Commit b4ff3a36 authored by Matan Barak's avatar Matan Barak Committed by David S. Miller

net/mlx5: Use offset based reserved field names in the IFC header file

mlx5_ifc.h is a header file representing the API and ABI between
the driver to the firmware and hardware. This file is used from
both the mlx5_ib and mlx5_core drivers.

Previously, this file used incrementing counter to indicate
reserved fields, for example:

struct mlx5_ifc_odp_per_transport_service_cap_bits {
        u8         send[0x1];
        u8         receive[0x1];
        u8         write[0x1];
        u8         read[0x1];
        u8         reserved_0[0x1];
        u8         srq_receive[0x1];
        u8         reserved_1[0x1a];
};

If one developer implements through net-next feature A that uses
reserved_0, they replace it with featureA and renames reserved_1 to
reserved_0. In the same kernel cycle, a 2nd developer could implement
feature B through the rdma tree, that uses reserved_1 and split it to
featureB and a smaller reserved_1 field. This will cause a conflict
when the two trees are merged.

The source of this conflict is that the 1st developer changed *all*
reserved fields.

As Linus suggested, we change the layout of structs to:

struct mlx5_ifc_odp_per_transport_service_cap_bits {
	u8         send[0x1];
	u8         receive[0x1];
	u8         write[0x1];
	u8         read[0x1];
	u8         reserved_at_4[0x1];
	u8         srq_receive[0x1];
	u8         reserved_at_6[0x1a];
};

This makes the conflicts much more rare and preserves the locality of
changes.
Signed-off-by: default avatarMatan Barak <matanb@mellanox.com>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAlaa Hleihel <alaa@mellanox.com>
Reported-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: default avatarSaeed Mahameed <saeedm@mellanox.com>
Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
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