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[PATCH net-next v2 0/4] net: dsa: remove .set_addr




An Ethernet switch may support having a MAC address, which can be used
as the switch's source address in transmitted full-duplex Pause frames.

If a DSA switch supports the related .set_addr operation, the DSA core
sets the master's MAC address on the switch.

This won't make sense anymore in a multi-CPU ports system, because there
won't be a unique master device assigned to a switch tree.

Moreover this operation is confusing because it makes the user think
that it could be used to program the switch with the MAC address of the
CPU/management port such that MAC address learning can be disabled on
said port, but in fact, that's not how it is currently used.

To fix this, assign a random MAC address at setup time in the mv88e6060
and mv88e6xxx drivers before removing .set_addr completely from DSA.

Changes in v2:
  - remove .set_addr implementation from drivers and use a random MAC.

Vivien Didelot (4):
  net: dsa: mv88e6xxx: setup random mac address
  net: dsa: mv88e6060: setup random mac address
  net: dsa: dsa_loop: remove .set_addr
  net: dsa: remove .set_addr

 drivers/net/dsa/dsa_loop.c       |  8 --------
 drivers/net/dsa/mv88e6060.c      | 30 +++++++++++++++++++-----------
 drivers/net/dsa/mv88e6xxx/chip.c | 33 +++++++++++++++++----------------
 include/net/dsa.h                |  1 -
 net/dsa/dsa2.c                   |  6 ------
 net/dsa/legacy.c                 |  6 ------
 6 files changed, 36 insertions(+), 48 deletions(-)

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