[dpdk-dev] BUG - KNI broken in 4.2 kernel

Stephen Hemminger stephen at networkplumber.org
Thu Aug 27 19:45:43 CEST 2015

On Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:56:16 +0000
"Zhang, Helin" <helin.zhang at intel.com> wrote:

> Based on my experience, only one or two users asked for ethtool support, then we have it. Before that time, we don’t have KNI ethtool support.
> I did not mean who uses KNI does not care about it, I mean for those users who don’t use KNI, they shouldn’t be bothered by the KNI compilation issues. That’s why I was thinking if we can disable it by default, but not remove it.
> Regards,
> Helin

Can KNI instead use DPDK hooks to provide generic ethtool semantics.
That way it would work with all hardware.

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