[dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4 7/7] net/ark: Arkville PMD component integration
ferruh.yigit at intel.com
Tue Mar 28 14:34:47 CEST 2017
On 3/23/2017 10:19 PM, Ed Czeck wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 8:13 AM, Ferruh Yigit <ferruh.yigit at intel.com
> <mailto:ferruh.yigit at intel.com>> wrote:
>> > +static
>> > +int
>> Can be in same line.
>> > +check_for_ext(struct rte_eth_dev *dev __rte_unused,
>> > + struct ark_adapter *ark __rte_unused)
>> __rte_unused can go away
>> Hi Ed,
>> Can you give some more details on "user extension" that loaded
>> How much the driver depends on it, what happens if the library is missing?
>> And how do you deliver that shared library?
> Dynamic libraries arem optional user provided extensions to the PMD. The
> driver funcations correctly without one. Here is the blurb from our
> doc file: doc/guides/nics/ark.rst
> The ARK PMD user extensions are a feature of Arkville’s DPDK
> net/ark poll mode driver, allowing users to add their
> own code to extend the net/ark functionality without
> having to make source code changes to the driver. One motivation for
> this capability is that while DPDK provides a rich set of functions
> to interact with NIC-like capabilities (e.g. MAC addresses and statistics),
> the Arkville RTL IP does not include a MAC. Users can supply their
> own MAC or custom FPGA applications, which may require control from
> the PMD. The user extension is the means providing the control
> between the user's FPGA application and the existing DPDK features via
> the PMD.
There is no discussion related to this dependency, I guess we can
continue to reviewing patches.
Anyone believes this must be discussed more, please chime in.
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