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Date:   Wed, 16 Sep 2020 23:01:40 -0700
From:   Saeed Mahameed <saeed@...nel.org>
To:     Jakub Kicinski <kuba@...nel.org>
Cc:     "David S. Miller" <davem@...emloft.net>, netdev@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [pull request][net-next 00/16] mlx5 updates 2020-09-15

On Wed, 2020-09-16 at 09:56 -0700, Jakub Kicinski wrote:
> On Tue, 15 Sep 2020 13:25:17 -0700 saeed@...nel.org wrote:
> > From: Saeed Mahameed <saeedm@...dia.com>
> > 
> > Hi Dave & Jakub,
> > 
> > This series adds some misc updates to mlx5 driver.
> > 
> > For more information please see tag log below.
> > 
> > Please pull and let me know if there is any problem.
> 
> I don't really know what the metadata stuff is for but nothing looks
> alarming so:

In simple words: the NIC steering pipeline knows to look into the
packet fields in addition to that it can also provide and match on
"metadata" such as, origin function, dest function/port if already
determined, and some other well known hw registers..

> 
> Reviewed-by: Jakub Kicinski <kuba@...nel.org>
> 
> That said some of the patches look like they should rather go to net.
> e.g. 4, 6, 11.. why not?

nothing critical really.

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