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From: Alexander Duyck <alexander.duyck@gmail.com>
To: Leon Romanovsky <leon@kernel.org>
Cc: Bjorn Helgaas <bhelgaas@google.com>,
	Saeed Mahameed <saeedm@nvidia.com>,
	Leon Romanovsky <leonro@nvidia.com>,
	Jason Gunthorpe <jgg@nvidia.com>,
	Jakub Kicinski <kuba@kernel.org>,
	linux-pci <linux-pci@vger.kernel.org>,
	linux-rdma@vger.kernel.org, Netdev <netdev@vger.kernel.org>,
	Don Dutile <ddutile@redhat.com>,
	Alex Williamson <alex.williamson@redhat.com>,
	"David S . Miller" <davem@davemloft.net>
Subject: Re: [PATCH mlx5-next v6 0/4] Dynamically assign MSI-X vectors count
Date: Tue, 9 Feb 2021 13:06:25 -0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAKgT0Ud+c6wzo3n_8VgtVBQm-2UPic6U2QFuqqN-P9nEv_Y+JQ@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210209133445.700225-1-leon@kernel.org>

On Tue, Feb 9, 2021 at 5:34 AM Leon Romanovsky <leon@kernel.org> wrote:
>
> From: Leon Romanovsky <leonro@nvidia.com>

<snip>

> --------------------------------------------------------------------
> Hi,
>
> The number of MSI-X vectors is PCI property visible through lspci, that
> field is read-only and configured by the device.
>
> The static assignment of an amount of MSI-X vectors doesn't allow utilize
> the newly created VF because it is not known to the device the future load
> and configuration where that VF will be used.
>
> The VFs are created on the hypervisor and forwarded to the VMs that have
> different properties (for example number of CPUs).
>
> To overcome the inefficiency in the spread of such MSI-X vectors, we
> allow the kernel to instruct the device with the needed number of such
> vectors, before VF is initialized and bounded to the driver.
>
> Before this series:
> [root@server ~]# lspci -vs 0000:08:00.2
> 08:00.2 Ethernet controller: Mellanox Technologies MT27800 Family [ConnectX-5 Virtual Function]
> ....
>         Capabilities: [9c] MSI-X: Enable- Count=12 Masked-
>
> Configuration script:
> 1. Start fresh
> echo 0 > /sys/bus/pci/devices/0000\:08\:00.0/sriov_numvfs
> modprobe -q -r mlx5_ib mlx5_core
> 2. Ensure that driver doesn't run and it is safe to change MSI-X
> echo 0 > /sys/bus/pci/devices/0000\:08\:00.0/sriov_drivers_autoprobe
> 3. Load driver for the PF
> modprobe mlx5_core
> 4. Configure one of the VFs with new number
> echo 2 > /sys/bus/pci/devices/0000\:08\:00.0/sriov_numvfs
> echo 21 > /sys/bus/pci/devices/0000\:08\:00.2/sriov_vf_msix_count
>
> After this series:
> [root@server ~]# lspci -vs 0000:08:00.2
> 08:00.2 Ethernet controller: Mellanox Technologies MT27800 Family [ConnectX-5 Virtual Function]
> ....
>         Capabilities: [9c] MSI-X: Enable- Count=21 Masked-
>
> Thanks
>
> Leon Romanovsky (4):
>   PCI: Add sysfs callback to allow MSI-X table size change of SR-IOV VFs
>   net/mlx5: Add dynamic MSI-X capabilities bits
>   net/mlx5: Dynamically assign MSI-X vectors count
>   net/mlx5: Allow to the users to configure number of MSI-X vectors
>
>  Documentation/ABI/testing/sysfs-bus-pci       |  28 ++++
>  .../net/ethernet/mellanox/mlx5/core/main.c    |  17 ++
>  .../ethernet/mellanox/mlx5/core/mlx5_core.h   |  27 ++++
>  .../net/ethernet/mellanox/mlx5/core/pci_irq.c |  72 +++++++++
>  .../net/ethernet/mellanox/mlx5/core/sriov.c   |  58 ++++++-
>  drivers/pci/iov.c                             | 153 ++++++++++++++++++
>  include/linux/mlx5/mlx5_ifc.h                 |  11 +-
>  include/linux/pci.h                           |  12 ++
>  8 files changed, 375 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
>

This seems much improved from the last time I reviewed the patch set.
I am good with the drop of the folder in favor of using "sriov" in the
naming of the fields.

For the series:
Reviewed-by: Alexander Duyck <alexanderduyck@fb.com>

  parent reply	other threads:[~2021-02-09 21:52 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 32+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-02-09 13:34 Leon Romanovsky
2021-02-09 13:34 ` [PATCH mlx5-next v6 1/4] PCI: Add sysfs callback to allow MSI-X table size change of SR-IOV VFs Leon Romanovsky
2021-02-15 21:01   ` Bjorn Helgaas
2021-02-16  7:33     ` Leon Romanovsky
2021-02-16 16:12       ` Bjorn Helgaas
2021-02-16 19:58         ` Leon Romanovsky
2021-02-17 18:02           ` Bjorn Helgaas
2021-02-17 19:25             ` Jason Gunthorpe
2021-02-17 20:28               ` Bjorn Helgaas
2021-02-17 23:52                 ` Jason Gunthorpe
2021-02-18 10:15             ` Leon Romanovsky
2021-02-18 22:39               ` Bjorn Helgaas
2021-02-19  7:52                 ` Leon Romanovsky
2021-02-19  8:20                   ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2021-02-19 16:58                     ` Leon Romanovsky
2021-02-20 19:06                     ` Bjorn Helgaas
2021-02-21  6:59                       ` Leon Romanovsky
2021-02-23 21:07                         ` Bjorn Helgaas
2021-02-24  8:09                           ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2021-02-24 21:37                             ` Don Dutile
2021-02-24  9:53                           ` Leon Romanovsky
2021-02-24 15:07                             ` Bjorn Helgaas
2021-02-21 13:00                       ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2021-02-21 13:55                         ` Leon Romanovsky
2021-02-21 15:01                           ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2021-02-21 15:30                             ` Leon Romanovsky
2021-02-16 20:37         ` Jason Gunthorpe
2021-02-09 13:34 ` [PATCH mlx5-next v6 2/4] net/mlx5: Add dynamic MSI-X capabilities bits Leon Romanovsky
2021-02-09 13:34 ` [PATCH mlx5-next v6 3/4] net/mlx5: Dynamically assign MSI-X vectors count Leon Romanovsky
2021-02-09 13:34 ` [PATCH mlx5-next v6 4/4] net/mlx5: Allow to the users to configure number of MSI-X vectors Leon Romanovsky
2021-02-09 21:06 ` Alexander Duyck [this message]
2021-02-14  5:24   ` [PATCH mlx5-next v6 0/4] Dynamically assign MSI-X vectors count Leon Romanovsky

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