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Date:   Sat, 23 Apr 2022 11:20:12 +0000
To:     Vladimir Oltean <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next 0/8] DSA selftests


This series was applied to netdev/net-next.git (master)
by David S. Miller <>:

On Fri, 22 Apr 2022 13:14:56 +0300 you wrote:
> When working on complex new features or reworks it becomes increasingly
> difficult to ensure there aren't regressions being introduced, and
> therefore it would be nice if we could go over the functionality we
> already have and write some tests for it.
> Verbally I know from Tobias Waldekranz that he has been working on some
> selftests for DSA, yet I have never seen them, so here I am adding some
> tests I have written which have been useful for me. The list is by no
> means complete (it only covers elementary functionality), but it's still
> good to have as a starting point. I also borrowed some refactoring
> changes from Joachim Wiberg that he submitted for his "net: bridge:
> forwarding of unknown IPv4/IPv6/MAC BUM traffic" series, but not the
> entirety of his selftests. I now think that his selftests have some
> overlap with and and they
> should be more tightly integrated with each other - yet I didn't do that
> either :). Another issue I had with his selftests was that they jumped
> straight ahead to configure brport flags on br0 (a radical new idea
> still at RFC status) while we have bigger problems, and we don't have
> nearly enough coverage for the *existing* functionality.
> [...]

Here is the summary with links:
  - [net-next,1/8] selftests: forwarding: add option to run tests with stable MAC addresses
  - [net-next,2/8] selftests: forwarding: add TCPDUMP_EXTRA_FLAGS to
  - [net-next,3/8] selftests: forwarding: multiple instances in tcpdump helper
  - [net-next,4/8] selftests: forwarding: add helpers for IP multicast group joins/leaves
  - [net-next,5/8] selftests: forwarding: add helper for retrieving IPv6 link-local address of interface
  - [net-next,6/8] selftests: forwarding: add a test
  - [net-next,7/8] selftests: forwarding: add a test for
  - [net-next,8/8] selftests: drivers: dsa: add a subset of forwarding selftests

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