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From: Leon Romanovsky <>
To: Gal Pressman <>
Cc: Jason Gunthorpe <>,
	Doug Ledford <>,,
	Alexander Matushevsky <>,
	Firas JahJah <>,
	Yossi Leybovich <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH for-next] RDMA/efa: Move provider specific attributes to ucontext allocation response
Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2020 12:38:35 +0300	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20200616093835.GB2383158@unreal> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Tue, Jun 16, 2020 at 11:53:11AM +0300, Gal Pressman wrote:
> On 16/06/2020 9:30, Leon Romanovsky wrote:
> > On Mon, Jun 15, 2020 at 10:59:20AM +0300, Gal Pressman wrote:
> >> Provider specific attributes which are necessary for the userspace
> >> functionality should be part of the alloc ucontext response, not query
> >> device. This way a userspace provider could work without issuing a query
> >> device verb call. However, the fields will remain in the query device
> >> ABI in order to maintain backwards compatibility.
> >
> > I don't really understand why "should be ..."? Device properties exposed
> > here are per-device and will be equal to all ucontexts, so instead of
> > doing one very fast system call, you are "punishing" every ucontext
> > call.
> I talked about it with Jason in the past, the query device verb is intended to
> follow the IBA verb, alloc ucontext should return driver specific data that's
> required to operate the user space provider.
> A query device call should not be mandatory to load the provider.

Why? query_device is declared as mandatory verb for any provider, so
anyway all in-the-tree RDMA drivers will have such verb.

> Whether it's done through query device/ucontext response, both happen for each
> new context call. With this patch, we gather all needed data in one system call
> instead of two.

Is it important in control path to have one call?

> > What is wrong with calling one query_device before allocating any
> > ucontext? What are you trying to achieve and what will it give?
> How can you call query device without allocating a context?

Forget about my comment above, it was my over-thinking.

I had in mind some scheme that first ucontext will cache the all device
related data and share it with other ucontexts.


  reply	other threads:[~2020-06-16 10:45 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 10+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-06-15  7:59 Gal Pressman
2020-06-16  6:30 ` Leon Romanovsky
2020-06-16  8:53   ` Gal Pressman
2020-06-16  9:38     ` Leon Romanovsky [this message]
2020-06-16 17:44       ` Gal Pressman
2020-06-17  4:55         ` Leon Romanovsky
2020-06-17 15:36         ` Jason Gunthorpe
2020-06-17 17:49           ` Gal Pressman
2020-06-18 11:30             ` Gal Pressman
2020-06-25 10:53 ` Gal Pressman

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