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

Bruce Richardson bruce.richardson at intel.com
Fri Aug 28 14:44:28 CEST 2015

On Thu, Aug 27, 2015 at 10:45:43AM -0700, Stephen Hemminger wrote:
> 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.

Hi Stephen,

by this you mean that it's a generic library/kernel driver that acts as a proxy to make calls
into the ethdev library, rather than driver-specific calls? If so, that's an idea
that should be well worth pursuing. If it's something else you have in mind,
please clarify.



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