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authorJacob Keller <jacob.e.keller@intel.com>2020-01-09 14:46:25 -0800
committerDavid S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>2020-01-10 17:07:00 -0800
commit9cd3e2c64f889a48b0d14bda22e867722b55497e (patch)
tree6492de47b1fc5e5d1a508eb0ef539b2e51444d45 /Documentation/networking
parentdevlink: introduce devlink-dpipe.rst documentation file (diff)
devlink: document region snapshot triggering from userspace
Now that devlink regions can be triggered via DEVLINK_CMD_REGION_TRIGGER, document this in the devlink-region.rst file. Signed-off-by: Jacob Keller <jacob.e.keller@intel.com> Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
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diff --git a/Documentation/networking/devlink/devlink-region.rst b/Documentation/networking/devlink/devlink-region.rst
index efa11b9a20da..1a7683e7acb2 100644
--- a/Documentation/networking/devlink/devlink-region.rst
+++ b/Documentation/networking/devlink/devlink-region.rst
@@ -12,10 +12,13 @@ region can then be accessed via the devlink region interface.
Region snapshots are collected by the driver, and can be accessed via read
or dump commands. This allows future analysis on the created snapshots.
+Regions may optionally support triggering snapshots on demand.
The major benefit to creating a region is to provide access to internal
-address regions that are otherwise inaccessible to the user. They can be
-used to provide an additional way to debug complex error states.
+address regions that are otherwise inaccessible to the user.
+Regions may also be used to provide an additional way to debug complex error
+states, but see also :doc:`devlink-health`
example usage
@@ -37,6 +40,9 @@ example usage
# Delete a snapshot using:
$ devlink region del pci/0000:00:05.0/cr-space snapshot 1
+ # Trigger (request) a snapshot be taken:
+ $ devlink region trigger pci/0000:00:05.0/cr-space
# Dump a snapshot:
$ devlink region dump pci/0000:00:05.0/fw-health snapshot 1
0000000000000000 0014 95dc 0014 9514 0035 1670 0034 db30