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Date:   Wed, 20 Jul 2022 14:16:37 +0300
From:   Ido Schimmel <idosch@...dia.com>
To:     Jiri Pirko <jiri@...nulli.us>
Cc:     netdev@...r.kernel.org, davem@...emloft.net, kuba@...nel.org,
        petrm@...dia.com, pabeni@...hat.com, edumazet@...gle.com,
        mlxsw@...dia.com, saeedm@...dia.com, snelson@...sando.io
Subject: Re: [patch net-next v2 07/12] mlxsw: core_linecards: Probe
 provisioned line cards for devices and expose FW version

On Wed, Jul 20, 2022 at 12:51:33PM +0200, Jiri Pirko wrote:
> Wed, Jul 20, 2022 at 11:14:42AM CEST, idosch@...dia.com wrote:
> >On Tue, Jul 19, 2022 at 08:48:42AM +0200, Jiri Pirko wrote:
> >> From: Jiri Pirko <jiri@...dia.com>
> >> 
> >> 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.
> 
> When it is active, the ready bool is still set. So it is "since ready".

My point is that sometimes while the line card is still "provisioned"
you will get the FW version and sometimes not. Because it is enabled
based on a transient state not exposed to user space. If you enable it
based on "linecard->active", then there is no race.

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