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SubjectRe: [PATCH net-next, 2/2] hv_netvsc: Sync offloading features to VF NIC
On Thu, 5 Sep 2019 23:07:32 +0000, Haiyang Zhang wrote:
> > On Fri, 30 Aug 2019 03:45:38 +0000, Haiyang Zhang wrote:
> > > VF NIC may go down then come up during host servicing events. This
> > > causes the VF NIC offloading feature settings to roll back to the
> > > defaults. This patch can synchronize features from synthetic NIC to
> > > the VF NIC during ndo_set_features (ethtool -K), and
> > > netvsc_register_vf when VF comes back after host events.
> > >
> > > Signed-off-by: Haiyang Zhang <haiyangz@microsoft.com>
> > > Cc: Mark Bloch <markb@mellanox.com>
> >
> > If we want to make this change in behaviour we should change net_failover
> > at the same time.
>
> After checking the net_failover, I found it's for virtio based SRIOV, and very
> different from what we did for Hyper-V based SRIOV.
>
> We let the netvsc driver acts as both the synthetic (PV) driver and the transparent
> bonding master for the VF NIC. But net_failover acts as a master device on top
> of both virtio PV NIC, and VF NIC. And the net_failover doesn't implemented
> operations, like ndo_set_features.
> So the code change for our netvsc driver cannot be applied to net_failover driver.
>
> I will re-submit my two patches (fixing the extra tab in the 1st one as you pointed
> out). Thanks!

I think it stands to reason that two modules which implement the same
functionality behave the same.

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