For binding to vfio-pci (or uio_pci_generic), the first line is sufficient.
This same function is also used though for `setup.sh reset` to bind the devices back to
their respective kernel mode drivers. For that case, the bind is required (but not the
So both steps are there since the linux_bind_driver() function is used for both cases. It
could probably be optimized to check the $driver_name and only do the necessary sysfs
Are these extra writes to /bind a problem in your use case, or was your question more out
On 8/16/21, 3:36 PM, "chandanga(a)google.com" <chandanga(a)google.com>
I needed a clarification regarding the VFIO setup script for SPDK
In the linux_bind_driver() method, we have the following lines:
echo "$ven_dev_id" >
"/sys/bus/pci/drivers/$driver_name/new_id" 2> /dev/null || true
echo "$bdf" > "/sys/bus/pci/drivers/$driver_name/bind" 2>
/dev/null || true
I'm wondering if both steps are necessary? It looks like if we set the vendor_id,
device_id into "/sys/bus/pci/drivers/vfio-pci/new_id", this will automatically
assign all the VFs (which are not assigned to the NVMe driver) to the VFIO driver. Hence,
the second line (echoing the $bdf to the bind file) becomes redundant. Is this correct?
Any reason why both of these steps are required? Thanks.
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