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Date:   Sat, 24 Sep 2022 16:45:50 +0200
From:   Ansuel Smith <>
To:     Andrew Lunn <>
Cc:     Vladimir Oltean <>,
        netdev <>,
        Mattias Forsblad <>,
        Florian Fainelli <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH rfc v2 08/10] net: dsa: qca8k: Pass error code from reply
 decoder to requester

> > My understanding of the autocast function (I could be wrong) is that
> > it's essentially one request with 10 (or how many ports there are)
> > responses. At least this is what the code appears to handle.
> The autocast packet handling does not fit the model. I already
> excluded it from parts of the patchset. I might need to exclude it
> from more. It is something i need to understand more. I did find a
> leaked data sheet for the qca8337, but i've not had time to read it
> yet.
> Either the model needs to change a bit, or we don't convert this part
> of the code to use shared functions, or maybe we can do a different
> implementation in the driver for statistics access.

Honestly autocast mib seems a very different feature
than inband. And I can totally see other switch works
in a similar way. It's a different feature than using inband
to access mib data.

For now I would focus on inband and think about this later.

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