Apologies for the slow response, I was on holidays last week.
I will get the kernel tested and log the results here.
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nfp: request backport of ethtool flashing
Status in linux package in Ubuntu:
Status in linux source package in Bionic:
Backport recently upstreamed changes to the nfp driver to allow flash updates
to be written to Netronome SmartNICs using ethtool.
# ethtool -f netdev_name flash-nic.bin
This feature is not currently present in the Bionic kernel and the above
command results in the following error:
Error return + "Flashing failed: Operation not supported\n"
This feature is implemented by the following upstream commits.
7a7415659144 ("nfp: implement firmware flashing")
87a23801e502 ("nfp: extend NSP infrastructure for configurable timeouts")
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