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SubjectRE: [PATCH net-next, 2/6] PCI: hv: Add a Hyper-V PCI mini driver for software backchannel interface
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Vitaly Kuznetsov <vkuznets@redhat.com>
> Sent: Friday, August 16, 2019 8:28 AM
> To: Haiyang Zhang <haiyangz@microsoft.com>; sashal@kernel.org;
> davem@davemloft.net; saeedm@mellanox.com; leon@kernel.org;
> eranbe@mellanox.com; lorenzo.pieralisi@arm.com; bhelgaas@google.com;
> linux-pci@vger.kernel.org; linux-hyperv@vger.kernel.org;
> netdev@vger.kernel.org
> Cc: Haiyang Zhang <haiyangz@microsoft.com>; KY Srinivasan
> <kys@microsoft.com>; Stephen Hemminger <sthemmin@microsoft.com>;
> linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
> Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next, 2/6] PCI: hv: Add a Hyper-V PCI mini driver for
> software backchannel interface
>
> Haiyang Zhang <haiyangz@microsoft.com> writes:
>
> > This mini driver is a helper driver allows other drivers to have a
> > common interface with the Hyper-V PCI frontend driver.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Haiyang Zhang <haiyangz@microsoft.com>
> > Signed-off-by: Saeed Mahameed <saeedm@mellanox.com>
> > ---
> > MAINTAINERS | 1 +
> > drivers/pci/Kconfig | 1 +
> > drivers/pci/controller/Kconfig | 7 ++++
> > drivers/pci/controller/Makefile | 1 +
> > drivers/pci/controller/pci-hyperv-mini.c | 70
> ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> > drivers/pci/controller/pci-hyperv.c | 12 ++++--
> > include/linux/hyperv.h | 30 ++++++++++----
> > 7 files changed, 111 insertions(+), 11 deletions(-) create mode
> > 100644 drivers/pci/controller/pci-hyperv-mini.c
> >
> > diff --git a/MAINTAINERS b/MAINTAINERS index e352550..c4962b9 100644
> > --- a/MAINTAINERS
> > +++ b/MAINTAINERS
> > @@ -7453,6 +7453,7 @@ F: drivers/hid/hid-hyperv.c
> > F: drivers/hv/
> > F: drivers/input/serio/hyperv-keyboard.c
> > F: drivers/pci/controller/pci-hyperv.c
> > +F: drivers/pci/controller/pci-hyperv-mini.c
> > F: drivers/net/hyperv/
> > F: drivers/scsi/storvsc_drv.c
> > F: drivers/uio/uio_hv_generic.c
> > diff --git a/drivers/pci/Kconfig b/drivers/pci/Kconfig index
> > 2ab9240..bb852f5 100644
> > --- a/drivers/pci/Kconfig
> > +++ b/drivers/pci/Kconfig
> > @@ -182,6 +182,7 @@ config PCI_LABEL
> > config PCI_HYPERV
> > tristate "Hyper-V PCI Frontend"
> > depends on X86 && HYPERV && PCI_MSI && PCI_MSI_IRQ_DOMAIN
> &&
> > X86_64
> > + select PCI_HYPERV_MINI
> > help
> > The PCI device frontend driver allows the kernel to import arbitrary
> > PCI devices from a PCI backend to support PCI driver domains.
> > diff --git a/drivers/pci/controller/Kconfig
> > b/drivers/pci/controller/Kconfig index fe9f9f1..8e31cba 100644
> > --- a/drivers/pci/controller/Kconfig
> > +++ b/drivers/pci/controller/Kconfig
> > @@ -281,5 +281,12 @@ config VMD
> > To compile this driver as a module, choose M here: the
> > module will be called vmd.
> >
> > +config PCI_HYPERV_MINI
> > + tristate "Hyper-V PCI Mini"
> > + depends on X86 && HYPERV && PCI_MSI && PCI_MSI_IRQ_DOMAIN
> && X86_64
> > + help
> > + The Hyper-V PCI Mini is a helper driver allows other drivers to
> > + have a common interface with the Hyper-V PCI frontend driver.
> > +
>
> Out of pure curiosity, why not just export this interface from PCI_HYPERV
> directly? Why do we need this stub?

The pci_hyperv can only be loaded on VMs on Hyper-V and Azure. Other
drivers like MLX5e will have symbolic dependency of pci_hyperv if they
use functions exported by pci_hyperv. This dependency will cause other
drivers fail to load on other platforms, like VMs on KVM. So we created
this mini driver, which can be loaded on any platforms to provide the
symbolic dependency.

Thanks,
- Haiyang

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