DSA Mini-tutorial still marked as Work In Progress

Arınç ÜNAL arinc.unal at arinc9.com
Tue Sep 6 15:08:04 PDT 2022

On 07/09/2022 00:33, Florian Fainelli wrote:
> On 9/4/2022 2:32 PM, Arınç ÜNAL wrote:
>> Hi Rich,
>> On 4.09.2022 17:58, Rich Brown wrote:
>>> Folks,
>>> The DSA Mini-tutorial on the Wiki 
>>> (https://openwrt.org/docs/guide-user/network/dsa/dsa-mini-tutorial) 
>>> is still marked as a "Work In Progress"
>>> I should know - I wrote this up as we were getting ready to ship 
>>> 21.02, and I thought that we should have something about DSA on the 
>>> wiki. But I don't really know anything about DSA - I simply pieced 
>>> the article together from a few forum posts. And I never received any 
>>> direct feedback or saw any updates to the wiki page.
>>> I was "makin' a lot of stuff up" as I wrote that page. It's the best 
>>> I could do, but nothing that's written there should be taken as 
>>> gospel. The italics near the top indicate areas of uncertainty. I 
>>> also was guessing about the difference between device and interface 
>>> definitions.
>>> Here's my request:
>>> It would do my heart good to have someone who's knowledgeable about 
>>> DSA read through the page and either make direct corrections, or send 
>>> me a note and I'll make them.  Thanks.
>> I don't see much content to document DSA. All DSA does is creating a 
>> network interface for each switch port. What I think should be 
>> properly documented is the Bridge VLAN filtering feature. I have made 
>> some efforts to do that on my playground here:
>> https://openwrt.org/playground/arinc9/start
>> I know I was supposed to deliver much more, much earlier. I still have 
>> a huge list of things to do on LuCI, UCI and OpenWrt Wiki, forcefully 
>> pushed down to the bottom of my task list.
> Maybe this is enough to reference since it contains basic use cases, and 
> not so basic ones, too:
> https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/tree/Documentation/networking/dsa/configuration.rst 

This is great. Though, I'd rather link it from somewhere that can make 
use of the reStructuredText file, like GitHub.


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