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Date:   Sun, 17 Feb 2019 15:28:13 -0800 (PST)
From:   David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next 0/3] devlink: add the ability to update device

From: Jakub Kicinski <>
Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2019 13:40:43 -0800

> This series is the second step to allow trouble shooting and recovering
> devices in bad state without the use of netdevs as handles.  We can
> already query FW versions over devlink, now we add the ability to update
> the FW.  This will allow drivers to implement some from of "limp-mode"
> where the device can't really be used for networking and hence has no
> netdev, but we can interrogate it over devlink and fix the broken FW.
> Small but nice advantage of devlink is that it only holds the devlink
> instance lock during flashing, unlike ethtool which holds rtnl_lock().

Series applied, thanks Jakub.

Looking at the feedback, the things requested can be done as follow-ups
quite easily.

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