[dpdk-dev] [PATCH 00/11] add support for BCM57508 controller

Ferruh Yigit ferruh.yigit at intel.com
Fri Jun 7 16:13:31 CEST 2019

On 6/7/2019 2:45 PM, Lance Richardson wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 7, 2019 at 6:52 AM Ferruh Yigit <ferruh.yigit at intel.com> wrote:
>> On 6/7/2019 11:48 AM, Ferruh Yigit wrote:
>>> On 6/2/2019 6:42 PM, Lance Richardson wrote:
>>>> NOTE: This patch series has dependencies on the "bnxt patchset"
>>>> series that is currently under review.
>>>> This patch series adds  support to the bnxt PMD for the
>>>> BCM57508 Ethernet controller (a.k.a the "Thor" controller).
>>> Can you please send doc [1] and web page [2] and release notes [3] patches to
>>> document this new device support?
>>> [1]
>>> doc/guides/nics/bnxt.rst
>>> [2]
>>> https://core.dpdk.org/supported/nics/broadcom/
>>> [3]
>>> doc/guides/rel_notes/release_19_08.rst
>>>> Patches 1-5 include cleanups and bug fixes for the existing driver.
>>>> Patch 6 adds support for "extended" HWRM requests. Extended
>>>> HWRM requests are larger in size and use indirection to a
>>>> buffer in host memory.
>>>> Patch 7 refactors doorbell handling in preparation for
>>>> the doorbell protocol used for Thor.
>>>> Patch 8 refactors descriptor ring allocation in preparation
>>>> for thor, which requires an additional "notification queue"
>>>> ring to be associated with transmit/receive completion rings.
>>>> Patch 9 contains the core of the changes needed to support the
>>>> thor controller.
>>>> Patch 10 adds thor-specific completion coalescing configuration.
>>>> Patch 11 adds thor-specific support for RSS.
>>>> Lance Richardson (11):
>>>>   net/bnxt: endianness conversions in cp ring macros
>>>>   net/bnxt: fix ring type macro name usage
>>>>   net/bnxt: fix width in stats ctx endian conversion
>>>>   net/bnxt: use consistent values for vnic RSS rule
>>>>   net/bnxt: reset function earlier in initialization
>>>>   net/bnxt: support extended hwrm request sizes
>>>>   net/bnxt: refactor doorbell handling
>>>>   net/bnxt: refactor ring allocation code
>>>>   net/bnxt: add support for thor controller
>>>>   net/bnxt: enable completion coalescing for thor
>>>>   net/bnxt: enable RSS for thor-based controllers
>> Series applied to dpdk-next-net/master, thanks.
>> (Please send above requested documentation updates, I will squash them into
>> patchset if they can make on time (before merged to mainline))
> Hi Ferruh,
> I just sent a patch to address the doc and release notes (Ajit had foreseen
> the need for those changes already, so they were pretty much ready to go).

Thanks, I am checking now.

> The web page already includes NetXtreme-E, which includes BCM57508.
> It would probably be better to list individual part numbers for each family,
> but that will take longer to turn around.

If the information in the web (NetXtreme-E) already covers this new controller,
I am good. It is up to you to list individual part numbers or not.

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