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Date:   Thu, 3 Sep 2020 12:53:50 -0700
From:   Jakub Kicinski <>
To:     Shannon Nelson <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next 2/2] ionic: add devlink firmware update

On Wed,  2 Sep 2020 12:57:17 -0700 Shannon Nelson wrote:
> Add support for firmware update through the devlink interface.
> This update copies the firmware object into the device, asks
> the current firmware to install it, then asks the firmware to
> set the device to use the new firmware on the next boot-up.

Activate sounds too much like fw-active in Moshe's patches.

Just to be clear - you're not actually switching from the current 
FW to the new one here, right?

If it's more analogous to switching between flash images perhaps
selecting would be a better term?

> The install and activate steps are launched as asynchronous
> requests, which are then followed up with status requests
> commands.  These status request commands will be answered with
> an EAGAIN return value and will try again until the request
> has completed or reached the timeout specified.

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