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Date:   Fri, 4 Sep 2020 14:11:26 +0200
From:   Jiri Pirko <jiri@...nulli.us>
To:     Sunil Kovvuri Goutham <sgoutham@...vell.com>
Cc:     Jakub Kicinski <kuba@...nel.org>,
        "sundeep.lkml@...il.com" <sundeep.lkml@...il.com>,
        "davem@...emloft.net" <davem@...emloft.net>,
        "netdev@...r.kernel.org" <netdev@...r.kernel.org>,
        Subbaraya Sundeep Bhatta <sbhatta@...vell.com>
Subject: Re: [EXT] Re: [net-next PATCH 0/2] Introduce mbox tracepoints for
 Octeontx2

Fri, Sep 04, 2020 at 10:49:45AM CEST, sgoutham@...vell.com wrote:
>
>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Jiri Pirko <jiri@...nulli.us>
>> Sent: Friday, September 4, 2020 2:07 PM
>> To: Sunil Kovvuri Goutham <sgoutham@...vell.com>
>> Cc: Jakub Kicinski <kuba@...nel.org>; sundeep.lkml@...il.com;
>> davem@...emloft.net; netdev@...r.kernel.org; Subbaraya Sundeep
>> Bhatta <sbhatta@...vell.com>
>> Subject: Re: [EXT] Re: [net-next PATCH 0/2] Introduce mbox tracepoints for
>> Octeontx2
>> 
>> Fri, Sep 04, 2020 at 07:39:54AM CEST, sgoutham@...vell.com wrote:
>> >
>> >
>> >> -----Original Message-----
>> >> From: Jakub Kicinski <kuba@...nel.org>
>> >> Sent: Friday, September 4, 2020 12:48 AM
>> >> To: sundeep.lkml@...il.com
>> >> Cc: davem@...emloft.net; netdev@...r.kernel.org; Sunil Kovvuri
>> >> Goutham <sgoutham@...vell.com>; Subbaraya Sundeep Bhatta
>> >> <sbhatta@...vell.com>
>> >> Subject: [EXT] Re: [net-next PATCH 0/2] Introduce mbox tracepoints
>> >> for
>> >> Octeontx2
>> >>
>> >> External Email
>> >>
>> >> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
>> >> - On Thu,  3 Sep 2020 12:48:16 +0530 sundeep.lkml@...il.com wrote:
>> >> > From: Subbaraya Sundeep <sbhatta@...vell.com>
>> >> >
>> >> > This patchset adds tracepoints support for mailbox.
>> >> > In Octeontx2, PFs and VFs need to communicate with AF for
>> >> > allocating and freeing resources. Once all the configuration is
>> >> > done by AF for a PF/VF then packet I/O can happen on PF/VF queues.
>> >> > When an interface is brought up many mailbox messages are sent to
>> >> > AF for initializing queues. Say a VF is brought up then each
>> >> > message is sent to PF and PF forwards to AF and response also traverses
>> from AF to PF and then VF.
>> >> > To aid debugging, tracepoints are added at places where messages
>> >> > are allocated, sent and message interrupts.
>> >> > Below is the trace of one of the messages from VF to AF and AF
>> >> > response back to VF:
>> >>
>> >> Could you use the devlink tracepoint? trace_devlink_hwmsg() ?
>> >
>> >Thanks for the suggestion.
>> >In our case the mailbox is central to 3 different drivers and there
>> >would be a 4th one once crypto driver is accepted. We cannot add
>> >devlink to all of them inorder to use the devlink trace points.
>> 
>> I guess you have 1 pci device, right? Devlink instance is created per pci
>> device.
>> 
>
>No, there are 3 drivers registering to 3 PCI device IDs and there can be many
>instances of the same devices. So there can be 10's of instances of AF, PF and VFs.

So you can still have per-pci device devlink instance and use the
tracepoint Jakub suggested.


>
>Thanks,
>Sunil.

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