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Date:   Sun, 19 Mar 2023 23:46:42 +0100
From:   Francois Romieu <romieu@...zoreil.com>
To:     Haiyang Zhang <haiyangz@...rosoft.com>
Cc:     linux-hyperv@...r.kernel.org, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
        decui@...rosoft.com, kys@...rosoft.com, paulros@...rosoft.com,
        olaf@...fle.de, vkuznets@...hat.com, davem@...emloft.net,
        wei.liu@...nel.org, edumazet@...gle.com, kuba@...nel.org,
        pabeni@...hat.com, leon@...nel.org, longli@...rosoft.com,
        ssengar@...ux.microsoft.com, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next] net: mana: Add support for jumbo frame

Haiyang Zhang <haiyangz@...rosoft.com> :
[...]
> diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/microsoft/mana/mana_en.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/microsoft/mana/mana_en.c
> index 492474b4d8aa..07738b7e85f2 100644
> --- a/drivers/net/ethernet/microsoft/mana/mana_en.c
> +++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/microsoft/mana/mana_en.c
> @@ -427,6 +427,34 @@ static u16 mana_select_queue(struct net_device *ndev, struct sk_buff *skb,
>  	return txq;
>  }
>  
> +static int mana_change_mtu(struct net_device *ndev, int new_mtu)
> +{
> +	unsigned int old_mtu = ndev->mtu;
> +	int err, err2;
> +
> +	err = mana_detach(ndev, false);
> +	if (err) {
> +		netdev_err(ndev, "mana_detach failed: %d\n", err);
> +		return err;
> +	}
> +
> +	ndev->mtu = new_mtu;
> +
> +	err = mana_attach(ndev);
> +	if (!err)
> +		return 0;
> +
> +	netdev_err(ndev, "mana_attach failed: %d\n", err);
> +
> +	/* Try to roll it back to the old configuration. */
> +	ndev->mtu = old_mtu;
> +	err2 = mana_attach(ndev);
> +	if (err2)
> +		netdev_err(ndev, "mana re-attach failed: %d\n", err2);
> +
> +	return err;
> +}

I do not see where the driver could depend on the MTU. Even if it fails,
a single call to mana_change_mtu should thus never wreck the old working
state/configuration.

Stated differently, the detach/attach implementation is simple but
it makes the driver less reliable than it could be.

No ?

-- 
Ueimor

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