[PATCH v2 0/6] Configurable VLAN mode for NCSI driver

Jakub Kicinski kuba at kernel.org
Sat Jun 11 15:44:07 AEST 2022

On Sat, 11 Jun 2022 13:18:51 +0800 Jiaqing Zhao wrote:
> All ncsi devices uses the same driver as they uses same command set,
> so the driver doesn't know what modes are supported. And in current
> driver, the vlan related parameters are configured when registering
> the device, adding an ncsi-netlink command to do so seems to be
> unsuitable.

Maybe you could draw a diagram? NC-SI is a bit confusing.

> And adding a netlink command requires extra application in userspace
> to switch the mode. In my opinion, it would be more user-friendly to
> make it usable on boot.

Unfortunately convenience is not reason to start adding system config
into DT.

> Netdev also does not work as the ncsi device itself does not have
> its own netdev, the netdev comes from the mac device. For different
> vlan modes, the netdev feature set of its parent mac device are the
> same.

You say that, yet the command handling already takes into account the
VLAN list:

	if (list_empty(&ndp->vlan_vids)) {

which come from the MAC netdev. What's wrong with setting the filtering

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