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Date:   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 10:37:23 -0700
From:   Jakub Kicinski <kuba@...nel.org>
To:     Parav Pandit <parav@...dia.com>
Cc:     "davem@...emloft.net" <davem@...emloft.net>,
        "netdev@...r.kernel.org" <netdev@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next v2 0/8] devlink: Add SF add/delete devlink ops

On Fri, 18 Sep 2020 17:08:15 +0000 Parav Pandit wrote:
> > From: Jakub Kicinski <kuba@...nel.org>
> > Sent: Friday, September 18, 2020 10:22 PM
> > 
> > On Thu, 17 Sep 2020 20:20:12 +0300 Parav Pandit wrote:  
> > > Hi Dave, Jakub,
> > >
> > > Similar to PCI VF, PCI SF represents portion of the device.
> > > PCI SF is represented using a new devlink port flavour.
> > >
> > > This short series implements small part of the RFC described in detail at [1]  
> > and [2].  
> > >
> > > It extends
> > > (a) devlink core to expose new devlink port flavour 'pcisf'.
> > > (b) Expose new user interface to add/delete devlink port.
> > > (c) Extends netdevsim driver to simulate PCI PF and SF ports
> > > (d) Add port function state attribute  
> > 
> > Is this an RFC? It doesn't add any in-tree users.  
> It is not an RFC.
> devlink + mlx5 + netdevsim is crossing 25+ patches on eswitch side.
> So splitting it to logical piece as devlink + netdevsim.
> After which mlx5 eswitch side come close to 15 + 4 patches which can
> run as two separate patchset.
> 
> What do you suggest?

Start with real patches, not netdevsim.

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