[dpdk-dev] Minutes of tech-board meeting 2017-03-20

Ananyev, Konstantin konstantin.ananyev at intel.com
Thu Mar 23 11:48:52 CET 2017


Below are the minutes of the last DPDK technical board meeting that occurred at 2017-03-20.

Please note that meetings are open to all to attend.
The next meeting is planned for the first week of April, any topics to be referred
to the tech board for discussion at that meeting should be emailed to techboard at dpdk.org
by March 31th at the latest.

Member attendees:

- Bruce Richardson
- Hemant Agrawal
- Jan Blunck
- Jerin Jacob
- Konstantin Ananyev
- Olivier Matz
- Stephen Hemminger
- Thomas Monjalon
- Yuanhan Liu

1. General Meeting Admin

 Jerin Jacob volunteered to chair the next meeting.

 No particular date was agreed for next meeting (proposed 3/5th of April 3PM UTC).

 Jerin to follow on mail to select a date/time and send a reminder with agenda a few days in advance.


TB has no major concerns about AVP PMD to be up-streamed into dpdk.org.
TB recommends  to provide a good documentation introduction for the AVP PMD and its scope.
It should be clearly stated  that right now AVP PMD is limited to use with WindRiver hypervisor
and for most cases virtio is still a preferred virtual device to use with QEMU.

3. Failsafe PMD

TB recommendation:
 - For 17.05 try to implement hotplug support at EAL level
-  For 17.08 reconsider failsafe mode.


TB opinion is that it is not ready for inclusion right now.
The exact requirements should be clearly described, so any member can participate
in the discussion and propose other ways to achieve the same goal.
TB also recommends to include some good use case(s) into the proposal.

5. Traffic management (Hierarchical QoS scheduler)

Include into next-tree with Cristian Dumitrescu as a maintainer .
Target release to merge into dpdk.org mainline: 17.08.
Gating condition: 1+ HW device support.
6. Divergence between DPDK/Linux PF/VF implementations

Discussion postponed until next TB meeting.

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