[dpdk-dev] [PATCH v12 0/2] i40e: add floating VEB support for i40e

Zhe Tao zhe.tao at intel.com
Fri Jun 24 10:29:37 CEST 2016

This patch-set add the support for floating VEB in i40e.
All the VFs VSIs can decide whether to connect to the legacy VEB/VEPA or
the floating VEB. When connect to the floating VEB a new floating VEB is
created. Now all the VFs need to connect to floating VEB or legacy VEB,
cannot connect to both of them. The PF and VMDQ,FD VSIs connect to
the old legacy VEB/VEPA.

All the VEB/VEPA concepts are not specific for FVL, they are defined in the
802.1Qbg spec.

This floating VEB only take effects on the specific version F/W which newer
than 5.0.

Zhe Tao (2):
  i40e: support floating VEB config
  i40e: add floating VEB support in i40e

 doc/guides/nics/i40e.rst               |  27 ++++
 doc/guides/rel_notes/release_16_07.rst |   4 +
 drivers/net/i40e/i40e_ethdev.c         | 254 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++---
 drivers/net/i40e/i40e_ethdev.h         |  12 ++
 drivers/net/i40e/i40e_pf.c             |  12 +-
 5 files changed, 286 insertions(+), 23 deletions(-)

V2: Added the release notes and changed commit log. 
V3: Changed the VSI release operation. 
V4: Added the FW version check otherwise it will cause the segment fault.
V5: Edited the code for new share code APIs
V6: Changed the floating VEB configuration method 
V7: Added global reset for i40e 
V8: removed global reset and added floating VEB extension support 
V9: Added floating VEB related explanation into commit log 
V10: Changed third patch commit log 
V11: Fixed the issues reported by check-git-log.sh 
V12: Changed the floating VEB VF bitmask to VF list 


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