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Date:   Mon, 14 Sep 2020 14:37:46 -0700 (PDT)
From:   David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next 0/5] mlxsw: Derive SBIB from maximum port
 speed & MTU

From: Ido Schimmel <>
Date: Sun, 13 Sep 2020 18:46:04 +0300

> From: Ido Schimmel <>
> Petr says:
> Internal buffer is a part of port headroom used for packets that are
> mirrored due to triggers that the Spectrum ASIC considers "egress". Besides
> ACL mirroring on port egresss this includes also packets mirrored due to
> ECN marking.
> This patchset changes the way the internal mirroring buffer is reserved.
> Currently the buffer reflects port MTU and speed accurately. In the future,
> mlxsw should support dcbnl_setbuffer hook to allow the users to set buffer
> sizes by hand. In that case, there might not be enough space for growth of
> the internal mirroring buffer due to MTU and speed changes. While vetoing
> MTU changes would be merely confusing, port speed changes cannot be vetoed,
> and such change would simply lead to issues in packet mirroring.
> For these reasons, with these patches the internal mirroring buffer is
> derived from maximum MTU and maximum speed achievable on the port.
> Patches #1 and #2 introduce a new callback to determine the maximum speed a
> given port can achieve.
> With patches #3 and #4, the information about, respectively, maximum MTU
> and maximum port speed, is kept in struct mlxsw_sp_port.
> In patch #5, maximum MTU and maximum speed are used to determine the size
> of the internal buffer. MTU update and speed update hooks are dropped,
> because they are no longer necessary.

Series applied, thank you.

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