[dpdk-dev] [PATCH 2/2] drivers/net: use device name from device structure

Ferruh Yigit ferruh.yigit at intel.com
Fri Jun 9 16:16:19 CEST 2017

On 6/9/2017 2:52 PM, Thomas Monjalon wrote:
> 26/05/2017 18:11, Ferruh Yigit:
>> Device name resides in two different locations, in rte_device->name and
>> in ethernet device private data.
> Yes would be nice to remove the name from rte_eth_dev_data.
>> For now, the copy in the ethernet device private data is required for
>> multi process support, the name is the how secondary process finds about
>> primary process device.
> Yes it is in rte_eth_dev_attach_secondary().
> This secondary process forces us to write ugly data structures.
>> But for drivers there is no reason to use the copy in the ethernet
>> device private data.
> Yes I agree.
> There are probably other places where we can avoid using this field.
> I see rte_eth_dev_get_name_by_port() and rte_eth_dev_get_port_by_name()
> using rte_eth_dev_data[port].name.

I will scan librte_ether for the cases private name usage can be
eliminated and will send a new version of the patch.

>> This patch updates PMDs to use only rte_device->name.
>> Signed-off-by: Ferruh Yigit <ferruh.yigit at intel.com>

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