From: Jiri Pirko <email@example.com> To: Or Gerlitz <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, Narendra_K@dell.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Subject: Re: [patch net-next v3 1/3] net: add ndo to get id of physical port of the device Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2013 20:01:41 +0200 [thread overview] Message-ID: <20130722180141.GA1498@minipsycho.orion> (raw) In-Reply-To: <CAJZOPZ+tbr8qvCJ7wDbXUhOEh4Q6j-_J1CFzFkb8nm4e3AwSrA@mail.gmail.com> Mon, Jul 22, 2013 at 05:59:37PM CEST, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: >On Mon, Jul 22, 2013 at 4:05 PM, Jiri Pirko <email@example.com> wrote: >> This patch adds a ndo for getting physical port of the device. Driver >> which is aware of being virtual function of some physical port should >> implement this ndo. This is applicable not only for IOV, but for other >> solutions (NPAR, multichannel) as well. Basically if there is possible >> to have multiple netdevs on the single hw port. > >BTW - one thing which can be helpful for the discussion, is to have >this new ndo actually implemented for a certain driver. Also typically >we prefer to avoid adding new features at the networking core layer >without any concrete user. Making some driver to implement a new >feature is always a good way to see it flies well. I have almost done implementation for igb/igbvf (consulting with Intel guys) and I'm working on bnx2x NPAR as well (consulting with Broadcom). I will post these patches soon. After that, I plan to work on more drivers. > >Or. > >> >> Signed-off-by: Jiri Pirko <firstname.lastname@example.org> >> Acked-by: Ben Hutchings <email@example.com>
next prev parent reply other threads:[~2013-07-22 18:01 UTC|newest] Thread overview: 11+ messages / expand[flat|nested] mbox.gz Atom feed top 2013-07-22 13:05 [patch net-next v3 0/3] export device physical port id to userspace Jiri Pirko 2013-07-22 13:05 ` [patch net-next v3 1/3] net: add ndo to get id of physical port of the device Jiri Pirko 2013-07-22 13:44 ` Narendra_K 2013-07-22 15:59 ` Or Gerlitz 2013-07-22 18:01 ` Jiri Pirko [this message] 2013-07-22 18:37 ` Or Gerlitz 2013-07-22 13:05 ` [patch net-next v3 2/3] rtnl: export physical port id via RT netlink Jiri Pirko 2013-07-22 13:05 ` [patch net-next v3 3/3] net: export physical port id via sysfs Jiri Pirko 2013-07-24 23:01 ` David Miller 2013-07-24 23:00 ` [patch net-next v3 0/3] export device physical port id to userspace David Miller 2013-07-25 7:41 ` Jiri Pirko
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