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Date:   Wed, 20 Jul 2022 12:14:42 +0300
From:   Ido Schimmel <>
To:     Jiri Pirko <>
Subject: Re: [patch net-next v2 07/12] mlxsw: core_linecards: Probe
 provisioned line cards for devices and expose FW version

On Tue, Jul 19, 2022 at 08:48:42AM +0200, Jiri Pirko wrote:
> From: Jiri Pirko <>
> In case the line card is provisioned, go over all possible existing
> devices (gearboxes) on it and expose FW version of the flashable one.

I think this is a bit misleading. The FW version is only exposed for
line cards that are "ready", which is a temporary state between
"provisioned" and "active".

Any reason not to expose the FW version only when the line card is
"active"? At least this state is exposed to user space.

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