Re: [PATCH v3 07/28] IB/Verbs: Reform IB-ulp ipoib

From: Jason Gunthorpe
Date: Tue Apr 14 2015 - 14:21:56 EST

On Tue, Apr 14, 2015 at 06:02:47PM +0000, Hefty, Sean wrote:
> > Yes, that is the only reasonable thing that could happen.
> >
> > init failure should only be possible under exceptional cases (OOM).
> >
> > The only system response is to call ib_umad_add_one again - so of
> > course the first call had to completely clean up everything it did.
> A reasonable follow up change would be to replace the add device
> callbacks with add port callbacks.

Yes, combined with a port argument to ib_set_client_data /
ib_get_client_data it would be a nice simplifying clean up.

It would be nice to have sane error handling too :( In an ideal world
the add call back should return an error and the thing that triggered
it should unwind back to module load failure.

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