Re: [PATCH v2 0/3] Add NETIF_F_HW_BR_CAP feature

From: Andrew Lunn
Date: Tue Aug 27 2019 - 09:19:18 EST

> That sounds like a great idea. I was expecting to add this logic in the
> set_rx_mode function of the driver. But unfortunetly, I got the calls to
> this function before the dev->promiscuity is updated or not to get the
> call at all. For example in case the port is member of a bridge and I try
> to enable the promisc mode.

Hi Horatiu

What about the notifier? Is it called in all the conditions you need
to know about?

Or, you could consider adding a new switchdev call to pass this
information to any switchdev driver which is interested in the

At the moment, the DSA driver core does not pass onto the driver it
should put a port into promisc mode. So pcap etc, will only see
traffic directed to the CPU, not all the traffic ingressing the
interface. If you put the needed core infrastructure into place, we
could plumb it down from the DSA core to DSA drivers.

Having said that, i don't actually know if the Marvell switches
support this. Forward using the ATU and send a copy to the CPU? What
switches tend to support is port mirroring, sending all the traffic
out another port. A couple of DSA drivers support that, via TC.