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Date:   Fri, 1 May 2020 19:28:14 +0000
From:   Saeed Mahameed <saeedm@...lanox.com>
To:     Maor Gottlieb <maorg@...lanox.com>, "jgg@...pe.ca" <jgg@...pe.ca>
CC:     "linux-rdma@...r.kernel.org" <linux-rdma@...r.kernel.org>,
        "vfalico@...il.com" <vfalico@...il.com>,
        "davem@...emloft.net" <davem@...emloft.net>,
        Leon Romanovsky <leonro@...lanox.com>,
        "dsahern@...nel.org" <dsahern@...nel.org>,
        "andy@...yhouse.net" <andy@...yhouse.net>,
        "j.vosburgh@...il.com" <j.vosburgh@...il.com>,
        Jiri Pirko <jiri@...lanox.com>,
        "kuba@...nel.org" <kuba@...nel.org>,
        "netdev@...r.kernel.org" <netdev@...r.kernel.org>,
        "dledford@...hat.com" <dledford@...hat.com>,
        Alex Rosenbaum <alexr@...lanox.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH V8 mlx5-next 00/16] Add support to get xmit slave

On Fri, 2020-05-01 at 11:44 -0300, Jason Gunthorpe wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 30, 2020 at 10:21:30PM +0300, Maor Gottlieb wrote:
> > Hi Dave,
> > 
> > This series is a combination of netdev and RDMA, so in order to
> > avoid
> > conflicts, we would like to ask you to route this series through
> > mlx5-next shared branch. It is based on v5.7-rc2 tag.
> > 
> > 
> > The following series adds support to get the LAG master xmit slave
> > by
> > introducing new .ndo - ndo_get_xmit_slave. Every LAG module can
> > implement it and it first implemented in the bond driver. 
> > This is follow-up to the RFC discussion [1].
> > 
> > The main motivation for doing this is for drivers that offload part
> > of the LAG functionality. For example, Mellanox Connect-X hardware
> > implements RoCE LAG which selects the TX affinity when the
> > resources
> > are created and port is remapped when it goes down.
> > 
> > The first part of this patchset introduces the new .ndo and add the
> > support to the bonding module.
> > 
> > The second part adds support to get the RoCE LAG xmit slave by
> > building
> > skb of the RoCE packet based on the AH attributes and call to the
> > new
> > .ndo.
> > 
> > The third part change the mlx5 driver driver to set the QP's
> > affinity
> > port according to the slave which found by the .ndo.
> > 
> > Thanks
> > 
> > [1]
> > https://lore.kernel.org/netdev/20200126132126.9981-1-maorg@xxxxxxxxxxxx/
> 
> where did these xxxxx's come from?
> 
> > Change log:
> > v8: Fix bad numbering of v7. 
> > v7: Change only in RDMA part:
> > 	- return slave and as output
> > 	- Don't hold lock while allocating skb.
> >     In addition, reorder patches, so mlx5 patches are before RDMA.
> > v6: patch 1 - Fix commit message and add function description. 
> >     patch 10 - Keep udata as function argument.
> > v5: patch 1 - Remove rcu lock.
> >     patch 10 - Refactor patch that group the AH attributes in
> > struct.
> >     patch 11 - call the ndo while holding the rcu and initialize
> > xmit_slave.
> >     patch 12 - Store the xmit slave in rdma_ah_init_attr and
> > qp_attr.
> > 
> > v4: 1. Rename master_get_xmit_slave to netdev_get_xmit_slave and
> > move
> > the implementation to dev.c 
> >     2. Remove unnecessary check of NULL pointer.
> >     3. Fix typo.
> > v3: 1. Move master_get_xmit_slave to netdevice.h and change the
> > flags
> > arg.
> > to bool.
> >     2. Split helper functions commit to multiple commits for each
> > bond
> > mode.
> >     3. Extract refcotring changes to seperate commits.
> > v2: The first patch wasn't sent in v1.
> > v1:
> > https://lore.kernel.org/netdev/ac373456-b838-29cf-645f-b1ea1a93e3b0@xxxxxxxxx/T/#t 
> > 
> > Maor Gottlieb (16):
> >   net/core: Introduce netdev_get_xmit_slave
> >   bonding: Export skip slave logic to function
> >   bonding: Rename slave_arr to usable_slaves
> >   bonding/alb: Add helper functions to get the xmit slave
> >   bonding: Add helper function to get the xmit slave based on hash
> >   bonding: Add helper function to get the xmit slave in rr mode
> >   bonding: Add function to get the xmit slave in active-backup mode
> >   bonding: Add array of all slaves
> >   bonding: Implement ndo_get_xmit_slave
> >   net/mlx5: Change lag mutex lock to spin lock
> >   net/mlx5: Add support to get lag physical port
> >   RDMA: Group create AH arguments in struct
> >   RDMA/core: Add LAG functionality
> >   RDMA/core: Get xmit slave for LAG
> >   RDMA/mlx5: Refactor affinity related code
> >   RDMA/mlx5: Set lag tx affinity according to slave
> 
> It seems fine to me too, Saeed, can you apply the net parts to the
> mlx5 shared branch with DaveM's ack? Thanks
> 

Done:

https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/mellanox/linux.git/log/?h=mlx5-next


I will send a formal pull request soon, feel free to pull this before
if you wish to.

Saeed

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