[dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 7/7]app/testpmd: add commands and config functions for i40e flow director support

Wu, Jingjing jingjing.wu at intel.com
Thu Aug 28 05:51:29 CEST 2014


Hi, Thomas

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Thomas Monjalon [mailto:thomas.monjalon at 6wind.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 10:36 PM
> To: Wu, Jingjing
> Cc: dev at dpdk.org
> Subject: Re: [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 7/7]app/testpmd: add commands and config functions for
> i40e flow director support
> 
> Hi Jingjing,
> 
> 2014-08-27 10:13, Jingjing Wu:
> > add structure definition to construct programming packet.
> 
> What is a "programming packet"?
For Fortville, we need to set a flow director filter by sending a packet which contains the input set values through the queue belonging to flow director.
> 
> > +#ifdef RTE_LIBRTE_I40E_PMD
> > +			"i40e_flow_director_filter (port_id) (add|del)"
> > +			" flow (ip4|ip6) src (src_ip_address) dst (dst_ip_address)"
> > +			" flexwords (flexwords_value) (drop|fwd)"
> > +			" queue (queue_id) fd_id (fd_id_value)\n"
> > +			"    Add/Del a IP type flow director filter for i40e NIC.\n\n"
> > +
> > +			"i40e_flow_director_filter (port_id) (add|del)"
> > +			" flow (udp4|tcp4|udp6|tcp6)"
> > +			" src (src_ip_address) (src_port)"
> > +			" dst (dst_ip_address) (dst_port)"
> > +			" flexwords (flexwords_value) (drop|fwd)"
> > +			" queue (queue_id) fd_id (fd_id_value)\n"
> > +			"    Add/Del a UDP/TCP type flow director filter for i40e NIC.\n\n"
> > +
> > +			"i40e_flush_flow_diretor (port_id)\n"
> > +			"    Flush all flow director entries of a device on i40e NIC.\n\n"
> > +#endif /* RTE_LIBRTE_I40E_PMD */
> 
> I'd really like to stop seeing this kind of thing.
> We cannot add some ifdef for each PMD in generic code.
> 
> I stopped reading after that.
> 
> Sorry, I don't want to be rude but my feeling is that adding such feature
> with global picture in mind is not easy. I know you want to offer all i40e
> capabilities but you should think at future evolutions and how other drivers
> will be integrated with yours.
> 

Sorry to make you feel uncomfortable for such code. Just as you say, I want to offer more i40e capabilities. I will rework code in testpmd. 

> Thanks
> --
> Thomas


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