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Date:   Thu, 30 Jul 2020 16:11:01 -0700
From:   Jakub Kicinski <>
To:     Moshe Shemesh <>
Cc:     Jacob Keller <>,
        Jiri Pirko <>,,,
        "David S. Miller" <>,
        Jiri Pirko <>,
        Vasundhara Volam <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next RFC 01/13] devlink: Add reload level option to
 devlink reload command

On Thu, 30 Jul 2020 15:30:45 +0300 Moshe Shemesh wrote:
> >>> My expectations would be that the driver must perform the lowest
> >>> reset level possible that satisfies the requested functional change.
> >>> IOW driver may do more, in fact it should be acceptable for the
> >>> driver to always for a full HW reset (unless --live or other
> >>> constraint is specified).  
> >> OK, but some combinations may still not be valid for specific driver
> >> even if it tries lowest level possible.  
> > Can you give an example?  
> For example take the combination of fw-live-patch and param-init.
> The fw-live-patch needs no re-initialization, while the param-init 
> requires driver re-initialization.
> So the only way to do that is to the one command after the other, not 
> really combining.

You need to read my responses more carefully. I don't have
fw-live-patch in my proposal. The operation is fw-activate,
--live is independent and an constraint, not an operation.

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