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Date:   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 09:00:02 -0300
From:   Jason Gunthorpe <jgg@...dia.com>
To:     Oded Gabbay <oded.gabbay@...il.com>
CC:     <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>, <netdev@...r.kernel.org>,
        <SW_Drivers@...ana.ai>, <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>,
        <davem@...emloft.net>, <kuba@...nel.org>, <andrew@...n.ch>,
        <f.fainelli@...il.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3 00/14] Adding GAUDI NIC code to habanalabs driver

 
On Tue, Sep 15, 2020 at 08:10:08PM +0300, Oded Gabbay wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> This is the second version of the patch-set to upstream the GAUDI NIC code
> into the habanalabs driver.
> 
> The only modification from v2 is in the ethtool patch (patch 12). Details
> are in that patch's commit message.
> 
> Link to v2 cover letter:
> https://lkml.org/lkml/2020/9/12/201

>1. The NIC functionality is NOT exposed as different PCI Physical
>   Functions. There is a single PF which is used for compute and
>   networking, as the main goal of the NIC ports is to be used as
>   intra-communication and not as standard network interfaces. This
>   implies we can't connect different drivers to handle the networking
>   ports because it is the same device, from the kernel POV, as the
>   compute. Therefore, we must integrate the networking code into the
>   main habanalabs driver.

No, this means you need to use virtual bus/ancillary bus that your
other Intel colleagues have been working on with Greg.

It is specificaly intended as the way to split a single PCI function
across multiple subsystems. eg drivers/misc/habanalabs would be the
pci_driver and drivers/net/ethernet/habanadalabs would be the
'virtual/ancillary' driver. Probably one per port.

Jasno

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