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Date:   Sun, 4 Oct 2020 10:15:52 +0300
From:   Moshe Shemesh <moshe@...dia.com>
To:     Jiri Pirko <jiri@...nulli.us>, 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


On 10/3/2020 12:14 PM, Jiri Pirko wrote:
> 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".


It looks as the convention here for rst headers, as in 
devlink-region.rst, devlink-trap.rst, devlink-resource.rst

>
>> +==============
>> +
>> +``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.
Yes.
>
>> +
>> +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"
Ack.
>
>> +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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