[dpdk-dev] [PATCH 0/3] virtio: Add a new layer to abstract pci access method

Tan, Jianfeng jianfeng.tan at intel.com
Mon Jan 18 14:13:10 CET 2016

Hi Tetsuya,

On 1/18/2016 5:13 PM, Tetsuya Mukawa wrote:
> The patches abstract pci access method of virtio-net PMD.
> The patch should be on Yuanhan's below patch series.
>   - [PATCH v4 0/8] virtio 1.0 enabling for virtio pmd driver
> Tetsuya Mukawa (3):
>    virtio: Change the parameter order of io_write8/16/32()
>    virtio: move rte_eal_pci_unmap_device() to virtio_pci.c
>    virtio: Add a new layer to abstract pci access method
>   drivers/net/virtio/virtio_ethdev.c |   4 +-
>   drivers/net/virtio/virtio_pci.c    | 468 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++-----------
>   drivers/net/virtio/virtio_pci.h    |  33 ++-
>   3 files changed, 369 insertions(+), 136 deletions(-)

Now I believe we will become more clear about the difference of our two 

I was planning to just implement another struct virtio_pci_ops because 
it's going the long way round for my implementation to translate 
virtio_pci_ops to ioport/pci configuration space rd/wr then back to 
sendmsg/ioctl. And in my implementation, there's no need to 
differentiate legacy/modern device.

As I understand, your implementation does not need another 
implementation of struct virtio_pci_ops, but you need different 
implementation in lower layer as this patch show. You want to support 
both legacy/modern device, right?

By the way, this patch looks good to me.


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