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From: Andrew Lunn <andrew@lunn.ch>
To: Vladimir Oltean <vladimir.oltean@nxp.com>
Cc: netdev@vger.kernel.org, f.fainelli@gmail.com,
	vivien.didelot@gmail.com, kuba@kernel.org,
	Christian Eggers <ceggers@arri.de>,
	Kurt Kanzenbach <kurt@linutronix.de>
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH 00/13] Generic TX reallocation for DSA
Date: Sun, 18 Oct 2020 01:07:52 +0200
Message-ID: <20201017230752.GW456889@lunn.ch> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20201017213611.2557565-1-vladimir.oltean@nxp.com>

Hi Vladimir

> For example, the tail tagging driver for Marvell 88E6060 currently
> reallocates _every_single_frame_ on TX. Is that an obvious
> indication that nobody is using it?

We have had very few patches for that driver, so i would agree with
you, it is probably not used any more. It could even be something we
consider moving to staging and then out of the kernel.

> DSA has all the information it needs in order to simplify the job of a
> tagger on TX. It knows whether it's a normal or a tail tagger, and what
> is the protocol overhead it incurs. So why not just perform the
> reallocation centrally, which also has the benefit of being able to
> introduce a common ethtool statistics counter for number of TX reallocs.
> With the latter, performance issues due to this particular reason are
> easy to track down.

All sounds good to me, in principle. But the devil is in the details.

    Andrew

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Thread overview: 49+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-10-17 21:35 Vladimir Oltean
2020-10-17 21:35 ` [RFC PATCH 01/13] net: dsa: add plumbing for custom netdev statistics Vladimir Oltean
2020-10-17 22:13   ` Florian Fainelli
2020-10-17 23:15   ` Andrew Lunn
2020-10-18  0:23     ` Vladimir Oltean
2020-10-18 12:02   ` Heiner Kallweit
2020-10-18 12:16     ` Vladimir Oltean
2020-10-18 13:09       ` Heiner Kallweit
2020-10-18 13:48         ` Vladimir Oltean
2020-10-18 14:13           ` Heiner Kallweit
2020-10-18 22:58             ` Vladimir Oltean
2020-10-18 23:11               ` Florian Fainelli
2020-10-19  0:21                 ` Vladimir Oltean
2020-10-19  3:49                   ` Florian Fainelli
2020-10-19 12:05                     ` Andrew Lunn
2020-10-19 16:27                       ` Florian Fainelli
2020-10-18 16:49   ` Jakub Kicinski
2020-10-18 17:36     ` Andrew Lunn
2020-10-18 18:26       ` Jakub Kicinski
2020-10-18 18:33         ` Jakub Kicinski
2020-10-17 21:36 ` [RFC PATCH 02/13] net: dsa: implement a central TX reallocation procedure Vladimir Oltean
2020-10-17 22:01   ` Vladimir Oltean
2020-10-17 22:11     ` Florian Fainelli
2020-10-17 22:17       ` Vladimir Oltean
2020-10-18  0:37         ` Florian Fainelli
2020-10-19  8:33       ` David Laight
2020-10-19 10:30         ` Vladimir Oltean
2020-10-19 11:14           ` David Laight
2020-10-19 11:41             ` Vladimir Oltean
2020-10-19 12:19           ` Andrew Lunn
2020-10-17 22:31     ` Vladimir Oltean
2020-10-18  0:13       ` Vladimir Oltean
2020-10-18 10:36         ` Christian Eggers
2020-10-18 11:42           ` Vladimir Oltean
2020-10-18 11:59             ` Christian Eggers
2020-10-18 12:15               ` Vladimir Oltean
2020-10-17 21:36 ` [RFC PATCH 03/13] net: dsa: tag_ksz: don't allocate additional memory for padding/tagging Vladimir Oltean
2020-10-17 21:36 ` [RFC PATCH 04/13] net: dsa: trailer: " Vladimir Oltean
2020-10-17 21:36 ` [RFC PATCH 05/13] net: dsa: tag_qca: let DSA core deal with TX reallocation Vladimir Oltean
2020-10-17 21:36 ` [RFC PATCH 06/13] net: dsa: tag_ocelot: " Vladimir Oltean
2020-10-17 21:36 ` [RFC PATCH 07/13] net: dsa: tag_mtk: " Vladimir Oltean
2020-10-17 21:36 ` [RFC PATCH 08/13] net: dsa: tag_lan9303: " Vladimir Oltean
2020-10-17 21:36 ` [RFC PATCH 09/13] net: dsa: tag_edsa: " Vladimir Oltean
2020-10-17 21:36 ` [RFC PATCH 10/13] net: dsa: tag_brcm: " Vladimir Oltean
2020-10-17 21:36 ` [RFC PATCH 11/13] net: dsa: tag_dsa: " Vladimir Oltean
2020-10-17 21:36 ` [RFC PATCH 12/13] net: dsa: tag_gswip: " Vladimir Oltean
2020-10-17 22:19   ` Vladimir Oltean
2020-10-17 21:36 ` [RFC PATCH 13/13] net: dsa: tag_ar9331: " Vladimir Oltean
2020-10-17 23:07 ` Andrew Lunn [this message]

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