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Date:   Wed, 2 Sep 2020 04:44:34 +0000
From:   Parav Pandit <parav@...dia.com>
To:     Parav Pandit <parav@...dia.com>, Jakub Kicinski <kuba@...nel.org>,
        "Jiri Pirko" <jiri@...nulli.us>
CC:     Parav Pandit <parav@...lanox.com>,
        "davem@...emloft.net" <davem@...emloft.net>,
        "netdev@...r.kernel.org" <netdev@...r.kernel.org>,
        "roid@...lanox.com" <roid@...lanox.com>,
        "saeedm@...lanox.com" <saeedm@...lanox.com>,
        Jiri Pirko <jiri@...dia.com>
Subject: RE: [PATCH net-next 2/3] devlink: Consider other controller while
 building phys_port_name



> From: netdev-owner@...r.kernel.org <netdev-owner@...r.kernel.org> On
> Behalf Of Parav Pandit
> 
> > From: Jakub Kicinski <kuba@...nel.org>
> > Sent: Wednesday, September 2, 2020 2:59 AM
> >
> > On Tue, 1 Sep 2020 11:17:42 +0200 Jiri Pirko wrote:
> > > >> The external PFs need to have an extra attribute with "external
> > > >> enumeration" what would be used for the representor netdev name as
> well.
> > > >>
> > > >> pci/0000:00:08.0/0: type eth netdev enp0s8f0 flavour physical
> > > >> pci/0000:00:08.0/1: type eth netdev enp0s8f0_pf0 flavour pcipf
> > > >> pfnum 0
> > > >> pci/0000:00:08.0/2: type eth netdev enp0s8f0_e0pf0 flavour pcipf
> > > >> extnum 0 pfnum 0
> > > >
> > > >How about a prefix of "ec" instead of "e", like?
> > > >pci/0000:00:08.0/2: type eth netdev enp0s8f0_ec0pf0 flavour pcipf
> > > >ecnum 0 pfnum 0
> > >
> > > Yeah, looks fine to me. Jakub?
> >
> > I don't like that local port doesn't have the controller ID.
> >
> Adding controller ID to local port will change name for all non smartnic
> deployments that affects current vast user base :-(
> 
> > Whether PCI port is external or not is best described by a the peer relation.
> 
> How about adding an attribute something like below in addition to controller id.
> 
> $ devlink port show
> pci/0000:00:08.0/1: type eth netdev enp0s8f0_pf0 flavour pcipf pfnum 0 ecnum
> 0 external true splitable false
> 
> ^^^^^^^^^^^
> 
I am sorry for messing up the example in previous email.
Please find below examples with controller number and external attribute flag.

$ devlink port show
pci/0000:00:08.0/1: type eth netdev enp0s8f0_pf0 flavour pcipf pfnum 0 external false splittable false
pci/0000:00:08.0/2: type eth netdev enp0s8f0_ec0pf0 flavour pcipf pfnum 0 ecnum 0 external true splittable false

> > Failing that, at the very least "external" should be a separate
> > attribute/flag from the controller ID.
> >
> Ok. Looks fine to me.
> 
> Jiri?
> 
> > I didn't quite get the fact that you want to not show controller ID on
> > the local port, initially.
> Mainly to not_break current users.

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