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Subject: Re: [pci PATCH v7 0/5] Add support for unmanaged SR-IOV

On Thu, Mar 15, 2018 at 11:40 AM, Alexander Duyck
<alexander.duyck@gmail.com> wrote:
> This series is meant to add support for SR-IOV on devices when the VFs are
> not managed by the kernel. Examples of recent patches attempting to do this
> include:
> virto - https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/10241225/
> pci-stub - https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/10109935/
> vfio - https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/10103353/
> uio - https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/9974031/
> Since this is quickly blowing up into a multi-driver problem it is probably
> best to implement this solution as generically as possible.
> This series is an attempt to do that. What we do with this patch set is
> provide a generic framework to enable SR-IOV in the case that the PF driver
> doesn't support managing the VFs itself.
> I based my patch set originally on the patch by Mark Rustad but there isn't
> much left after going through and cleaning out the bits that were no longer
> needed, and after incorporating the feedback from David Miller. At this point
> the only items to be fully reused was his patch description which is now
> present in patch 3 of the set.
> This solution is limited in scope to just adding support for devices that
> provide no functionality for SR-IOV other than allocating the VFs by
> calling pci_enable_sriov. Previous sets had included patches for VFIO, but
> for now I am dropping that as the scope of that work is larger then I
> think I can take on at this time.
> v2: Reduced scope back to just virtio_pci and vfio-pci
>     Broke into 3 patch set from single patch
>     Changed autoprobe behavior to always set when num_vfs is set non-zero
> v3: Updated Documentation to clarify when sriov_unmanaged_autoprobe is used
>     Wrapped vfio_pci_sriov_configure to fix build errors w/o SR-IOV in kernel
> v4: Dropped vfio-pci patch
>     Added ena and nvme to drivers now using pci_sriov_configure_unmanaged
>     Dropped pci_disable_sriov call in virtio_pci to be consistent with ena
> v5: Dropped sriov_unmanaged_autoprobe and pci_sriov_conifgure_unmanaged
>     Added new patch that enables pci_sriov_configure_simple
>     Updated drivers to use pci_sriov_configure_simple
> v6: Defined pci_sriov_configure_simple as NULL when SR-IOV is not enabled
>     Updated drivers to drop "#ifdef" checks for IOV
>     Added pci-pf-stub as place for PF-only drivers to add support
> v7: Dropped pci_id table explanation from pci-pf-stub driver
>     Updated pci_sriov_configure_simple to drop need for err value
>     Fixed comment explaining why pci_sriov_configure_simple is NULL

Just following up since this has been sitting in patchwork for just
over a month now
I'm just wondering what the expectation is on getting these pulled
into the pci tree? I'm assuming that is the best place for these
patches. Are there any concerns I still need to address or are these
going to be pulled in at some point, and if so is there any ETA on
when that will be?


- Alex

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