I was wondering what pros / cons would there be if you have only one VLAN that must be shared between two switches and there is the choice of making that connection a Trunk or and Access port. For this discussion there is only the two switches on the LAN and while there are multiple VLANs only one of them appears on both devices (VLAN 808) with multiple access ports on each. I don't think the type of switch makes a difference but if there is a difference then that would be interesting to hear about.
An obvious answer might be to say "Use a trunk because its between two switches and you always use a trunk between switches" but I am looking for a deeper description on how a Trunk would be of benefit over an Access port in this situation. Does it even really matter which one is used?
Processing effort involved for each frame?
Bandwidth differences between the two methods?
If this LAN was larger and with more devices i.e. other switches and routers, would that make a difference?