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SubjectRe: [PATCH 16/16] thunderbolt: Add support for networking over Thunderbolt cable
On Tue, Sep 19, 2017 at 01:21:44AM +0200, Andrew Lunn wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 18, 2017 at 06:30:49PM +0300, Mika Westerberg wrote:
> > From: Amir Levy <amir.jer.levy@intel.com>
> >
> > ThunderboltIP is a protocol created by Apple to tunnel IP/ethernet
> > traffic over a Thunderbolt cable. The protocol consists of configuration
> > phase where each side sends ThunderboltIP login packets (the protocol is
> > determined by UUID in the XDomain packet header) over the configuration
> > channel. Once both sides get positive acknowledgment to their login
> > packet, they configure high-speed DMA path accordingly. This DMA path is
> > then used to transmit and receive networking traffic.
> >
> > This patch creates a virtual ethernet interface the host software can
> > use in the same way as any other networking interface. Once the
> > interface is brought up successfully network packets get tunneled over
> > the Thunderbolt cable to the remote host and back.
> >
> > The connection is terminated by sending a ThunderboltIP logout packet
> > over the configuration channel. We do this when the network interface is
> > brought down by user or the driver is unloaded.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Amir Levy <amir.jer.levy@intel.com>
> > Signed-off-by: Michael Jamet <michael.jamet@intel.com>
> > Signed-off-by: Mika Westerberg <mika.westerberg@linux.intel.com>
> > Reviewed-by: Yehezkel Bernat <yehezkel.bernat@intel.com>
> > ---
> > Documentation/admin-guide/thunderbolt.rst | 24 +
> > drivers/thunderbolt/Kconfig | 12 +
> > drivers/thunderbolt/Makefile | 3 +
> > drivers/thunderbolt/net.c | 1392 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> > 4 files changed, 1431 insertions(+)
> > create mode 100644 drivers/thunderbolt/net.c
>
> Hi Mika
>
> Could this be renamed to driver/net/thunderbolt.c?

I pondered between drivers/thunderbolt/net.c and
drivers/net/thunderbolt.c and then decided to go with the former because
it follows drivers/firewire/net.c and kind of makes it easier for user
to enabled.

But no problem moving it into drivers/net if that's what networking
people prefer.

> At minimum, it needs a MAINTAINER entry pointing to netdev, so patches
> get reviewed by netdev people. However, since the driver seems to be a
> lot more netdev than thunderbolt, placing it in driver/net could be
> better.

OK.

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