Re: [PATCH V4 0/5] mlx5 ConnectX control misc driver

From: Jiri Pirko
Date: Thu Feb 15 2024 - 07:09:00 EST

Thu, Feb 15, 2024 at 08:00:40AM CET, hch@xxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
>On Wed, Feb 14, 2024 at 07:48:32AM -0800, Jakub Kicinski wrote:


>> > I think all maintainers can and should voice the
>> > opinions, be those technical or political, but trying to block a useful
>> > feature without lots of precedence because it is vaguely related to the
>> > subsystem is not helpful.
>> Not sure what you mean by "without lots of precedence" but you can ask
>Should have been with. Just about every subsystem with complex devices
>has this kind of direct interface for observability and co in at least
>some drivers.

What about configuration? How do you ensure the direct FW/HW access
is used only for observability/debug purposes. I mean, if you can't,
I think it is incorrect to name it that way, isn't it?