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

Ferruh Yigit ferruh.yigit at intel.com
Fri May 24 18:46:37 CEST 2019


On 5/24/2019 5:29 PM, Ferruh Yigit wrote:
> From: Thomas Monjalon <thomas at monjalon.net>

I don't know what I did wrong to manage this, I am sending a new version.

> 
> 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>
> ---
> Cc: Igor Ryzhov <iryzhov at nfware.com>
> Cc: Stephen Hemminger <stephen at networkplumber.org>

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