[dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4 05/41] bus/dpaa: introducing FMan configurations

Hemant Agrawal hemant.agrawal at nxp.com
Mon Sep 18 19:12:55 CEST 2017

On 9/18/2017 9:45 PM, Thomas Monjalon wrote:
> 18/09/2017 16:50, Ferruh Yigit:
>> On 9/9/2017 12:20 PM, Shreyansh Jain wrote:
>>> FMan or Frame Manager, inspects traffic, splits it into queueson ingress.
>>> It is also responsible for directing traffic on queues on egress.
>>> This patch introduces FMan configurational interfaces. This layer is
>>> used by Bus driver for configuring the hardware block.
>>> Signed-off-by: Geoff Thorpe <geoff.thorpe at nxp.com>
>>> Signed-off-by: Hemant Agrawal <hemant.agrawal at nxp.com>
>>> Signed-off-by: Shreyansh Jain <shreyansh.jain at nxp.com>
>> <...>
>>> --- /dev/null
>>> +++ b/drivers/bus/dpaa/base/fman/fman.c
>>> @@ -0,0 +1,611 @@
>>> +/*-
>>> + * This file is provided under a dual BSD/GPLv2 license. When using or
>>> + * redistributing this file, you may do so under either license.
>> Another set of dual licensed files.
>> Shreyansh, Hemant, Thomas,
>> Who should approve/check licensing?
> Hemant is currently handling such issues with the Linux Foundation
> and the Governing Board.
> We already have some dual licensed files.
> Some of them are explicitly referenced in the DPDK charter:
> 	http://dpdk.org/about/charter#ip
> I think we must ask the Governing Board to allow dual BSD/GPL
> for any file.

I am working with GB to seek guidance on non-standard license code in DPDK.

Standard Dual licensed code (GPL + BSD) is generally Legally OK. I am 
checking whether these files should be explicitly listed or not.
Many of the DPDK files in user space (which also exist in kernel) are 
dual licensed.

As a outcome of these discussions, we are hoping that techboard will be 
publishing the Licensing Guidelines.


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