[dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 0/5] Introduce virtual PMD for Hyper-V/Azure platforms

Thomas Monjalon thomas at monjalon.net
Sat Dec 23 15:28:06 CET 2017

23/12/2017 03:06, Stephen Hemminger:
> Why does this need to be a PMD?

It needs to be a driver on top of buses.

> Maybe we need some platform infrastructure?

What would be such infrastructure? A new driver type?
Something like drivers/platform/?

I am not sure it is required for this driver given it is
most probably only a temporary driver waiting for the NetVSC PMD
and a full hotplug support in DPDK internals.

I think we should create such new infrastructure only when we are
sure it is needed permanently for some drivers.

> My definition of PMD is it can send and receive

It is the definition of an ethdev driver, yes.

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