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From: Christoph Hellwig <hch@infradead.org>
To: Jeff Kirsher <jeffrey.t.kirsher@intel.com>
Cc: Jason Gunthorpe <jgg@mellanox.com>,
	davem@davemloft.net, dledford@redhat.com,
	Sindhu Devale <sindhu.devale@intel.com>,
	netdev@vger.kernel.org, linux-rdma@vger.kernel.org,
	nhorman@redhat.com, sassmann@redhat.com, jogreene@redhat.com,
	Shiraz Saleem <shiraz.saleem@intel.com>
Subject: Re: [net-next] i40iw/i40e: Remove link dependency on i40e
Date: Tue, 22 May 2018 23:19:22 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20180523061922.GA4753@infradead.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <079ceee3bc8cd0ea50dd7ddc12b27512ca5ac49e.camel@intel.com>

On Tue, May 22, 2018 at 02:04:06PM -0700, Jeff Kirsher wrote:
> > Why would you want to do this? The rdma driver is non-functional
> > without the ethernet driver, so why on earth would we want to defeat
> > the module dependency mechanism?
> 
> This change is driven by the OSV's like Red Hat, where customer's were
> updating the i40e driver, which in turn broke i40iw.

Doctor it hurts when I do this..

There is no reason to make a mess of our drivers because people are
doing things they should haver never done and that aren't supported
in Linux.

If Intel didn;t offer any out of tree drivers I'm pretty sure no
customer would even attempt this.  So fix this where the problem is.

  parent reply	other threads:[~2018-05-23  6:19 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 11+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-05-22 20:38 Jeff Kirsher
2018-05-22 20:56 ` Jason Gunthorpe
2018-05-22 21:04   ` Jeff Kirsher
2018-05-22 21:33     ` Jason Gunthorpe
2018-05-22 21:50       ` Jeff Kirsher
2018-05-22 21:54         ` Jason Gunthorpe
2018-05-23  6:20         ` Christoph Hellwig
2018-05-23  6:19     ` Christoph Hellwig [this message]
2018-05-23 15:03       ` Alexander Duyck
2018-05-23 15:18         ` Jason Gunthorpe
2018-05-23 19:00 ` David Miller

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