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Date:   Wed, 20 Jul 2022 11:34:31 -0700
From:   Jacob Keller <>
Cc:     Jakub Kicinski <>,
        Jacob Keller <>
Subject: [net-next PATCH 0/2] devlink: implement dry run support for flash update

This is a re-send of the dry run support I submitted nearly a year ago at

I had delayed sending this because of conflicting work in the ice driver at
the time, but then forgot about it and never got around to resubmitting it.

This adds a DEVLINK_ATTR_DRY_RUN which is used to indicate a request to
validate a potentially destructive operation without performing the actions
yet. In theory it could be used for other devlink operations in the future.

For flash update, it allows the user to validate a flash image, including
ensuring the driver for the device is willing to program it, without
actually committing an update yet.

There is an accompanying series for iproute2 which allows adding the dry-run
attribute. It does as Jakub suggested and checks the maximum attribute
before allowing the dry run in order to avoid accidentally performing a real
update on older kernels.

Jacob Keller (2):
  devlink: add dry run attribute to flash update
  ice: support dry run of a flash update to validate firmware file

 Documentation/driver-api/pldmfw/index.rst     | 10 ++++++++
 .../networking/devlink/devlink-flash.rst      | 23 +++++++++++++++++++
 drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ice/ice_devlink.c  |  3 ++-
 .../net/ethernet/intel/ice/ice_fw_update.c    | 14 +++++++----
 include/linux/pldmfw.h                        |  5 ++++
 include/net/devlink.h                         |  2 ++
 include/uapi/linux/devlink.h                  |  8 +++++++
 lib/pldmfw/pldmfw.c                           | 12 ++++++++++
 net/core/devlink.c                            | 19 ++++++++++++++-
 9 files changed, 90 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)

base-commit: 6e693a104207fbf5a22795c987e8964c0a1ffe2d

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