[dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 0/4] enhancement to i40e PF host driver

Zhang, Helin helin.zhang at intel.com
Mon Jan 16 01:55:34 CET 2017

Acked-by: Helin Zhang <helin.zhang at intel.com>

-----Original Message-----
From: Chen, Jing D 
Sent: Friday, January 13, 2017 11:13 AM
To: dev at dpdk.org
Cc: daniels at research.att.com; Zhang, Helin <helin.zhang at intel.com>; Yigit, Ferruh <ferruh.yigit at intel.com>; vincent.jardin at 6wind.com; Wu, Jingjing <jingjing.wu at intel.com>; Chen, Jing D <jing.d.chen at intel.com>
Subject: [PATCH v2 0/4] enhancement to i40e PF host driver

- add macro to replace numeric
- rework comments

Current PF host driver can serve DPDK VF well, but the implementation is not complete to support Linux VF, even both DPDK VF and Linux VF use same API set.

Note that the patch are experimental for use and might be removed without prior notice.

This patch set made below changes:
1. Make an enhancement on interface to serve VF, so
   both Linux and DPDK VF can be well served.
2. Change API version number so both DPDK and Linux
   VF can recognize and select proper command and
   data structure to request service. But the
   sacrifice is DPDK VF can't identify host driver
   (Linux or DPDK) and extended function provided
   in DPDK PF host driver can't be used.
   This situation will change after negotiate with
   Linux maintainer to provide a better mechanism
   to identify both PF and VF function.

Chen Jing D(Mark) (4):
  net/i40e: change version number to support Linux VF
  net/i40e: return correct VSI id
  net/i40e: parse more VF parameter and configure
  net/i40e: support Linux VF to configure IRQ link list

 drivers/net/i40e/i40e_pf.c |  171 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-----
 1 files changed, 153 insertions(+), 18 deletions(-)


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