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From: Or Gerlitz <or.gerlitz@gmail.com>
To: Jiri Pirko <jiri@resnulli.us>
Cc: netdev@vger.kernel.org, davem@davemloft.net,
	stephen@networkplumber.org, Narendra_K@dell.com,
	bhutchings@solarflare.com, john.r.fastabend@intel.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 18:59:37 +0300	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAJZOPZ+tbr8qvCJ7wDbXUhOEh4Q6j-_J1CFzFkb8nm4e3AwSrA@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <1374498317-6442-2-git-send-email-jiri@resnulli.us>

On Mon, Jul 22, 2013 at 4:05 PM, Jiri Pirko <jiri@resnulli.us> 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.

Or.

>
> Signed-off-by: Jiri Pirko <jiri@resnulli.us>
> Acked-by: Ben Hutchings <bhutchings@solarflare.com>

  parent reply	other threads:[~2013-07-22 15:59 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 [this message]
2013-07-22 18:01     ` Jiri Pirko
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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