[dpdk-dev] [PATCH v1 0/6] Introduce AF_XDP PMD
Zhang, Qi Z
qi.z.zhang at intel.com
Tue Mar 12 02:51:57 CET 2019
+ Magnus & Bjorn who can give more accurate comment about kernel upstream status.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Thomas Monjalon [mailto:thomas at monjalon.net]
> Sent: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 1:20 AM
> To: Yigit, Ferruh <ferruh.yigit at intel.com>; Ye, Xiaolong <xiaolong.ye at intel.com>
> Cc: dev at dpdk.org; Zhang, Qi Z <qi.z.zhang at intel.com>; Richardson, Bruce
> <bruce.richardson at intel.com>
> Subject: Re: [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v1 0/6] Introduce AF_XDP PMD
> 11/03/2019 17:43, Ferruh Yigit:
> > On 3/1/2019 8:09 AM, Xiaolong Ye wrote:
> > > Overview
> > > ========
> > >
> > > This patchset adds a new PMD driver for AF_XDP which is a proposed
> > > faster version of AF_PACKET interface in Linux, see below links 
> > >  for details of AF_XDP introduction:
> > >
> > > AF_XDP roadmap
> > > ==============
> > > - AF_XDP is included in upstream kernel since 4.18, and AF_XDP support
> > > in libbpf has been merged in bpf-next/master. 
> > And it seems it has been merged into main repo , I assume it will
> > be part of 5.1, which I guess will be released mid May.
> > And we have release on 10 May. Taking into account that libbpf APIs
> > used extensively, does it mean we can't release af_xdp on 19.05?
> > 
> > https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/com
> > mit?id=1cad078842396f0047a796694b6130fc096d97e2
> I think the requirement is to have all dependencies upstream, so we avoid
> releasing a feature not working when dependency is ready.
> If all is ready in Linux mainline branch, I guess we are fine, are we?
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