[dpdk-dev] [PATCH] kni: remove ethtool support

Stephen Hemminger stephen at networkplumber.org
Fri May 24 18:46:16 CEST 2019


On Fri, 24 May 2019 17:29:22 +0100
Ferruh Yigit <ferruh.yigit at intel.com> wrote:

> From: Thomas Monjalon <thomas at monjalon.net>
> 
> Current design requires kernel drivers and they need to be probed by
> Linux up to some level so that they can be usable by DPDK for ethtool
> support, this requires maintaining the Linux drivers in DPDK.
> 
> Also ethtool support is limited and hard, if not impossible, to expand
> to other PMDs.
> 
> Since KNI ethtool support is not used commonly, if not used at all,
> removing the support for the sake of simplicity and maintenance.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Ferruh Yigit <ferruh.yigit at intel.com>

Acked-by: Stephen Hemminger <stephen at networkplumber.org>


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