On Wed, 2016-09-21 at 22:21 +0300, Or Gerlitz wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 21, 2016 at 7:59 PM, Samudrala, Sridhar
> <sridhar.samudr...@intel.com> wrote:
> > On 9/21/2016 12:04 AM, Or Gerlitz wrote:
> >> so what happens after this patchset is applied and before the future
> work is
> >> submitted? RX/TX slow path through the VFPRs isn't supported and what
> >> about fast path? in other words what happens when someone
> >> loads the driver, sets SRIOV (--> the driver set itself to switchdev
> mode
> >> and VFPRs are created) and then a VF sends a packet? do you still put
> >> into the HW the legacy DMAC based switching rules? I am not
> following...
> > The VF driver requests adding the dmac based filter rules via mailbox
> > messages to PF and that is not changed in this patchset.
> > Once we have VFPR TX/RX support, we will not allow the VF driver to add
> > these rules, Instead a host based
> > program will be able to add these rules to enable the fast path.
> I see, this means that when this patch set is applied your driver
> reports through devlink that they are in switchdev mode, but the
> operational state of the VFs and VFPRs isn't such - as the VFs dictate
> the steering and the VFPRs don't support slow path TX/RX --- in an
> earlier comment you made on this thread you said that you will be
> submitting RX/TX support in the next patchset. Maybe it would be best
> if you can take the VFPRs patches out of this series and roll a follow
> up series with all what's needed? unless you need more time and gonna
> miss 4.9 as of that... if the patches are ready, I say lets have them
> all in one series, if not, I wonder what other people think on the
> matter. I am basically half+ good to have also the half baked code
> base merged
> Anyway, there's no point to report through ethtool something (VF vport
> HW stats) you can report in the standard and convenient manner, so
> this one please do address regardless of the prev comment.

I will drop Sridhar's changes from this series for now, so that he can do
the re-work AND provide the additional patches he referred to earlier at a
later date.

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