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SubjectRe: [PATCH v5 01/27] IB/Verbs: Implement new callback query_transport()
On Wed, Apr 22, 2015 at 03:21:43PM +0000, Devesh Sharma wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: linux-rdma-owner@vger.kernel.org [mailto:linux-rdma-
> > owner@vger.kernel.org] On Behalf Of Doug Ledford
> > Sent: Wednesday, April 22, 2015 8:33 PM
> > To: Michael Wang
> > Cc: Roland Dreier; Sean Hefty; linux-rdma@vger.kernel.org; linux-
> > kernel@vger.kernel.org; hal@dev.mellanox.co.il; Tom Tucker; Steve Wise;
> > Hoang-Nam Nguyen; Christoph Raisch; Mike Marciniszyn; Eli Cohen; Faisal
> > Latif; Jack Morgenstein; Or Gerlitz; Haggai Eran; Ira Weiny; Tom Talpey; Jason
> > Gunthorpe
> > Subject: Re: [PATCH v5 01/27] IB/Verbs: Implement new callback
> > query_transport()
> >
> > On Mon, 2015-04-20 at 10:32 +0200, Michael Wang wrote:
> > > Add new callback query_transport() and implement for each HW.
> >
> > The more I think about it, the more I think we need to eliminate this patch
> > entirely.
> >
> > The problem here is that, if we follow my suggestion, then we are going to
> > eliminate the query as an API function and replace the information it gives us
> > with a static port attribute bitmap. If we do this patch, then reform this patch
> > to my idea later, we introduce a very short lived API/ABI change in the kernel
> > module interface that serves absolutely no purpose. Instead, let's do the
> > bitmap creation first, update the drivers to properly set the bitmap, then do all
> > of the remaining reforms you have here using that bitmap and completely skip
> > the
> > query_transport() API item that will no longer serve a purpose.
>
> Any vendor device that registers with IB stack already has capability flags, are you referring to the same as bit maps?
> Is it possible to use same as bitmaps you are referring to? I am trying to understand you complete idea.

The idea was to use additional bit maps.

https://www.mail-archive.com/linux-rdma@vger.kernel.org/msg23765.html

Ira



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