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Date:   Tue, 18 Aug 2020 12:14:16 +0300
From:   Moshe Shemesh <moshe@...dia.com>
To:     Jiri Pirko <jiri@...nulli.us>, Moshe Shemesh <moshe@...lanox.com>
CC:     "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 8/17/2020 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.

>> +   * - ``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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