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Date:   Thu, 3 Sep 2020 12:14:28 -0700
From:   Jakub Kicinski <kuba@...nel.org>
To:     Vasundhara Volam <vasundhara-v.volam@...adcom.com>
Cc:     Jiri Pirko <jiri@...lanox.com>,
        Michael Chan <michael.chan@...adcom.com>, jtoppins@...hat.com,
        Netdev <netdev@...r.kernel.org>,
        Ido Schimmel <idosch@...sch.org>, Andrew Lunn <andrew@...n.ch>
Subject: Re: Failing to attach bond(created with two interfaces from
 different NICs) to a bridge

On Thu, 3 Sep 2020 12:52:25 +0530 Vasundhara Volam wrote:
> Hello Jiri,
> 
> After the following set of upstream commits, the user fails to attach
> a bond to the bridge, if the user creates the bond with two interfaces
> from different bnxt_en NICs. Previously bnxt_en driver does not
> advertise the switch_id for legacy mode as part of
> ndo_get_port_parent_id cb but with the following patches, switch_id is
> returned even in legacy mode which is causing the failure.
> 
> ---------------
> 7e1146e8c10c00f859843817da8ecc5d902ea409 net: devlink: introduce
> devlink_compat_switch_id_get() helper
> 6605a226781eb1224c2dcf974a39eea11862b864 bnxt: pass switch ID through
> devlink_port_attrs_set()
> 56d9f4e8f70e6f47ad4da7640753cf95ae51a356 bnxt: remove
> ndo_get_port_parent_id implementation for physical ports
> ----------------
> 
> As there is a plan to get rid of ndo_get_port_parent_id in future, I
> think there is a need to fix devlink_compat_switch_id_get() to return
> the switch_id only when device is in SWITCHDEV mode and this effects
> all the NICs.
> 
> Please let me know your thoughts. Thank you.

I'm not Jiri, but I'd think that hiding switch_id from devices should
not be the solution here. Especially that no NICs offload bridging
today. 

Could you describe the team/bridge failure in detail, I'm not that
familiar with this code.

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