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Date:   Tue, 18 Aug 2020 23:04:07 +0300
From:   Moshe Shemesh <moshe@...dia.com>
To:     Jiri Pirko <jiri@...nulli.us>
CC:     Moshe Shemesh <moshe@...lanox.com>,
        "David S. Miller" <davem@...emloft.net>,
        Jakub Kicinski <kuba@...nel.org>,
        Jiri Pirko <jiri@...lanox.com>, <netdev@...r.kernel.org>,
        <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next RFC v2 13/13] devlink: Add
 Documentation/networking/devlink/devlink-reload.rst


On 8/18/2020 2:07 PM, Jiri Pirko wrote:
> Tue, Aug 18, 2020 at 11:14:16AM CEST, moshe@...dia.com wrote:
>> On 8/17/2020 7:39 PM, Jiri Pirko wrote:
>>> Mon, Aug 17, 2020 at 11:37:52AM CEST, moshe@...lanox.com wrote:
>>>> Add devlink reload rst documentation file.
>>>> Update index file to include it.
>>>>
>>>> Signed-off-by: Moshe Shemesh <moshe@...lanox.com>
>>>> ---
>>>> - Instead of reload levels driver,fw_reset,fw_live_patch have reload
>>>>    actions driver_reinit,fw_activate,fw_live_patch
>>>> ---
>>>> .../networking/devlink/devlink-reload.rst     | 54 +++++++++++++++++++
>>>> Documentation/networking/devlink/index.rst    |  1 +
>>>> 2 files changed, 55 insertions(+)
>>>> create mode 100644 Documentation/networking/devlink/devlink-reload.rst
>>>>
>>>> diff --git a/Documentation/networking/devlink/devlink-reload.rst b/Documentation/networking/devlink/devlink-reload.rst
>>>> new file mode 100644
>>>> index 000000000000..9846ea727f3b
>>>> --- /dev/null
>>>> +++ b/Documentation/networking/devlink/devlink-reload.rst
>>>> @@ -0,0 +1,54 @@
>>>> +.. SPDX-License-Identifier: GPL-2.0
>>>> +
>>>> +==============
>>>> +Devlink Reload
>>>> +==============
>>>> +
>>>> +``devlink-reload`` provides mechanism to either reload driver entities,
>>>> +applying ``devlink-params`` and ``devlink-resources`` new values or firmware
>>>> +activation depends on reload action selected.
>>>> +
>>>> +Reload actions
>>>> +=============
>>>> +
>>>> +User may select a reload action.
>>>> +By default ``driver_reinit`` action is done.
>>>> +
>>>> +.. list-table:: Possible reload actions
>>>> +   :widths: 5 90
>>>> +
>>>> +   * - Name
>>>> +     - Description
>>>> +   * - ``driver-reinit``
>>>> +     - Driver entities re-initialization, including applying
>>>> +       new values to devlink entities which are used during driver
>>>> +       load such as ``devlink-params`` in configuration mode
>>>> +       ``driverinit`` or ``devlink-resources``
>>>> +   * - ``fw_activate``
>>>> +     - Firmware activate. Can be used for firmware reload or firmware
>>>> +       upgrade if new firmware is stored and driver supports such
>>>> +       firmware upgrade.
>>> Does this do the same as "driver-reinit" + fw activation? If yes, it
>>> should be written here. If no, it should be written here as well.
>>>
>> No, The only thing required here is the action of firmware activation. If a
>> driver needs to do reload to make that happen and do reinit that's ok, but
>> not required.
> What does the "FW activation" mean? I believe that this needs explicit
> documentation here.
>
I will add it explicitly.

FW activation means FW upgrade if new image is pending activation. If no 
FW image pending, it reloads the current FW.

>>>> +   * - ``fw_live_patch``
>>>> +     - Firmware live patch, applies firmware changes without reset.
>>>> +
>>>> +Change namespace
>>>> +================
>>>> +
>>>> +All devlink instances are created in init_net and stay there for a
>>>> +lifetime. Allow user to be able to move devlink instances into
>>>> +namespaces during devlink reload operation. That ensures proper
>>>> +re-instantiation of driver objects, including netdevices.
>>>> +
>>>> +example usage
>>>> +-------------
>>>> +
>>>> +.. code:: shell
>>>> +
>>>> +    $ devlink dev reload help
>>>> +    $ devlink dev reload DEV [ netns { PID | NAME | ID } ] [ action { fw_live_patch | driver_reinit | fw_activate } ]
>>>> +
>>>> +    # Run reload command for devlink driver entities re-initialization:
>>>> +    $ devlink dev reload pci/0000:82:00.0 action driver_reinit
>>>> +
>>>> +    # Run reload command to activate firmware:
>>>> +    $ devlink dev reload pci/0000:82:00.0 action fw_activate
>>>> diff --git a/Documentation/networking/devlink/index.rst b/Documentation/networking/devlink/index.rst
>>>> index 7684ae5c4a4a..d82874760ae2 100644
>>>> --- a/Documentation/networking/devlink/index.rst
>>>> +++ b/Documentation/networking/devlink/index.rst
>>>> @@ -20,6 +20,7 @@ general.
>>>>      devlink-params
>>>>      devlink-region
>>>>      devlink-resource
>>>> +   devlink-reload
>>>>      devlink-trap
>>>>
>>>> Driver-specific documentation
>>>> -- 
>>>> 2.17.1
>>>>

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