[dpdk-dev] [PATCH v6 6/6] doc: update docs for ntb driver

Xiaoyun Li xiaoyun.li at intel.com
Tue Jun 18 04:10:55 CEST 2019


Update related documents for ntb pmd and example.

Signed-off-by: Xiaoyun Li <xiaoyun.li at intel.com>
---
 MAINTAINERS                            |  8 +++++
 doc/guides/rawdevs/index.rst           |  1 +
 doc/guides/rawdevs/ntb_rawdev.rst      | 41 ++++++++++++++++++++++
 doc/guides/rel_notes/release_19_08.rst | 15 ++++++++
 doc/guides/sample_app_ug/index.rst     |  1 +
 doc/guides/sample_app_ug/ntb.rst       | 47 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 6 files changed, 113 insertions(+)
 create mode 100644 doc/guides/rawdevs/ntb_rawdev.rst
 create mode 100644 doc/guides/sample_app_ug/ntb.rst

diff --git a/MAINTAINERS b/MAINTAINERS
index 0212fe6d0..b97cc18ba 100644
--- a/MAINTAINERS
+++ b/MAINTAINERS
@@ -1056,6 +1056,10 @@ M: Nipun Gupta <nipun.gupta at nxp.com>
 F: drivers/raw/dpaa2_cmdif/
 F: doc/guides/rawdevs/dpaa2_cmdif.rst
 
+NTB Rawdev
+M: Xiaoyun Li <xiaoyun.li at intel.com>
+F: drivers/raw/ntb_rawdev/
+F: doc/guides/rawdevs/ntb_rawdev.rst
 
 Packet processing
 -----------------
@@ -1432,3 +1436,7 @@ F: examples/tep_termination/
 F: examples/vmdq/
 F: examples/vmdq_dcb/
 F: doc/guides/sample_app_ug/vmdq_dcb_forwarding.rst
+
+M: Xiaoyun Li <xiaoyun.li at intel.com>
+F: examples/ntb/
+F: doc/guides/sample_app_ug/ntb.rst
diff --git a/doc/guides/rawdevs/index.rst b/doc/guides/rawdevs/index.rst
index 7c3bd9586..cf6fcb06b 100644
--- a/doc/guides/rawdevs/index.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/rawdevs/index.rst
@@ -14,3 +14,4 @@ application through rawdev API.
     dpaa2_cmdif
     dpaa2_qdma
     ifpga_rawdev
+    ntb_rawdev
diff --git a/doc/guides/rawdevs/ntb_rawdev.rst b/doc/guides/rawdevs/ntb_rawdev.rst
new file mode 100644
index 000000000..429e2af3e
--- /dev/null
+++ b/doc/guides/rawdevs/ntb_rawdev.rst
@@ -0,0 +1,41 @@
+..  SPDX-License-Identifier: BSD-3-Clause
+    Copyright(c) 2018 Intel Corporation.
+
+NTB Rawdev Driver
+=================
+
+The ``ntb`` rawdev driver provides a non-transparent bridge between two
+separate hosts so that they can communicate with each other. Thus, many
+user cases can benefit from this, such as fault tolerance and visual
+acceleration.
+
+This PMD allows two hosts to handshake for device start and stop, memory
+allocation for the peer to access and read/write allocated memory from peer.
+Also, the PMD allows to use doorbell registers to notify the peer and share
+some information by using scratchpad registers.
+
+But the PMD hasn't implemented FIFO. The FIFO will come in 19.11 release.
+And this PMD only supports intel skylake platform.
+
+BIOS setting on skylake platform
+--------------------------------
+
+Intel non-transparent bridge needs special BIOS setting. Since the PMD only
+supports intel skylake platform, introduce BIOS setting here. The referencce
+is https://www.intel.com/content/dam/support/us/en/documents/server-products/Intel_Xeon_Processor_Scalable_Family_BIOS_User_Guide.pdf
+
+- Set the needed PCIe port as NTB to NTB mode on both hosts.
+- Enable NTB bars and set bar size of bar 23 and bar 45 as 12-29 (2K-512M)
+  on both hosts. Note that bar size on both hosts should be the same.
+- Disable split bars for both hosts.
+- Set crosslink control override as DSD/USP on one host, USD/DSP on
+  another host.
+- Disable PCIe PII SSC (Spread Spectrum Clocking) for both hosts. This
+  is a hardware requirement.
+
+Build options
+-------------
+
+- ``CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_IFPGA_RAWDEV`` (default ``y``)
+
+   Toggle compilation of the ``ntb_rawdev`` driver.
diff --git a/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_19_08.rst b/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_19_08.rst
index 575c590d9..a4c41a8c1 100644
--- a/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_19_08.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_19_08.rst
@@ -72,6 +72,21 @@ New Features
   Added the new Shared Memory Packet Interface (``memif``) PMD.
   See the :doc:`../nics/memif` guide for more details on this new driver.
 
+* **Introduced NTB PMD.**
+
+  The PMD provided a non-transparent bridge between two separate hosts so
+  that they can communicate with each other. Thus, many user cases can
+  benefit from this, such as fault tolerance and visual acceleration.
+
+  This PMD implemented the following features:
+  * Handshake for device start and stop between two hosts.
+  * Memory allocation for the peer to access and read/write allocated
+    memory from peer.
+  * Use doorbell registers to notify the peer and share some information
+    by using scratchpad registers.
+
+  But the PMD hasn't implemented FIFO. The FIFO will come in 19.11 release.
+  And this PMD only supports intel skylake platform.
 
 Removed Items
 -------------
diff --git a/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/index.rst b/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/index.rst
index 2945be08f..f23f8f59e 100644
--- a/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/index.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/index.rst
@@ -58,3 +58,4 @@ Sample Applications User Guides
     fips_validation
     ipsec_secgw
     bbdev_app
+    ntb
diff --git a/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/ntb.rst b/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/ntb.rst
new file mode 100644
index 000000000..079242175
--- /dev/null
+++ b/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/ntb.rst
@@ -0,0 +1,47 @@
+..  SPDX-License-Identifier: BSD-3-Clause
+    Copyright(c) 2019 Intel Corporation.
+
+NTB Sample Application
+======================
+
+The ntb sample application shows how to use ntb rawdev driver.
+This sample provides interactive mode to transmit file between
+two hosts.
+
+Compiling the Application
+-------------------------
+
+To compile the sample application see :doc:`compiling`.
+
+The application is located in the ``ntb`` sub-directory.
+
+Running the Application
+-----------------------
+
+The application requires an available core for each port, plus one.
+The only available options are the standard ones for the EAL:
+
+.. code-block:: console
+
+    ./build/ntb_fwd -c 0xf -n 6 -- -i
+
+Refer to the *DPDK Getting Started Guide* for general information on
+running applications and the Environment Abstraction Layer (EAL)
+options.
+
+Using the application
+---------------------
+
+The application is console-driven using the cmdline DPDK interface:
+
+.. code-block:: console
+
+        ntb>
+
+From this interface the available commands and descriptions of what
+they do as as follows:
+
+* ``send [filepath]``: Send file to the peer host.
+* ``receive [filepath]``: Receive file to [filepath]. Need the peer
+  to send file successfully first.
+* ``quit``: Exit program
-- 
2.17.1



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