[Intel-wired-lan] [PATCH net-next 2/2] ice: add support for reading SyncE DPLL state

Ido Schimmel idosch at idosch.org
Tue Sep 21 13:25:54 UTC 2021

On Fri, Sep 03, 2021 at 05:14:36PM +0200, Maciej Machnikowski wrote:
> Implement SyncE DPLL monitoring for E810-T devices.
> Poll loop will periodically check the state of the DPLL and cache it
> in the pf structure. State changes will be logged in the system log.
> Cached state can be read using the RTM_GETEECSTATE rtnetlink
> message.

This seems sub-optimal. My understanding is that this information is of
importance to the user space process that takes care of the ESMC
protocol. It would probably want to receive a notification when the
state of the DPLL/EEC changes as opposed to polling the kernel or poking
into its log.

So I think that whatever netlink-based interface we agree on to
represent the EEC (devlink or something else), should have the ability
to send a notification when the state changes.

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