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SubjectRe: [PATCH net-next 0/8] net: dsa: change dsa_ptr for a dsa_port
Hi Florian,

Florian Fainelli <> writes:

> On 09/29/2017 11:36 AM, Vivien Didelot wrote:
>> With DSA, a master net_device is physically wired to a dedicated CPU
>> switch port. For interaction with the DSA layer, the struct net_device
>> contains a dsa_ptr, which currently points to a dsa_switch_tree object.
>> This is only valid for a switch fabric with a single CPU port. In order
>> to support switch fabrics with multiple CPU ports, we first need to
>> change the type of dsa_ptr to what it really is: a dsa_port object.
>> This is what this patchset does. The first 4 patches cleans up portions
>> of DSA core to make the next patches more readable. These next patches
>> prepare the xmit and receive hot paths and finally change dsa_ptr.
> This looks nice and clean, as mentioned in patch 5, there may be room
> for organizing the structure a bit more efficiently such that everything
> still fits within the first cacheline .

Thanks for this very constructive comment! I'll look into this.

Respinning in a few.


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