[dpdk-dev] [PATCH v5 1/5] ethdev: add firmware version get

Stephen Hemminger stephen at networkplumber.org
Mon Jan 9 18:23:16 CET 2017


On Mon, 9 Jan 2017 10:01:40 +0000
Remy Horton <remy.horton at intel.com> wrote:

> On 09/01/2017 07:16, Yang, Qiming wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Stephen Hemminger [mailto:stephen at networkplumber.org]  
> [..]
> >>  void
> >> +rte_eth_dev_fw_version_get(uint8_t port_id, char *fw_version, int
> >> +fw_length) {
> >> +	struct rte_eth_dev *dev;
> >> +
> >> +	RTE_ETH_VALID_PORTID_OR_RET(port_id);
> >> +	dev = &rte_eth_devices[port_id];
> >> +
> >> +	RTE_FUNC_PTR_OR_RET(*dev->dev_ops->fw_version_get);
> >> +	(*dev->dev_ops->fw_version_get)(dev, fw_version, fw_length); }  
> >
> > Maybe dev argument to fw_version_get should be:
> >    const struct rte_eth_dev *dev
> > Qiming: do you means the argument to ops fw_version_get?
> > why should add 'const'? both two are OK, but we usually use struct rte_eth_dev *dev.  
> 
> Does seem a bit odd to me as I don't think any of the other rte_dev_ops 
> entrypoints use const. Maybe they should but if that's now policy (I've 
> been under a rock recently) probably better to do them all in a seperate 
> cleanup patchset..

DPDK is somewhat lazy about using const.


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