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Date:   Tue, 4 Oct 2022 10:04:23 +0800
From:   Yinjun Zhang <>
To:     Jakub Kicinski <>
Cc:     Simon Horman <>,
        David Miller <>,
        Paolo Abeni <>,,, Fei Qin <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next v2 0/5] nfp: support FEC mode reporting and

On Mon, Oct 03, 2022 at 01:01:49PM -0700, Jakub Kicinski wrote:
> On Mon, 3 Oct 2022 16:41:11 +0800 Yinjun Zhang wrote:
> > Thanks for your advice. Although sp_indiff is exposed by per-PF rtsym
> > _pf%u_net_app_cap, which can be used for per-PF capabilities in future,
> > I think sp_indiff won't be inconsistent among PFs. We'll adjust it if
> > it happens.
> It's not about inconsistencies but about the fact that in multi-host
> systems there are multiple driver instances which come and go.
> The driver seems to set sp_indiff to one at load and to zero when it
> unloads. IDK what that actually does to the FW but if it does anything
> it's not gonna work reliably in MH.

I see, it's indeed a problem, not only in MH case, but also in
single-host-multi-PF case. Instead of renaming sp_indiff, I'll use
`unload_fw_on_remove` to decide if need clean sp_indiff when unloading.
I think it makes more sense. Will fix it.

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