[dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 0/4] increase port_id range
ferruh.yigit at intel.com
Mon Sep 11 12:26:44 CEST 2017
On 9/9/2017 3:47 PM, Zhiyong Yang wrote:
> port_id is currently defined as uint8_t, which is limited to the range
> 0 to 255. A larger range is required for vdev scalability.
> It is necessary for a redefinition of port_id to extend it from
> 1 bytes to 2 bytes. All ethdev APIs and usages related to port_id will
> be changed at the same time.
> Discussion about port_id is the following thread.
> Changes in V2:
> 1. cover more PMDs to increase port_id range.
> 2. cover more examples to increase port_id range.
> 3. add 17.11 release note.
> Changes in V3:
> 1. cover mlx4 and mlx5.
> 2. add to increase port_id range in test code.
> 3. The patch "librte_mbuf: modify port initialization value" is merged
> into the patchset.
> Zhiyong Yang (4):
> ethdev: increase port_id range
> test: increase port_id range
> examples: increase port_id range
> librte_mbuf: modify port initialization value
This breaks almost all rte_eth_dev APIs, and will effect almost all
users! So please document this update in release notes.
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