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Date:   Wed, 20 Jul 2022 14:29:10 +0200
From:   Jiri Pirko <jiri@...nulli.us>
To:     Ido Schimmel <idosch@...dia.com>
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

Wed, Jul 20, 2022 at 01:16:37PM CEST, idosch@...dia.com wrote:
>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.

Okay, will do.

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