[dpdk-dev] [PATCH v8 00/25] Support VFD on i40e

Ferruh Yigit ferruh.yigit at intel.com
Wed Jan 11 15:53:28 CET 2017

On 1/11/2017 1:14 PM, Vincent JARDIN wrote:
> Le 10/01/2017 à 22:32, Ferruh Yigit a écrit :
>> What do you think to continue high level DPDK PF discussion in mail
>> thread for other pathset? So that we can continue to work on this one.
> First, we need to assess or not if it makes sense to go toward Linux 
> kernel or DPDK based PF. If Linux kernel is used, then DPDK does not 
> need VFD related modifications.

DPDK PF <--> DPDK VF is already supported. This patchset is not
introducing it.

This patchset adds more PF <-> VF communication to a specific driver,
and this is done in PMD specific way, so update is limited to PMD.

>From my scope, this patchset looks good.

And how assessment can be done, with which quorum, can it be done in a
way without blocking the patchset?

> VFD demonstrates that there are some needs of features, but it pushes 
> the new path of a fork of PF drivers.

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