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Date:   Thu, 10 Oct 2019 09:09:34 -0700
From:   Jakub Kicinski <>
To:     Jiri Pirko <>
Subject: Re: [patch net-next 2/4] devlink: propagate extack down to health
 reporter ops

On Thu, 10 Oct 2019 10:07:04 +0200, Jiri Pirko wrote:
> Thu, Oct 10, 2019 at 05:38:18AM CEST, wrote:
> >On Wed,  9 Oct 2019 13:04:43 +0200, Jiri Pirko wrote:  
> >> From: Jiri Pirko <>
> >> 
> >> During health reporter operations, driver might want to fill-up
> >> the extack message, so propagate extack down to the health reporter ops.
> >> 
> >> Signed-off-by: Jiri Pirko <>  
> >
> >I wonder how useful this is for non-testing :( We'd probably expect most
> >health reporters to have auto-recovery on and therefore they won't be
> >able to depend on that extack..  
> That is probably true. But still, what is harm of carrying potential
> error message to the user?

Not sure, it just makes the right thing to do non-obvious to someone
implementing the API (below level 7 on Rusty's API Design Manifesto).
But I don't feel too strongly about it.

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