't been converted.
> Signed-off-by: Vladimir Oltean <>

Given that __skb_flow_dissect() already de-references dsa_device_ops
from skb->dev->dsa_ptr, maybe we can go one step further and just have
dsa_tag_generic_flow_dissect obtain the overhead from the SKB directly
since this will already have touched the cache lines involved. This then
makes it unnecessary for the various taggers to specify a custom
function and instead, dsa_tag_generic_flow_dissect() can be assigned
where the dsa_device_ops are declared for the various tags. Did I miss

It also looks like tag_ocelot.c and tag_sja1105.c should have their
dsa_device_ops structures const, as a separate patch certainly.

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