[ovs-dev] [patch net-next RFC 03/12] net: introduce generic switch devices support

Ben Hutchings ben at decadent.org.uk
Fri Aug 22 17:28:14 UTC 2014


On Thu, 2014-08-21 at 18:18 +0200, Jiri Pirko wrote:
> The goal of this is to provide a possibility to suport various switch
> chips. Drivers should implement relevant ndos to do so. Now there is a
> couple of ndos defines:
> - for getting physical switch id is in place.
> - for work with flows.
> 
> Note that user can use random port netdevice to access the switch.
[...]

Why isn't the switch treated as a real device (not necessarily a net
device) that's included in the device model and that the port devices
refer to?

Ben.

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