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Date:   Mon, 29 Aug 2022 18:13:14 +0200
To:     Ido Schimmel <>
        Florian Fainelli <>,
        Andrew Lunn <>,
        Vivien Didelot <>,
        Vladimir Oltean <>,
        Eric Dumazet <>,
        Paolo Abeni <>,
        Kurt Kanzenbach <>,
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        Landen Chao <>,
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        Roopa Prabhu <>,
        Nikolay Aleksandrov <>,
        Shuah Khan <>,
        Christian Marangi <>,
        Daniel Borkmann <>,
        Yuwei Wang <>,,,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH v5 net-next 6/6] selftests: forwarding: add test of
 MAC-Auth Bypass to locked port tests

On 2022-08-29 18:03, Ido Schimmel wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 29, 2022 at 05:08:23PM +0200, 
> wrote:
>> On 2022-08-29 16:37, Ido Schimmel wrote:
>> > On Mon, Aug 29, 2022 at 02:04:42PM +0200,
>> > wrote:
>> > > On 2022-08-29 13:32, Ido Schimmel wrote:
>> > > Port association is needed for MAB to work at all on mv88e6xxx, but
>> > > for
>> > > 802.1X port association is only needed for dynamic ATU entries.
>> >
>> > Ageing of dynamic entries in the bridge requires learning to be on as
>> > well, but in these test cases you are only using static entries and
>> > there is no reason to enable learning in the bridge for that. I prefer
>> > not to leak this mv88e6xxx implementation detail to user space and
>> > instead have the driver enable port association based on whether
>> > "learning" or "mab" is on.
>> >
>> Then it makes most sense to have the mv88e6xxx driver enable port
>> association when then port is locked, as it does now.
> As you wish, but like you wrote "802.1X port association is only needed
> for dynamic ATU entries" and in this case user space needs to enable
> learning (for refresh only) so you can really key off learning on
> "learning || mab". User space can decide to lock the port and work with
> static entries and then learning is not required.

I will of course remove all "learning on" in the selftests, which is 
what I think you are referring to. In the previous I am referring to the 
code in the driver itself which I understand shall turn on port 
association with locked ports, e.g. no need for "learning on" when using 
the feature in general outside selftests...

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