[Intel-wired-lan] [PATCH net] ice: Correctly deal with PFs that do not support RDMA

Ertman, David M david.m.ertman at intel.com
Thu Sep 9 22:02:13 UTC 2021

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jakub Kicinski <kuba at kernel.org>
> Sent: Thursday, September 9, 2021 2:49 PM
> To: Ertman, David M <david.m.ertman at intel.com>
> Cc: davem at davemloft.net; yongxin.liu at windriver.com; Saleem, Shiraz
> <shiraz.saleem at intel.com>; Nguyen, Anthony L
> <anthony.l.nguyen at intel.com>; netdev at vger.kernel.org; linux-
> kernel at vger.kernel.org; Brandeburg, Jesse <jesse.brandeburg at intel.com>;
> intel-wired-lan at lists.osuosl.org
> Subject: Re: [PATCH net] ice: Correctly deal with PFs that do not support
> On Thu,  9 Sep 2021 01:56:12 -0700 Dave Ertman wrote:
> > There are two cases where the current PF does not support RDMA
> > functionality.  The first is if the NVM loaded on the device is set
> > to not support RDMA (common_caps.rdma is false).  The second is if
> > the kernel bonding driver has included the current PF in an active
> > link aggregate.
> >
> > When the driver has determined that this PF does not support RDMA, then
> > auxiliary devices should not be created on the auxiliary bus.  Without
> > a device on the auxiliary bus, even if the irdma driver is present, there
> > will be no RDMA activity attempted on this PF.
> >
> > Currently, in the reset flow, an attempt to create auxiliary devices is
> > performed without regard to the ability of the PF.  There needs to be a
> > check in ice_aux_plug_dev (as the central point that creates auxiliary
> > devices) to see if the PF is in a state to support the functionality.
> >
> > When disabling and re-enabling RDMA due to the inclusion/removal of the
> PF
> > in a link aggregate, we also need to set/clear the bit which controls
> > auxiliary device creation so that a reset recovery in a link aggregate
> > situation doesn't try to create auxiliary devices when it shouldn't.
> >
> > Fixes: f9f5301e7e2d ("ice: Register auxiliary device to provide RDMA")
> > Reported-by: Yongxin Liu <yongxin.liu at windriver.com>
> > Signed-off-by: Dave Ertman <david.m.ertman at intel.com>
> > Signed-off-by: Tony Nguyen <anthony.l.nguyen at intel.com>
> Why CC lkml but not CC RDMA or Leon?

Oversight on my part - thought I had cut-n-pasted all of the address 
in my git send-email command.  Will send again and correct issue

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