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Date:	Mon, 22 Jul 2013 18:59:37 +0300
From:	Or Gerlitz <or.gerlitz@...il.com>
To:	Jiri Pirko <jiri@...nulli.us>
Cc:	netdev@...r.kernel.org, davem@...emloft.net,
	stephen@...workplumber.org, Narendra_K@...l.com,
	bhutchings@...arflare.com, john.r.fastabend@...el.com
Subject: Re: [patch net-next v3 1/3] net: add ndo to get id of physical port
 of the device

On Mon, Jul 22, 2013 at 4:05 PM, Jiri Pirko <jiri@...nulli.us> wrote:
> This patch adds a ndo for getting physical port of the device. Driver
> which is aware of being virtual function of some physical port should
> implement this ndo. This is applicable not only for IOV, but for other
> solutions (NPAR, multichannel) as well. Basically if there is possible
> to have multiple netdevs on the single hw port.

BTW - one thing which can be helpful for the discussion, is to have
this new ndo actually implemented for a certain driver. Also typically
we prefer to avoid adding new features at the networking core layer
without any concrete user. Making some driver to implement a new
feature is always a good way to see it flies well.

Or.

>
> Signed-off-by: Jiri Pirko <jiri@...nulli.us>
> Acked-by: Ben Hutchings <bhutchings@...arflare.com>
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