[dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4 10/10] doc: update ifc NIC document

Xiao Wang xiao.w.wang at intel.com
Fri Dec 14 22:16:12 CET 2018

Add the SW assisted VDPA live migration feature into NIC doc.

Signed-off-by: Xiao Wang <xiao.w.wang at intel.com>
 doc/guides/nics/ifc.rst                | 8 ++++++++
 doc/guides/rel_notes/release_19_02.rst | 6 ++++++
 2 files changed, 14 insertions(+)

diff --git a/doc/guides/nics/ifc.rst b/doc/guides/nics/ifc.rst
index 48f9adf1d..eb55d329a 100644
--- a/doc/guides/nics/ifc.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/nics/ifc.rst
@@ -39,6 +39,13 @@ the driver probe a new container is created for this device, with this
 container vDPA driver can program DMA remapping table with the VM's memory
 region information.
+The device argument "swlm=1" will configure the driver into SW assisted live
+migration mode. In this mode, the driver will set up a SW relay thread when LM
+happens, this thread will help device to log dirty pages. Thus this mode does
+not require HW to implement a dirty page logging function block, but will
+consume some percentage of CPU resource depending on the network throughput.
+If no "swlm=1" specified, driver will rely on device's logging capability.
 Key IFCVF vDPA driver ops
@@ -70,6 +77,7 @@ Features
 Features of the IFCVF driver are:
 - Compatibility with virtio 0.95 and 1.0.
+- SW assisted vDPA live migration.
diff --git a/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_19_02.rst b/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_19_02.rst
index e86ef9511..ced6af8f0 100644
--- a/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_19_02.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_19_02.rst
@@ -60,6 +60,12 @@ New Features
   * Added the handler to get firmware version string.
   * Added support for multicast filtering.
+* **Added support for SW-assisted VDPA live migration.**
+  This SW-assisted VDPA live migration facility helps VDPA devices without
+  logging capability to perform live migration, a mediate SW relay can help
+  devices to track dirty pages caused by DMA. IFC driver has enabled this
+  SW-assisted live migration mode.
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