[dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4 09/10] eal: make virtual bus use rte_vdev_device

Jan Blunck jblunck at infradead.org
Mon Mar 27 09:43:03 CEST 2017

On Mon, Mar 13, 2017 at 6:51 PM, Thomas Monjalon
<thomas.monjalon at 6wind.com> wrote:
> 2017-03-06 11:56, Jan Blunck:
>> This allows the virtual bus to be rescanned and probed by tracking the
>> creation of rte_vdev_device.
>> Signed-off-by: Jan Blunck <jblunck at infradead.org>
>> Tested-by: Ferruh Yigit <ferruh.yigit at intel.com>
>> Acked-by: Shreyansh Jain <shreyansh.jain at nxp.com>
> There are a lot of strcmp in this patch.

Are you sure that you are referring to this patch? There is a single
strcmp added here in the find_vdev() helper.

> Maybe it should be abstracted in a "match" function.
> It would allow bringing new vdev rules in future.

Technically that is possible. If I remember correctly we agreed that
matching based on the alias is scheduled for removal in a future
release. Therefore I believe it is better to keep this in the virtual
bus layer implementation instead of moving it down to the PMDs by
introducing a driver specific "match" function.

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