[dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4 2/9] lib/librte_power: add extra msg type for policies

santosh santosh.shukla at caviumnetworks.com
Thu Oct 5 11:21:47 CEST 2017

Hi David,

On Thursday 05 October 2017 02:08 PM, Hunt, David wrote:
> Hi Santosh,
> On 4/10/2017 4:36 PM, santosh wrote:
>> Hi David,
>> On Wednesday 04 October 2017 02:45 PM, David Hunt wrote:
>>> Signed-off-by: Nemanja Marjanovic <nemanja.marjanovic at intel.com>
>>> Signed-off-by: Rory Sexton <rory.sexton at intel.com>
>>> Signed-off-by: David Hunt <david.hunt at intel.com>
>>> ---
>> my 2cent:
>> General comment on implementation approach:
>> IMO, we should avoid PMD details in common lib area.
>> example: file channel_commons.h has ifdef clutter referencing
>> i40e pmds all over.
>> Perhaps we should introduce opaque handle example void * or introduce pmd
>> specific callback/handle which points to PMD specific metadata in power library.
>> Example:
>> struct channel_packet {
>>    void *pmd_specific_metadata;
>> }
>> Or someway via callback (I'm not sure at the moment)
>> so that we could hide PMD details in common area.
>> Thanks.
> I would agree that PMD specific details are good left to the PMDs, however I think that the initial
> example should be OK as is, and as new PMDs are added, we can find commonality between them
> which stays in the example, and any really specific stuff can be pushed back behind an opaque.
> What about the v5 I submitted (without the #ifdef's)? Are you OK with that for this release, and we can
> fine tune as other PMDS are added in future releases?
Yes. But in future releases, we should do more code clean up in power lib and example area..
meaning; current example implementation uses names like _vsi.. specific to intel NICs,
we should remove such naming and their dependency code from example area.


> Regards,
> Dave.

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