[dpdk-dev] [PATCH 12/12] doc: update release note for ixgbe base code update

Wenzhuo Lu wenzhuo.lu at intel.com
Tue Jan 19 03:48:13 CET 2016

Update the release note.
Also include the update for the last time of the ixgbe base
code update.

Signed-off-by: Wenzhuo Lu <wenzhuo.lu at intel.com>
 doc/guides/rel_notes/release_2_3.rst | 54 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 54 insertions(+)

diff --git a/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_2_3.rst b/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_2_3.rst
index 99de186..0e2369d 100644
--- a/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_2_3.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_2_3.rst
@@ -4,6 +4,15 @@ DPDK Release 2.3
 New Features
+* **Added the support for new ixgbe devices and MAC types.**
+* **Added new ixgbe iXFI configuration helper function.**
+* **Added support for the new thermal sensor alarms indication on ixgbe.**
+* **Added support for enabling and setting fdir drop queue on ixgbe.**
+* **Added support fuse for both x550em_x V1 and V2 on ixgbe.**
 Resolved Issues
@@ -15,6 +24,51 @@ EAL
+* **ixgbe/base: Fixed TX hang for CEE mode configuration.**
+  Credit_refill and credit_max could be zero for a TC and that
+  is causing TX hang for CEE mode configuration, so to fix that
+  have a min credit assigned to a TC.
+* **ixgbe/base: Fixed the invalid default MDIO clock speed.**
+  The x550 MDIO clock speed must be configured prior to first MDIO
+  read or write. The default MDIO clock speed is not valid, therefore
+  the driver is configuring a valid speed prior to reading the copper
+  PHY device id.
+* **ixgbe/base: Fixed subtle semaphore error in the CS4227 reset flow.**
+* **ixgbe/base: Removed driver config of KX4 PHY.**
+  The KX4 PHY will be configured by the NVM image. The driver
+  had been overwriting this config.
+* **ixgbe/base: Avoid needless PHY access on copper phys.**
+  Avoid a needless PHY access on copper phys to save the 10ms wait
+  time for each PHY access. A helper function is introduced to
+  actually do the register access and process the contents.
+* **ixgbe/base: Removed duplicate setting for fdir no match drop.**
+  Do not set FDIRCTRL.DROP_NO_MATCH in ixgbe_init_fdir_perfect_82599(),
+  this bit is already set in ixgbe_set_fdir_drop_queue_82599() which
+  makes more sense for drivers that call that function.
+  This resolves an issue where packets were being dropped when switching
+  to perfect filters mode.
+* **ixgbe/base: Always turn PHY power on when requested.**
+  Instead of not defining the callback for set_phy_power when
+  manageability is enabled, put the check in the set_phy_power
+  function so that only turning the power off is conditional on
+  management, but not turning the PHY on.
+* **ixgbe/base: Set VF mac address only when acked by PF.**
+  Resolve an issue where VF mac address is zeroed out in cases where
+  the VF driver is loaded while the PF interface is down.
+  The solution is to only set it when we get an ACK from the PF.

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