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SubjectRe: [RFC net-next 11/13] nfp: Handle SWITCHDEV_PORT_ATTR_GET event
Le 2/1/19 à 7:45 PM, Jakub Kicinski a écrit :
> On Fri, 1 Feb 2019 14:06:55 -0800, Florian Fainelli wrote:
>> Following patches will change the way we communicate getting or setting
>> a port's attribute and use a blocking notifier to perform those tasks.
>> Prepare nfp to support receiving notifier events targeting
>> SWITCHDEV_PORT_ATTR_GET and simply translate that into the existing
>> switchdev_ops::switchdev_port_attr_get operation.
>> We register a single blocking switchdev notifier for the entire driver
>> instance and we differentiate a "net" from a "repr" by comparing the
>> network device's netdev_ops with the ones that this driver manages.
>> Signed-off-by: Florian Fainelli <>
> Thanks Florian, the code looks good, only nit I have is - could you
> move nfp_switchdev_blocking_event() to nfp_port.c and nfp_port.h?
> We shouldn't touch nfp_net_common.c here.

Sounds good, thanks for the suggestion.

> In general calling a notifier to get the parent_id (which is the only
> thing all these SR-IOV NIC drivers implement) seems a tad heavy. It's
> an immutable, read-only attribute of a port, perhaps we can break it
> out? Could we make it an NDO, perhaps?

A NDO would be fine with me, Ido, what do you think?

> That's just my knee jerk reaction, given that NIC drivers don't
> implement any of the bridging side of switchdev I may not have a full
> appreciation of the abstraction you are building here :)

Ido convinced me to convert the switchdev_port_attr_set() into a
blocking notifier such that we could veto operations in switch drivers,
once you do that, leaving the getter as switchdev_ops became pointless
:) but yes, it's a lot of code just to get there.

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