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From: Vladimir Oltean <>
To:, Jakub Kicinski <>,
	"David S. Miller" <>
Cc: Naresh Kamboju <>,
	Grygorii Strashko <>,
	Lars Povlsen <>,
	Steen Hegelund <>,,
	Florian Fainelli <>,
	Andrew Lunn <>,
	Vivien Didelot <>,
	Ido Schimmel <>, Jiri Pirko <>,
	Roopa Prabhu <>,
	Nikolay Aleksandrov <>,
	Linux Kernel Functional Testing <>
Subject: [PATCH net-next] net: build all switchdev drivers as modules when the bridge is a module
Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2021 17:25:36 +0300	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)

Currently, all drivers depend on the bool CONFIG_NET_SWITCHDEV, but only
the drivers that call some sort of function exported by the bridge, like
br_vlan_enabled() or whatever, have an extra dependency on CONFIG_BRIDGE.

Since the blamed commit, all switchdev drivers have a functional
dependency upon switchdev_bridge_port_{,un}offload(), which is a pair of
functions exported by the bridge module and not by the bridge-independent

Problems appear when we have:


because cpsw, am65_cpsw and sparx5 will then be built-in but they will
call a symbol exported by a loadable module. This is not possible and
will result in the following build error:

drivers/net/ethernet/ti/cpsw_new.o: in function `cpsw_netdevice_event':
drivers/net/ethernet/ti/cpsw_new.c:1520: undefined reference to
drivers/net/ethernet/ti/cpsw_new.c:1537: undefined reference to

As mentioned, the other switchdev drivers don't suffer from this because
switchdev_bridge_port_offload() is not the first symbol exported by the
bridge that they are calling, so they already needed to deal with this
in the same way.

Fixes: 2f5dc00f7a3e ("net: bridge: switchdev: let drivers inform which bridge ports are offloaded")
Reported-by: Linux Kernel Functional Testing <>
Signed-off-by: Vladimir Oltean <>
 drivers/net/ethernet/microchip/sparx5/Kconfig | 1 +
 drivers/net/ethernet/ti/Kconfig               | 2 ++
 2 files changed, 3 insertions(+)

diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/microchip/sparx5/Kconfig b/drivers/net/ethernet/microchip/sparx5/Kconfig
index 7bdbb2d09a14..d39ae2a6fb49 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/microchip/sparx5/Kconfig
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/microchip/sparx5/Kconfig
@@ -1,5 +1,6 @@
 	tristate "Sparx5 switch driver"
+	depends on BRIDGE || BRIDGE=n
 	depends on NET_SWITCHDEV
 	depends on HAS_IOMEM
 	depends on OF
diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/ti/Kconfig b/drivers/net/ethernet/ti/Kconfig
index affcf92cd3aa..7ac8e5ecbe97 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/ti/Kconfig
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/ti/Kconfig
@@ -64,6 +64,7 @@ config TI_CPSW
 	tristate "TI CPSW Switch Support with switchdev"
+	depends on BRIDGE || BRIDGE=n
 	depends on NET_SWITCHDEV
 	depends on TI_CPTS || !TI_CPTS
 	select PAGE_POOL
@@ -109,6 +110,7 @@ config TI_K3_AM65_CPSW_NUSS
 	bool "TI K3 AM654x/J721E CPSW Switch mode support"
 	depends on TI_K3_AM65_CPSW_NUSS
+	depends on BRIDGE || BRIDGE=n
 	depends on NET_SWITCHDEV
 	 This enables switchdev support for TI K3 CPSWxG Ethernet

             reply	other threads:[~2021-07-26 14:26 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-07-26 14:25 Vladimir Oltean [this message]
2021-07-27 10:15 ` Anders Roxell
2021-07-27 10:20 ` patchwork-bot+netdevbpf
2021-08-02 14:47 ` Arnd Bergmann
2021-08-03 11:18   ` Grygorii Strashko
2021-08-03 11:58     ` Vladimir Oltean
2021-08-03 12:33       ` Arnd Bergmann
2021-08-03 12:46         ` Grygorii Strashko

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