Re: [PATCH v2 01/17] IB/Verbs: Implement new callback query_transport() for each HW

From: Michael Wang
Date: Mon Apr 13 2015 - 03:40:35 EST

On 04/10/2015 07:36 PM, Jason Gunthorpe wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 10, 2015 at 01:10:43PM -0400, Doug Ledford wrote:
>> documented. I get why you link the address variant, because it pops out
>> all the things that are special about IBoE addressing and calls out that
>> the issues need to be handled. However, saying requires_iboe_addr(),
>> while foreshadowing the work that needs done, doesn't actually document
>> the work that needs done. Whether we call is dev_is_iboe() or
>> requires_iboe_addr(), it would be good if the documentation spelled out
>> those specific requirements for reference sake.
> My deep hope for this, was that the test 'requires_iboe_addr' or
> whatever we call it would have a *really good* kdoc.
> List all the ways iboe_addr's work, how they differ from IB addresses,
> refer to the specs people should read to understand it, etc.
> The patches don't do this, and maybe Michael is the wrong person to
> fill that in, but we can get it done..

That's exactly what I'm thinking ;-)

At first I'm just trying to save us some code but now it's becoming
a topic far above that purpose, I'd like to help commit whatever we already
settled and pass the internal reforming works to experts like you guys
, implement the bitmask stuff ;-)

And I can still help on review and may be testing with mlx4 if later I
got the access.

> Jason
> BTW: Michael, next time you post the series, please trim the CC
> list...

Thanks for the remind, I'll do trim in v3 :-)

Michael Wang

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