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Date:   Sat, 3 Oct 2020 11:14:30 +0200
From:   Jiri Pirko <jiri@...nulli.us>
To:     Moshe Shemesh <moshe@...lanox.com>
Cc:     "David S. Miller" <davem@...emloft.net>,
        Jakub Kicinski <kuba@...nel.org>, Jiri Pirko <jiri@...dia.com>,
        netdev@...r.kernel.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next 16/16] devlink: Add
 Documentation/networking/devlink/devlink-reload.rst

Thu, Oct 01, 2020 at 03:59:19PM CEST, moshe@...lanox.com wrote:
>Add devlink reload rst documentation file.
>Update index file to include it.
>
>Signed-off-by: Moshe Shemesh <moshe@...lanox.com>
>---
>RFCv5 -> v1:
>- Rename reload_action_limit_level to reload_limit
>RFCv4 -> RFCv5:
>- Rephrase namespace chnage section
>- Rephrase note on actions performed
>RFCv3 -> RFCv4:
>- Remove reload action fw_activate_no_reset
>- Add reload actions limit levels and document the no_reset limit level
>  constrains
>RFCv2 -> RFCv3:
>- Devlink reload returns the actions done
>- Replace fw_live_patch action by fw_activate_no_reset
>- Explain fw_activate meaning
>RFCv1 -> RFCv2:
>- Instead of reload levels driver,fw_reset,fw_live_patch have reload
>  actions driver_reinit,fw_activate,fw_live_patch
>---
> .../networking/devlink/devlink-reload.rst     | 81 +++++++++++++++++++
> Documentation/networking/devlink/index.rst    |  1 +
> 2 files changed, 82 insertions(+)
> create mode 100644 Documentation/networking/devlink/devlink-reload.rst
>
>diff --git a/Documentation/networking/devlink/devlink-reload.rst b/Documentation/networking/devlink/devlink-reload.rst
>new file mode 100644
>index 000000000000..5abc5c2c75fd
>--- /dev/null
>+++ b/Documentation/networking/devlink/devlink-reload.rst
>@@ -0,0 +1,81 @@
>+.. SPDX-License-Identifier: GPL-2.0
>+
>+==============
>+Devlink Reload

No reason for capital "R".


>+==============
>+
>+``devlink-reload`` provides mechanism to either reinit driver entities,
>+applying ``devlink-params`` and ``devlink-resources`` new values or firmware
>+activation depends on reload action selected.

Could you perhaps split the sentense? It is hard to read.


>+
>+Reload actions
>+==============
>+
>+User may select a reload action.
>+By default ``driver_reinit`` action is selected.
>+
>+.. list-table:: Possible reload actions
>+   :widths: 5 90
>+
>+   * - Name
>+     - Description
>+   * - ``driver-reinit``
>+     - Devlink driver entities re-initialization, including applying
>+       new values to devlink entities which are used during driver
>+       load such as ``devlink-params`` in configuration mode
>+       ``driverinit`` or ``devlink-resources``
>+   * - ``fw_activate``
>+     - Firmware activate. Activates new firmware if such image is stored and
>+       pending activation. If no limitation specified this action may involve
>+       firmware reset. If no new image pending this action will reload current
>+       firmware image.
>+
>+Note that even though user asks for a specific action, the driver
>+implementation might require to perform another action alongside with
>+it. For example, some driver do not support driver reinitialization
>+being performed without fw activation. Therefore, the devlink reload
>+command returns the list of actions which were actrually performed.
>+
>+Reload limits
>+=============
>+
>+By default reload actions are not limited and driver implementation may
>+include reset or downtime as needed to perform the actions.
>+
>+However, some drivers support action limits, which limit the action
>+implementation to specific constrains.
>+
>+.. list-table:: Possible reload limits
>+   :widths: 5 90
>+
>+   * - Name
>+     - Description
>+   * - ``no_reset``
>+     - No reset allowed, no down time allowed, no link flap and no
>+       configuration is lost.
>+
>+Change namespace
>+================
>+
>+The netns option allow user to be able to move devlink instances into

"allows"


>+namespaces during devlink reload operation.
>+By default all devlink instances are created in init_net and stay there.
>+
>+example usage
>+-------------
>+
>+.. code:: shell
>+
>+    $ devlink dev reload help
>+    $ devlink dev reload DEV [ netns { PID | NAME | ID } ] [ action { driver_reinit | fw_activate } ] [ limit no_reset ]
>+
>+    # Run reload command for devlink driver entities re-initialization:
>+    $ devlink dev reload pci/0000:82:00.0 action driver_reinit
>+    reload_actions_performed:
>+      driver_reinit
>+
>+    # Run reload command to activate firmware:
>+    # Note that mlx5 driver reloads the driver while activating firmware
>+    $ devlink dev reload pci/0000:82:00.0 action fw_activate
>+    reload_actions_performed:
>+      driver_reinit fw_activate
>diff --git a/Documentation/networking/devlink/index.rst b/Documentation/networking/devlink/index.rst
>index 7684ae5c4a4a..d82874760ae2 100644
>--- a/Documentation/networking/devlink/index.rst
>+++ b/Documentation/networking/devlink/index.rst
>@@ -20,6 +20,7 @@ general.
>    devlink-params
>    devlink-region
>    devlink-resource
>+   devlink-reload
>    devlink-trap
> 
> Driver-specific documentation
>-- 
>2.18.2
>

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