On Fri, Mar 02, 2018 at 12:56:21PM -0800, Samudrala, Sridhar wrote:
> 
> 
> On 3/2/2018 12:44 PM, Siwei Liu wrote:
> > On Fri, Mar 2, 2018 at 12:10 PM, Michael S. Tsirkin <m...@redhat.com> wrote:
> > > On Fri, Mar 02, 2018 at 11:52:27AM -0800, Samudrala, Sridhar wrote:
> > > > 
> > > > On 3/2/2018 11:41 AM, Michael S. Tsirkin wrote:
> > > > > On Fri, Mar 02, 2018 at 07:26:25AM -0800, Alexander Duyck wrote:
> > > > > > The design limits things to a 1:1 relationship since we just have 
> > > > > > the
> > > > > > child and backup pointers, but I don't think I am seeing exception
> > > > > > handling to prevent us from overwriting the child pointers so there
> > > > > > may be a leak there.
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > Thanks.
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > - Alex
> > > > > In fact maintaining a list in that case would be nicer, and
> > > > > just use an arbitrary one.
> > > > > E.g. one can see how a user wanting to swap device 1 for device 2
> > > > > might first add device 2 with same MAC then drop device 1.
> > > > It should be possible to swap VF1 with VF2 by
> > > > 1.- enabling virtio link
> > > > 2.- unplugging VF1
> > > > 3.- plugging VF2
> > > > 4.- disabling virtio link
> > > > 
> > > True, but it isn't hard to avoid breakage if user
> > > swapped steps 2 and 3. No need to make it more
> > > fragile that it has to be.
> > The migration case, VF2 is associated with another PF on another
> > machine (destination), I wonder how it is possible.
> > 
> > Even with local plugging of VF2 on the same PF, the MAC address
> > requirement (VF1's == VF2's) would fail the MAC address assignment on
> > VF2.
> > 
> > 
> I didn't include updating the MAC filter step in the above sequence.
> So definitely plugging 2 VFs with the same MAC address will be an issue.

If these are two separate PFs then I don't see why -
each has its own MAC filter.

> Here is the more complete sequence of steps that are required to
> enable live migration.

Replacing VF1 by VF2 is not about migration. It's to remove PF
from host e.g. for service.

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MST

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