[Bridge] [PATCH net-next v2 0/4] bridge: mrp: Extend br_mrp_switchdev_*

Jakub Kicinski kuba at kernel.org
Sat Jan 30 03:01:14 UTC 2021

On Wed, 27 Jan 2021 21:52:37 +0100 Horatiu Vultur wrote:
> This patch series extends MRP switchdev to allow the SW to have a better
> understanding if the HW can implement the MRP functionality or it needs
> to help the HW to run it. There are 3 cases:
> - when HW can't implement at all the functionality.
> - when HW can implement a part of the functionality but needs the SW
>   implement the rest. For example if it can't detect when it stops
>   receiving MRP Test frames but it can copy the MRP frames to CPU to
>   allow the SW to determine this.  Another example is generating the MRP
>   Test frames. If HW can't do that then the SW is used as backup.
> - when HW can implement completely the functionality.
> So, initially the SW tries to offload the entire functionality in HW, if
> that fails it tries offload parts of the functionality in HW and use the
> SW as helper and if also this fails then MRP can't run on this HW.
> v2:
>  - fix typos in comments and in commit messages
>  - remove some of the comments
>  - move repeated code in helper function
>  - fix issue when deleting a node when sw_backup was true

Folks who were involved in previous MRP conversations - does this look
good to you? Anyone planning to test?

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