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From: Leon Romanovsky <leon@kernel.org>
To: Hans Westgaard Ry <hans.westgaard.ry@oracle.com>
Cc: Doug Ledford <dledford@redhat.com>,
	Jason Gunthorpe <jgg@ziepe.ca>,
	Hakon Bugge <haakon.bugge@oracle.com>,
	Jack Morgenstein <jackm@dev.mellanox.co.il>,
	Daniel Jurgens <danielj@mellanox.com>,
	Parav Pandit <parav@mellanox.com>,
	Pravin Shedge <pravin.shedge4linux@gmail.com>,
	linux-rdma@vger.kernel.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] IB/mad: Use ID allocator routines to allocate agent number
Date: Tue, 29 May 2018 11:54:59 +0300	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20180529085459.GF3697@mtr-leonro.mtl.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20180529073808.27735-1-hans.westgaard.ry@oracle.com>

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On Tue, May 29, 2018 at 09:38:08AM +0200, Hans Westgaard Ry wrote:
> The agent TID is a 64 bit value split in two dwords.  The least
> significant dword is the TID running counter. The most significant
> dword is the agent number. In the CX-3 shared port model, the mlx4
> driver uses the most significant byte of the agent number to store the
> slave number, making agent numbers greater and equal to 2^24 (3 bytes)
> unusable.  The current codebase uses a variable which is incremented
> atomically for each new agent number giving too large agent numbers
> over time.  The IDA set of functions are used instead of the simple
> counter approach. This allows re-use of agent numbers. A sysctl
> variable is also introduced, to control the max agent number.

Why don't you simply limit this number per-driver? By default, any
variable is allowed and mlx4_ib will set something else.

What is the advantage of having sysctl?

Thanks

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  reply	other threads:[~2018-05-29  8:55 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 24+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-05-29  7:38 Hans Westgaard Ry
2018-05-29  8:54 ` Leon Romanovsky [this message]
2018-05-29  9:54   ` Leon Romanovsky
2018-05-30  8:18     ` jackm
2018-05-29 15:49 ` Jason Gunthorpe
2018-05-29 16:16   ` Håkon Bugge
2018-05-29 16:40     ` Jason Gunthorpe
2018-05-30  7:32       ` Håkon Bugge
2018-05-30 15:15         ` Jason Gunthorpe
2018-05-30  8:02       ` jackm
2018-05-30 12:22         ` Hans Westgaard Ry
2018-05-30 15:10           ` Jason Gunthorpe
2018-05-30 20:07             ` Håkon Bugge
2018-05-30 22:09               ` Jason Gunthorpe
2018-05-31 19:54                 ` Håkon Bugge
2018-06-07 10:52 ` [PATCH v2 0/2] IB:mad " Hans Westgaard Ry
2018-06-07 10:52   ` [PATCH v2 1/2] idr: Add ida_simple_get_cyclic Hans Westgaard Ry
2018-06-07 10:52   ` [PATCH v2 2/2] IB/mad: Use ID allocator routines to allocate agent number Hans Westgaard Ry
2018-06-07 11:14 ` [PATCH v3 0/2] IB:mad " Hans Westgaard Ry
2018-06-07 11:14   ` [PATCH v3 1/2] idr: Add ida_simple_get_cyclic Hans Westgaard Ry
2018-06-07 18:50     ` Jason Gunthorpe
2018-06-07 11:14   ` [PATCH v3 2/2] IB/mad: Use ID allocator routines to allocate agent number Hans Westgaard Ry
2018-06-07 15:37     ` Matthew Wilcox
2018-06-07 17:59       ` Håkon Bugge

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