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Date:   Mon, 14 Sep 2020 16:36:05 -0700
From:   Jakub Kicinski <>
To:     Jacob Keller <>
Cc:     Shannon Nelson <>,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3 net-next 2/2] ionic: add devlink firmware update

On Mon, 14 Sep 2020 16:15:28 -0700 Jacob Keller wrote:
> On 9/10/2020 10:56 AM, Jakub Kicinski wrote:
> > IOW drop the component parameter from the normal helper, cause almost
> > nobody uses that. The add a more full featured __ version, which would
> > take the arg struct, the struct would include the timeout value.
> >   
> I would point out that the ice driver does use it to help indicate which
> section of the flash is currently being updated.
> i.e.
> $ devlink dev flash pci/0000:af:00.0 file firmware.bin
> Preparing to flash
> [fw.mgmt] Erasing
> [fw.mgmt] Erasing done
> [fw.mgmt] Flashing 100%
> [fw.mgmt] Flashing done 100%
> [fw.undi] Erasing
> [fw.undi] Erasing done
> [fw.undi] Flashing 100%
> [fw.undi] Flashing done 100%
> [fw.netlist] Erasing
> [fw.netlist] Erasing done
> [fw.netlist] Flashing 100%
> [fw.netlist] Flashing done 100%
> I'd like to keep that, as it helps tell which component is currently
> being updated. If we drop this, then either I have to manually build
> strings which include the component name, or we lose this information on
> display.

Thanks for pointing that out. My recollection was that ice and netdevsim
were the only two users, so I thought those could use the full __*
helper and pass an arg struct. But no strong feelings.

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