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From: Maxime Coquelin <maxime.coquelin@redhat.com>
To: Thomas Monjalon <thomas@monjalon.net>
Cc: dev@dpdk.org, grive@u256.net, david.marchand@redhat.com,
	wenzhuo.lu@intel.com, beilei.xing@intel.com,
	bernard.iremonger@intel.com
Subject: Re: [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 (v20.11) 2/2] eal: improve device probing API
Date: Thu, 6 Aug 2020 12:29:44 +0200
Message-ID: <f0c585c7-bbee-fd01-ab58-54cfa0944d40@redhat.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <2896958.gFCnIyvRxY@thomas>



On 8/6/20 1:33 AM, Thomas Monjalon wrote:
> 25/06/2020 10:04, Maxime Coquelin:
>> This patch makes rte_dev_probe() to return the
>> rte_device pointer on success and NULL on error
>> instead of returning 0 on success and negative
>> value on error.
>>
>> The goal is to avoid that the calling application
>> iterates the devices list afterwards to retrieve
>> the pointer. Retrieving the pointer is required
>> for calling rte_dev_remove() later.
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Maxime Coquelin <maxime.coquelin@redhat.com>
>> ---
>> --- a/lib/librte_eal/include/rte_dev.h
>> +++ b/lib/librte_eal/include/rte_dev.h
>> @@ -148,9 +148,9 @@ int rte_eal_hotplug_add(const char *busname, const char *devname,
>>   * @param devargs
>>   *   Device arguments including bus, class and driver properties.
>>   * @return
>> - *   0 on success, negative on error.
>> + *   Generic device pointer on success, NULL on error.
>>   */
>> -int rte_dev_probe(const char *devargs);
>> +struct rte_device *rte_dev_probe(const char *devargs);
> 
> Sorry for not catching it earlier, I think this change is against
> the idea of having a generic devargs syntax.
> One string could identify multiple devices.

That sounds fragile to me. What if one of the multiple devices fails to
probe? Do the other ones are going to be removed?

> And a successful probe does not mean there is a new rte_device
> (can be an update, allowing more ports on the same device).

This should be done by a separate API in my opinion, ports may be seen
as a sub-function of the device.

But anyway, I am fine with dropping it. It is not blocking vDPA probing,
just making it more cumbersome.

Regards,
Maxime




  reply	other threads:[~2020-08-06 10:29 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 13+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-06-25  8:04 [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 0/2] rte_dev_probe() API change Maxime Coquelin
2020-06-25  8:04 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 1/2] doc: announce " Maxime Coquelin
2020-07-31  7:20   ` Maxime Coquelin
2020-07-31  9:26   ` Bruce Richardson
2020-07-31  9:44     ` Gaëtan Rivet
2020-07-31  9:47       ` Maxime Coquelin
2020-08-04  8:12   ` David Marchand
2020-08-04  8:53     ` Jerin Jacob
2020-06-25  8:04 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 (v20.11) 2/2] eal: improve device probing API Maxime Coquelin
2020-06-29  9:57   ` Gaëtan Rivet
2020-08-05 23:33   ` Thomas Monjalon
2020-08-06 10:29     ` Maxime Coquelin [this message]
2020-08-06 11:43       ` Thomas Monjalon

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