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SubjectRe: [pci PATCH v5 3/4] ena: Migrate over to unmanaged SR-IOV support
On Tue, Mar 13, 2018 at 08:45:19AM +0000, David Woodhouse wrote:
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>
> On Tue, 2018-03-13 at 09:16 +0100, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> > On Tue, Mar 13, 2018 at 08:12:52AM +0000, David Woodhouse wrote:
> > >
> > > I'd also *really* like to see a way to enable this for PFs which don't
> > > have (and don't need) a driver. We seem to have lost that along the
> > > way.
> > We've been forth and back on that.  I agree that not having any driver
> > just seems dangerous.  If your PF really does nothing we should just
> > have a trivial pf_stub driver that does nothing but wiring up
> > pci_sriov_configure_simple.  We can then add PCI IDs to it either
> > statically, or using the dynamic ids mechanism.
>
> Or just add it to the existing pci-stub. What's the point in having a
> new driver? 

Because binding to pci-stub means that you'd now enable the simple
SR-IOV for any device bound to PCI stub. Which often might be the wrong
thing.

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