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Date:   Thu, 15 Oct 2020 20:06:06 +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 2020-10-15 11:37 +0800, Coiby Xu wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 13, 2020 at 09:37:04AM +0900, Benjamin Poirier wrote:
> > 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.
> 
> Thank you for providing this user case!
> > 
> > > Do we need to
> > > add "devlink reload" for qlge?
> > 
> > Not for this patchset. That would be a new feature.
> 
> To implement this feature, it seems I need to understand how qlge work
> under the hood. For example, what's the difference between
> qlge_soft_reset_mpi_risc and qlge_hard_reset_mpi_risc? Or should we use
> a brute-force way like do the tasks in qlge_remove and then re-do the
> tasks in qlge_probe?

I don't know. Like I've said before, I'd recommend testing on actual
hardware. I don't have access to it anymore.

> Is a hardware reference manual for qlge device?

I've never gotten access to one.

The only noteworthy thing from Qlogic that I know of is the firmware
update:
http://driverdownloads.qlogic.com/QLogicDriverDownloads_UI/SearchByProduct.aspx?ProductCategory=322&Product=1104&Os=190

It did fix some weird behavior when I applied it so I'd recommend doing
the same if you get an adapter.

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