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SubjectRe: [PATCH 3/5] vDPA: introduce vDPA bus
On Mon, Jan 20, 2020 at 07:17:26AM -0500, Michael S. Tsirkin wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 17, 2020 at 01:54:42PM +0000, Jason Gunthorpe wrote:
> > > 1) "virtio" vs "vhost", I implemented matching method for this in mdev
> > > series, but it looks unnecessary for vDPA device driver to know about this.
> > > Anyway we can use sysfs driver bind/unbind to switch drivers
> > > 2) virtio device id and vendor id. I'm not sure we need this consider the
> > > two drivers so far (virtio/vhost) are all bus drivers.
> >
> > As we seem to be contemplating some dynamic creation of vdpa devices I
> > think upon creation time it should be specified what mode they should
> > run it and then all driver binding and autoloading should happen
> > automatically. Telling the user to bind/unbind is a very poor
> > experience.
> Maybe but OTOH it's an existing interface. I think we can reasonably
> start with bind/unbind and then add ability to specify
> the mode later. bind/unbind come from core so they will be
> maintained anyway.

Existing where? For vfio? vfio is the only thing I am aware doing
that, and this is not vfio..


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