[PATCH v2 1/2] bcm53xx: remove extsw interface on Linksys EA9500

Matthew Hagan mnhagan88 at gmail.com
Sat Oct 23 15:03:53 PDT 2021

On 23/10/2021 22:31, Arınç ÜNAL wrote:
> On 24/10/2021 00:14, Rafał Miłecki wrote:
>> On 2021-10-23 23:09, Arınç ÜNAL wrote:
>>> On 23/10/2021 23:35, Rafał Miłecki wrote:
>>>> On 2021-10-23 21:56, Arınç ÜNAL wrote:
>>>>> Remove extsw interface from the bridge as it's used as a master
>>>>> interface by the DSA driver.
>>>> According to Vivek it's required, I explicitly asked about it:
>>>> https://forum.openwrt.org/t/build-for-linksys-ea9500/1817/984
>>> I suspect the reason for this happening is:
>>>> # For kernels earlier than v5.12, the master interface needs to be
>>>> # brought up manually before the slave
>>>> ports.https://www.kernel.org/doc/html/latest/networking/dsa/configuration.html#configuration-with-tagging-support
>>> I have a branch running kernel 5.15 on bcm53xx on Asus RT-AC88U. All
>>> interfaces work fine without adding extsw to the bridge.
>>> https://github.com/arinc9/openwrt/commit/26019530962967079c3772dc3a2ee57b68662bab
>>> A fix should be implemented in a different way than including the
>>> extsw interface on the bridge (an initscript would do).
>> I think we have backported related commit, unless it's a different one.
>> See commit 2e17c710954b ("kernel: Backport patch to automatically
>> bring up DSA master when opening user port")
>> I prefer the right fix of course, but you need to point me to it first :)
> I'm going to investigate further with Vivek. Should I send the second
> patch in the series as a single one?

For reference, no additional config is needed for the MX65. sw0/sw1 come
up by themselves[1].


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