[dpdk-dev] [PATCH 00/56] Solarflare libefx-based PMD

Andrew Rybchenko arybchenko at solarflare.com
Thu Nov 24 11:59:15 CET 2016

On 11/23/2016 10:21 PM, Stephen Hemminger wrote:
> On Wed, 23 Nov 2016 10:49:33 +0300
> Andrew Rybchenko <arybchenko at solarflare.com> wrote:
>> I've tried to explain it above in item (2):
>>   >>>
>>    2. Another Solarflare PMD with in-kernel part (for control operations)
>>       is considered and could be added in the future. Code for data path
>>       should be shared by these two drivers. libefx-based PMD is put into
>>       'efx' subdirectory to have a space for another PMD and shared code.
>> <<<
>> So, main reason is to have location for the code shared by two Solarflare
>> network PMDs. May be it better to relocate when we really have it.
>> I'm open for other ideas/suggestions.
> So is this driver dependent on another non-upstream kernel driver to work?

No, this driver does not have any external dependencies.

> Is this documented in docs directory.  If it does depend on other non-upstream
> components, then the default config should disable the driver.


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