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From: Jakub Kicinski <>
To: "Keller, Jacob E" <>
Cc: Jiri Pirko <>,
	"" <>
Subject: Re: [net-next 0/4] devlink: add dry run support for flash update
Date: Fri, 8 Oct 2021 18:29:38 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Sat, 9 Oct 2021 00:32:49 +0000 Keller, Jacob E wrote:
> Ah.. I see how its done. It's passed as the argument so you  don't
> see a direct comparison which makes it look like there isn't one...
> Feels like there could probably be a better abstraction that was more
> readable here...
> Anyways. I'll confirm what happens on the kernel that doesn't have
> the attribute defined at all.
> I wonder if the thing I saw differently was because the attribute
> *was* known but wasn't in policy. I.e. because it was defined it was
> validated....
> Yep, I confirm that on a kernel without the DRY_RUN flag that it
> would allow the run because we aren't being strict.
> I am guessing that we can't convert devlink over to strict validation?

I think the current best practice is not to opt-in commands which
started out as non-strict into strict validation. That said opting 
it in for MAXTYPE validation seems reasonable to me.

Alternatively, as I said, you can just check the max attr for the
family in user space. CTRL_CMD_GETFAMILY returns it as part of family
info (CTRL_ATTR_MAXATTR). We can make user space do the rejecting.

  reply	other threads:[~2021-10-09  1:31 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 17+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-10-08 10:41 Jacob Keller
2021-10-08 10:41 ` [net-next 1/4] ice: move and rename ice_check_for_pending_update Jacob Keller
2021-10-08 10:41 ` [net-next 2/4] ice: move ice_devlink_flash_update and merge with ice_flash_pldm_image Jacob Keller
2021-10-08 10:41 ` [net-next 3/4] devlink: add dry run attribute to flash update Jacob Keller
2021-10-08 10:41 ` [net-next 4/4] ice: support dry run of a flash update to validate firmware file Jacob Keller
2021-10-08 12:37 ` [net-next 0/4] devlink: add dry run support for flash update Jiri Pirko
2021-10-08 18:21   ` Jakub Kicinski
2021-10-08 21:43     ` Keller, Jacob E
2021-10-08 22:35       ` Jakub Kicinski
2021-10-08 23:58         ` Keller, Jacob E
2021-10-09  0:17           ` Jakub Kicinski
2021-10-09  0:32             ` Keller, Jacob E
2021-10-09  1:29               ` Jakub Kicinski [this message]
2022-04-25 23:05                 ` Jacob Keller
2021-10-11  8:21     ` Keller, Jacob E
2021-10-11 23:21       ` Keller, Jacob E
2021-10-08 21:42   ` Keller, Jacob E

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