[dpdk-dev] [RFC PATCH v2 0/5] add API's for VF management

Bernard Iremonger bernard.iremonger at intel.com
Fri Aug 26 11:10:15 CEST 2016

This RFC patchset contains new DPDK API's requested by AT&T for use
with the Virtual Function Daemon (VFD).

The need to configure and manage VF's on a NIC has grown to the
point where AT&T have devloped a DPDK based tool, VFD, to do this.

This RFC proposes to add the following API extensions to DPDK:
  mailbox communication callback support
  VF configuration

Nine new functions have been added to the eth_dev_ops structure.
Corresponding functions have been added to the ixgbe PMD for the
Niantic NIC.

Two new callback functions have been added.
Changes have been made to the ixgbe_rcv_msg_from_vf function to
use the callback functions.

Changes have been made to testpmd to facilitate testing of the new API's.
The testpmd documentation has been updated to document the testpmd changes.

Adding new functions to the eth_dev_ops structure will cause an
ABI breakage.

Changes in V2:
rebase to latest master branch.
fix compile  error with clang.

Bernard Iremonger (5):
  librte_ether: add internal callback functions
  net/ixgbe: add callback to user app on VF to PF mbox msg
  librte_ether: add API's for VF management
  net/ixgbe: add functions for VF management
  app/test_pmd: add tests for new API's

 app/test-pmd/cmdline.c                      | 700 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 doc/guides/testpmd_app_ug/testpmd_funcs.rst |  68 ++-
 drivers/net/ixgbe/ixgbe_ethdev.c            | 179 +++++++
 drivers/net/ixgbe/ixgbe_pf.c                |  39 +-
 lib/librte_ether/rte_ethdev.c               | 176 +++++++
 lib/librte_ether/rte_ethdev.h               | 284 +++++++++++
 lib/librte_ether/rte_ether_version.map      |  16 +
 7 files changed, 1455 insertions(+), 7 deletions(-)


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