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Date:   Tue, 13 Oct 2020 09:37:04 +0900
From:   Benjamin Poirier <benjamin.poirier@...il.com>
To:     Coiby Xu <coiby.xu@...il.com>
Cc:     devel@...verdev.osuosl.org, Shung-Hsi Yu <shung-hsi.yu@...e.com>,
        Manish Chopra <manishc@...vell.com>,
        "supporter:QLOGIC QLGE 10Gb ETHERNET DRIVER" 
        <GR-Linux-NIC-Dev@...vell.com>,
        Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>,
        open list <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        "open list:QLOGIC QLGE 10Gb ETHERNET DRIVER" <netdev@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v1 1/6] staging: qlge: Initialize devlink health dump
 framework for the dlge driver

On 2020-10-12 19:24 +0800, Coiby Xu wrote:
[...]
> > I think, but didn't check in depth, that in those drivers, the devlink
> > device is tied to the pci device and can exist independently of the
> > netdev, at least in principle.
> > 
> You are right. Take drivers/net/ethernet/mellanox/mlxsw as an example,
> devlink reload would first first unregister_netdev and then
> register_netdev but struct devlink stays put. But I have yet to
> understand when unregister/register_netdev is needed.

Maybe it can be useful to manually recover if the hardware or driver
gets in an erroneous state. I've used `modprobe -r qlge && modprobe
qlge` for the same in the past.

> Do we need to
> add "devlink reload" for qlge?

Not for this patchset. That would be a new feature.

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