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Date:   Thu, 10 Sep 2020 08:51:58 +0200
From:   Jiri Pirko <jiri@...nulli.us>
To:     Moshe Shemesh <moshe@...dia.com>
Cc:     Jakub Kicinski <kuba@...nel.org>,
        Moshe Shemesh <moshe@...lanox.com>,
        "David S. Miller" <davem@...emloft.net>,
        Jiri Pirko <jiri@...lanox.com>, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next RFC v3 01/14] devlink: Add reload action option
 to devlink reload command

Wed, Sep 09, 2020 at 03:27:19PM CEST, moshe@...dia.com wrote:
>
>On 9/7/2020 8:58 PM, Jakub Kicinski wrote:
>> On Mon, 7 Sep 2020 16:46:01 +0300 Moshe Shemesh wrote:
>> > > In that sense I don't like --live because it doesn't really say much.
>> > > AFAIU it means 1) no link flap; 2) < 2 sec datapath downtime; 3) no
>> > > configuration is lost in kernel or device (including netdev config,
>> > > link config, flow rules, counters etc.). I was hoping at least the
>> > > documentation in patch 14 would be more precise.
>> > Actually, while writing "no-reset" or "live-patching" I meant also no
>> > downtime at all and nothing resets (config, rules ... anything), that
>> > fits mlx5 live-patching.
>> > 
>> > However, to make it more generic,  I can allow few seconds downtime and
>> > add similar constrains as you mentioned here to "no-reset". I will add
>> > that to the documentation patch.
>> Oh! If your device supports no downtime and packet loss at all that's
>> great. You don't have to weaken the definition now, whoever needs a
>> weaker definition can add a different constraint level later, no?
>
>
>Yes, but if we are thinking there will be more levels, maybe the flag
>"--live" or "--no_reset" is less extendable, we may need new attr. I mean
>should I have uAPI command line like:
>
>$ devlink dev reload DEV [ netns { PID | NAME | ID } ] [ action {
>driver_reinit | fw_activate } [ limit_levelĀ  no_reset ] ]

Sounds fine.

>
>

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