[dpdk-dev] Is Flow Director supported on the x540 chipset?

Maxime Leroy maxime.leroy at 6wind.com
Fri Jan 17 12:24:31 CET 2014

Hi Fulvio,

I have been checked few information about the datasheet of the X540 card.
The X540 card is a derivative of the 82599. It's very similar to the 82599 card.

The both cards use the same hardware registers for the flow director.
Thus, the current code of the dpdk for the flow director should work
with X540 card too.

I think you only need to change few lines in lib/librte_pmd_ixgbe/ixgbe_fdir.c:

  - if (hw->mac.type != ixgbe_mac_82599EB)
  + if (hw->mac.type != ixgbe_mac_82599EB || hw->mac.type != ixgbe_mac_X540)

Let me know if you can test it and please provide a patch if it works.

Thanks. Regards,


On Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 7:47 AM, Fulvio Risso <fulvio.risso at polito.it> wrote:
> Dear all,
> by digging into the DPDK code it seems to me that FDIR is not supported on
> the x540 chipset, while it is supported on 82599.
> Another message seems to mention the same problem here:
>   http://dpdk.org/ml/archives/dev/2013-November/000806.html
> Is there any plan to support FDIR to the x540 chipset?
>         fulvio

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