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Date:   Wed, 24 Apr 2019 16:40:54 +0000
From:   Saeed Mahameed <saeedm@...lanox.com>
To:     "jgg@...pe.ca" <jgg@...pe.ca>, "leon@...nel.org" <leon@...nel.org>
CC:     Eli Cohen <eli@...lanox.com>,
        "netdev@...r.kernel.org" <netdev@...r.kernel.org>,
        Ariel Levkovich <lariel@...lanox.com>,
        Leon Romanovsky <leonro@...lanox.com>,
        "linux-rdma@...r.kernel.org" <linux-rdma@...r.kernel.org>,
        "dledford@...hat.com" <dledford@...hat.com>,
        Mark Bloch <markb@...lanox.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH rdma-next 0/8] User space steering

On Wed, 2019-04-24 at 10:07 -0300, Jason Gunthorpe wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 31, 2019 at 07:44:42PM +0300, Leon Romanovsky wrote:
> > From: Leon Romanovsky <leonro@...lanox.com>
> > 
> > > From Ariel,
> > 
> > This series of patches adds user space managed steering
> > infrastructure
> > to the mlx5_ib driver.
> > 
> > User space managed steering requires the means to access a
> > dedicated
> > memory space that is used by the device to store the packet
> > steering
> > and header modification tables and rules in order to manage them
> > directly
> > without the device's firmware involvement. This dedicated memory is
> > part
> > of the ICM memory space.
> > 
> > The changes are introducing the mlx5_ib API to allocate, deallocate
> > and
> > register this dedicated SW ICM memory via the existing device
> > memory API
> > using a private attribute which specifies the memory type.
> > 
> > The allocated memory itself is not IO mapped and user can only
> > access it
> > using remote RDMA operations.
> > 
> > In addition, the series exposed the ICM address of the receive
> > transport
> > interface (TIR) of Raw Packet and RSS QPs to user since they are
> > required
> > to properly create and insert steering rules that direct flows to
> > these QPs.
> > 
> > Thanks
> > 
> > Ariel Levkovich (8):
> >   net/mlx5: Expose SW ICM related device memory capabilities
> >   IB/mlx5: Support device memory type attribute
> >   IB/mlx5: Warn on allocated MEMIC buffers during cleanup
> >   IB/mlx5: Add steering SW ICM device memory type
> >   IB/mlx5: Device resource control for privileged DEVX user
> 
> This doesn't apply, it conflicts with patches in mlx5-next, please
> resent
> 
> >   net/mlx5: Expose TIR ICM address in command outbox
> >   net/mlx5: Introduce new TIR creation core API
> >   IB/mlx5: Expose TIR ICM address to user space
> 

it is a 3 patch series:
  net/mlx5: Expose TIR ICM address in command outbox
  net/mlx5: Introduce new TIR creation core API
  net/mlx5: Expose SW ICM related device memory capabilities

LGTM, I can apply them if you want, or do you want to wait for leon ?

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