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Date:   Sat, 1 Sep 2018 00:05:10 +0530
From:   Sunil Kovvuri <>
To:     Arnd Bergmann <>
Cc:     LKML <>,,
        LAKML <>,, Sunil Goutham <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 11/15] soc: octeontx2: Add Marvell OcteonTX2 CGX driver

On Fri, Aug 31, 2018 at 11:59 PM Arnd Bergmann <> wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 31, 2018 at 6:01 PM Sunil Kovvuri <> wrote:
> > On Fri, Aug 31, 2018 at 7:50 PM Arnd Bergmann <> wrote:
> >
> > Thanks for the suggestion, that does makes sense.
> > Actually i did thought about it, but i was skeptical if it would be
> > acceptable to make
> > a single module out of drivers registering for two different PCI devices.
> I don't think it matters much whether there is one module or two
> (others might have a strong opinion one way or the other).
> What is important though are these two points:
> - How to represent the two PCI devices to user space: You should only
>   have one interface to user space I think, and this should be similar
>   to how other drivers manage similar cases (I don't actually know what they
>   do, but I assume you've done some research here)
> - How you connect find the pair of devices: Generally speaking while
>   the SoC might only have one of each, you shouldn't make that assumption
>   in the code, but instead have a reliable way of having one driver wait
>   for the other driver to finish probing so you can match the pair.

I do have a patch in works for that, i.e to defer AF driver probe till
CGX driver is loaded.

> > Will wait for few more days for more feedback from anyone and port v2 series.
> Ok.
>       Arnd

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