[dpdk-dev] [PATCH v9 26/26] doc: update doc for VFD
wenzhuo.lu at intel.com
Fri Jan 13 07:53:21 CET 2017
Update the NIC doc and release note.
Signed-off-by: Wenzhuo Lu <wenzhuo.lu at intel.com>
doc/guides/nics/i40e.rst | 1 +
doc/guides/rel_notes/release_17_02.rst | 29 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
2 files changed, 30 insertions(+)
diff --git a/doc/guides/nics/i40e.rst b/doc/guides/nics/i40e.rst
index 5780268..dde59bf 100644
@@ -64,6 +64,7 @@ Features of the I40E PMD are:
- SR-IOV VF
- Hot plug
- IEEE1588/802.1AS timestamping
+- VF Daemon (VFD) - EXPERIMENTAL
diff --git a/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_17_02.rst b/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_17_02.rst
index cf11f6f..1326e6a 100644
@@ -47,6 +47,35 @@ New Features
A new network PMD which supports Solarflare SFN7xxx and SFN8xxx family
of 10/40 Gbps adapters has been added.
+* **Added VF Daemon (VFD) on i40e. - EXPERIMENTAL**
+ This's an experimental feature to enhance the capability of DPDK PF as many
+ VF management features are not supported by kernel driver PF.
+ Some new private APIs are implemented in PMD without abstrction layer.
+ They can be used directly by some users who have the need.
+ The new APIs to control VFs directly from PF include,
+ 1) set VF MAC anti-spoofing
+ 2) set VF VLAN anti-spoofing
+ 3) set TX loopback
+ 4) set VF unicast promiscuous mode
+ 5) set VF multicast promiscuous mode
+ 6) set VF MTU
+ 7) get/reset VF stats
+ 8) set VF MAC address
+ 9) set VF VLAN stripping
+ 10) VF VLAN insertion
+ 12) set VF broadcast mode
+ 13) set VF VLAN tag
+ 14) set VF VLAN filter
+ VFD also includes VF to PF mailbox message management by APP.
+ When PF receives mailbox messages from VF, PF should call the callback
+ provided by APP to know if they're permitted to be processed.
+ As an experimental feature, please aware it can be changed even removed
+ without prior notice.
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