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Date:   Wed, 2 Sep 2020 10:00:11 +0200
From:   Jiri Pirko <jiri@...nulli.us>
To:     Parav Pandit <parav@...dia.com>
Cc:     Jakub Kicinski <kuba@...nel.org>,
        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

Wed, Sep 02, 2020 at 06:26:12AM CEST, parav@...dia.com wrote:
>
>
>> 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
>                                                                                                                                                    ^^^^^^^^^^^
>
>> Failing that, at the very least "external" should be a separate attribute/flag from
>> the controller ID.
>>
>Ok. Looks fine to me.
>
>Jiri?

Yeah, why not.

>
>> 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.

You don't have to take it to the name, unless "external" flag is set.

But I don't really see the point of showing !external, cause such
controller number would be always 0. Jakub, why do you think it is
needed?

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