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Date:   Tue, 30 Aug 2022 19:42:26 +0300
From:   Vladimir Oltean <>
To:     Mattias Forsblad <>
Cc:, Andrew Lunn <>,
        Vivien Didelot <>,
        Florian Fainelli <>,
        "David S . Miller" <>,
        Eric Dumazet <>,
        Jakub Kicinski <>,
        Paolo Abeni <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next v2 2/3] dsa: mv88e6xxx: Add support for RMU in
 select switches

On Tue, Aug 30, 2022 at 07:35:15PM +0300, Vladimir Oltean wrote:
> > +void mv88e6xxx_rmu_master_change(struct dsa_switch *ds, const struct net_device *master,
> > +				 bool operational)
> > +{
> > +	struct mv88e6xxx_chip *chip = ds->priv;
> > +
> > +	if (operational)
> > +		chip->rmu.ops = &mv88e6xxx_bus_ops;
> > +	else
> > +		chip->rmu.ops = NULL;
> > +}
> There is a subtle but very important point to be careful about here,
> which is compatibility with multiple CPU ports. If there is a second DSA
> master whose state flaps from up to down, this should not affect the
> fact that you can still use RMU over the first DSA master. But in your
> case it does, so this is a case of how not to write code that accounts
> for that.
> In fact, given this fact, I think your function prototypes for
> chip->info->ops->rmu_enable() are all wrong / not sufficiently
> reflective of what the hardware can do. If the hardware has a bit mask
> of ports on which RMU operations are possible, why hardcode using
> dsa_switch_upstream_port() and not look at which DSA masters/CPU ports
> are actually up? At least for the top-most switch. For downstream
> switches we can use dsa_switch_upstream_port(), I guess (even that can
> be refined, but I'm not aware of setups using multiple DSA links, where
> each DSA link ultimately goes to a different upstream switch).

Hit "send" too soon. Wanted to give the extra hint that the "master"
pointer is given to you here for a reason. You can look at struct
dsa_port *cpu_dp = master->dsa_ptr, and figure out the index of the CPU
port which can be used for RMU operations. I see that the macros are
constructed in a very strange way:

#define MV88E6352_G1_CTL2_RMU_MODE_DISABLED	0x0000
#define MV88E6352_G1_CTL2_RMU_MODE_PORT_4	0x1000
#define MV88E6352_G1_CTL2_RMU_MODE_PORT_5	0x2000
#define MV88E6352_G1_CTL2_RMU_MODE_PORT_6	0x3000

it's as if this is actually a bit mask of ports, and they all can be
combined together. The bit in G1_CTL2 whose state we can flip can be
made to depend on the number of the CPU port attached to the DSA master
which changed state.

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