[Bridge] [PATCH net] net: mrp: use stp state as substitute for unimplemented mrp state

Vladimir Oltean vladimir.oltean at nxp.com
Mon Jan 18 19:46:33 UTC 2021

On Mon, Jan 18, 2021 at 07:56:18PM +0100, Horatiu Vultur wrote:
> The reason was to stay away from STP, because you can't run these two
> protocols at the same time. Even though in SW, we reuse port's state.
> In our driver(which is not upstreamed), we currently implement

And isn't Rasmus's approach reasonable, in that it allows unmodified
switchdev drivers to offload MRP port states without creating
unnecessary code churn?

Also, if it has no in-kernel users, why does it even exist as a
switchdev attribute?

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