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Date:   Mon, 3 Aug 2020 13:45:50 -0700
From:   Jakub Kicinski <>
To:     "Wang, Haiyue" <>
Cc:     Tom Herbert <>,
        "Venkataramanan, Anirudh" <>,
        "" <>,
        "" <>,
        "" <>,
        "Bowers, AndrewX" <>,
        "Kirsher, Jeffrey T" <>,
        "" <>,
        "Nguyen, Anthony L" <>,
        "Lu, Nannan" <>,
        "Liang, Cunming" <>
Subject: Re: [net-next 1/5] ice: add the virtchnl handler for AdminQ command

On Mon, 3 Aug 2020 10:39:52 +0000 Wang, Haiyue wrote:
> > In this case, I'm guessing, Intel can reuse RTE flow -> AQ code written
> > to run on PFs on the special VF.
> > 
> > This community has selected switchdev + flower for programming flows.
> > I believe implementing flower offloads would solve your use case, and
> > at the same time be most beneficial to the netdev community.  
> Jakub,
> Thanks, I deep into the switchdev, it is kernel software bridge for hardware
> offload, and each port is registered with register_netdev. So this solution
> is not suitable for current case: VF can be assigned to VMs.

You may be missing the concept of a representor.

Sridhar from Intel was investigating this, I believe, at some point.
Perhaps sync with him?

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