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Date:   Wed, 23 Nov 2022 08:58:53 +0200
From:   Leon Romanovsky <leon@...nel.org>
To:     Ajit Khaparde <ajit.khaparde@...adcom.com>
Cc:     andrew.gospodarek@...adcom.com, davem@...emloft.net,
        edumazet@...gle.com, jgg@...pe.ca, kuba@...nel.org,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, linux-rdma@...r.kernel.org,
        michael.chan@...adcom.com, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
        pabeni@...hat.com, selvin.xavier@...adcom.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH v4 0/6] Add Auxiliary driver support

On Tue, Nov 22, 2022 at 07:02:45AM -0800, Ajit Khaparde wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 16, 2022 at 5:22 AM Leon Romanovsky <leon@...nel.org> wrote:
> >
> ::snip::
> > > > All PCI management logic and interfaces are needed to be inside eth part
> > > > of your driver and only that part should implement SR-IOV config. Once
> > > > user enabled SR-IOV, the PCI driver should create auxiliary devices for
> > > > each VF. These device will have RDMA capabilities and it will trigger RDMA
> > > > driver to bind to them.
> > > I agree and once the PF creates the auxiliary devices for the VF, the RoCE
> > > Vf indeed get probed and created. But the twist in bnxt_en/bnxt_re
> > > design is that
> > > the RoCE driver is responsible for making adjustments to the RoCE resources.
> >
> > You can still do these adjustments by checking type of function that
> > called to RDMA .probe. PCI core exposes some functions to help distinguish between
> > PF and VFs.
> >
> > >
> > > So once the VF's are created and the bnxt_en driver enables SRIOV adjusts the
> > > NIC resources for the VF,  and such, it tries to call into the bnxt_re
> > > driver for the
> > > same purpose.
> >
> > If I read code correctly, all these resources are for one PCI function.
> >
> > Something like this:
> >
> > bnxt_re_probe()
> > {
> >   ...
> >         if (is_virtfn(p))
> >                  bnxt_re_sriov_config(p);
> >   ...
> > }
> I understand what you are suggesting.
> But what I want is a way to do this in the context of the PF
> preferably before the VFs are probed. 

I don't understand the last sentence. You call to this sriov_config in
bnxt_re driver without any protection from VFs being probed,

> So we are trying to call the
> bnxt_re_sriov_config in the context of handling the PF's
> sriov_configure implementation.  Having the ulp_ops is allowing us to
> avoid resource wastage and assumptions in the bnxt_re driver.

To which resource wastage are you referring?

There are no differences if same limits will be in bnxt_en driver when
RDMA bnxt device is created or in bnxt_re which will be called once RDMA
device is created.

Thanks

> 
> ::snip::


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