[dpdk-dev] [PATCH v8] net/i40e: determine number of queues per VF during run time

Wei Dai wei.dai at intel.com
Mon Dec 25 12:45:09 CET 2017

Without this patch, the number of queues per i40e  VF is defined as 4
by CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_I40E_QUEUE_NUM_PER_VF=4 in config/common_base.
It is fixed value determined in building time and can't be changed
during run time.
With this patch, the number of queues per i40e VF can be determinated
during run time. For example, if the PCI address of an i40e PF is
aaaa:bb.cc, with the EAL parameter -w aaaa:bb.cc,queue-num-per-vf=8 ,
the number of queues per VF created from this PF is 8.
If there is no "queue-num-per-vf" setting in EAL parameters, it is 4
by default as before. And if the value after the "queue-num-per-vf"
is invalid, it is set as 4 forcibly. The valid values include 1, 2, 4,
8, 16 .

Signed-off-by: Wei Dai <wei.dai at intel.com>
Acked-by: Konstantin Ananyev <konstantin.ananyev at intel.com>
    As v7 patch has been accepted into dpdk-next-net-intel, this patch
    is based on v7 patch.
    add description in i40e document
    fix the last member of valid_keys[] for rte_kvargs_parse( )
    add RTE_PMD_REGISTER_PARAM_STRING for this feature
    use the macro instead of natural number
    correct git log message as the EAL parameter is only valid for PF
    fix a small bug when detecting end character of strtoul
    fix git log message and WARNING of coding stype
    use rte_kvargs instead of pervious parsing function;
    use malloc/free instead of rte_zmalloc/rte_free.
    fix WARNING of coding style issues from checkpatch at dpdk.org
    fix WARNING of coding style issues from checkpatch at dpdk.org
 doc/guides/nics/i40e.rst       | 12 ++++++++----
 drivers/net/i40e/i40e_ethdev.c |  4 +++-
 2 files changed, 11 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)

diff --git a/doc/guides/nics/i40e.rst b/doc/guides/nics/i40e.rst
index 2507d5f..68ae8eb 100644
--- a/doc/guides/nics/i40e.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/nics/i40e.rst
@@ -117,10 +117,6 @@ Please note that enabling debugging options may affect system performance.
 - ``CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_I40E_QUEUE_NUM_PER_VF`` (default ``4``)
-  Number of queues reserved for each SR-IOV VF.
-- ``CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_I40E_QUEUE_NUM_PER_VM`` (default ``4``)
   Number of queues reserved for each VMDQ Pool.
 - ``CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_I40E_ITR_INTERVAL`` (default ``-1``)
@@ -374,6 +370,14 @@ configuration passed on the EAL command line.
 The floating VEB functionality requires a NIC firmware version of 5.0
 or greater.
+Number of Queues per VF
+The number of queue per VF is determined by its host PF. If the PCI address of
+an i40e PF is aaaa:bb.cc, the number of queues per VF can be configured with
+EAL paramter like -w aaaa:bb.cc,queue-num-per-vf=n. The value n can be 1, 2, 4,
+8 or 16. If no such paramter is configured, the number of queues per VF is 4
+by default.
 Limitations or Known issues
diff --git a/drivers/net/i40e/i40e_ethdev.c b/drivers/net/i40e/i40e_ethdev.c
index 9916f49..24dae37 100644
--- a/drivers/net/i40e/i40e_ethdev.c
+++ b/drivers/net/i40e/i40e_ethdev.c
@@ -3973,6 +3973,8 @@ i40e_get_cap(struct i40e_hw *hw)
 #define QUEUE_NUM_PER_VF_ARG			"queue-num-per-vf"
 static int i40e_pf_parse_vf_queue_number_handler(const char *key,
 		const char *value,
 		void *opaque)
@@ -4005,7 +4007,7 @@ static int i40e_pf_parse_vf_queue_number_handler(const char *key,
 static int i40e_pf_config_vf_rxq_number(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
-	static const char * const valid_keys[] = {QUEUE_NUM_PER_VF_ARG, ""};
+	static const char * const valid_keys[] = {QUEUE_NUM_PER_VF_ARG, NULL};
 	struct i40e_pf *pf = I40E_DEV_PRIVATE_TO_PF(dev->data->dev_private);
 	struct rte_kvargs *kvlist;

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