[dpdk-dev] [PATCH 2/2] config: disable KNI ethtool by default
ferruh.yigit at intel.com
Tue Jan 17 20:00:51 CET 2017
On 1/17/2017 6:44 PM, Jay Rolette wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 12:01 PM, Ferruh Yigit <ferruh.yigit at intel.com
> <mailto:ferruh.yigit at intel.com>> wrote:
> KNI ethtool support (KNI control path) is not commonly used,
> and it tends to break the build with new version of the Linux kernel.
> KNI ethtool feature is disabled by default. KNI datapath is not effected
> from this update.
> It is possible to enable feature explicitly with config option:
> Signed-off-by: Ferruh Yigit <ferruh.yigit at intel.com
> <mailto:ferruh.yigit at intel.com>>
> Is there a test case somewhere to detect when it gets broken or is the
> intent to let it bit-rot unless someone enables that option and
> subsequently discovers it broken?
> I know we don't do this for every config option, but given the fact that
> this tends to get broken frequently, it seems riskier.
Agree this has risk to be forgotten/badly broken, I am sharing same concern.
But what happening was, even we fix DPDK for latest kernel, after DPDK
released, DPDK compilation sometimes broken with new coming kernels.
Since DPDK already released there is way to fix this, and this sometimes
hit people who won't use KNI ethtool at all.
KNI ethtool needs to be taken care by its users.
> config/common_linuxapp | 1 -
> 1 file changed, 1 deletion(-)
> diff --git a/config/common_linuxapp b/config/common_linuxapp
> index d4c4f0c..2483dfa 100644
> --- a/config/common_linuxapp
> +++ b/config/common_linuxapp
> @@ -38,7 +38,6 @@ CONFIG_RTE_EXEC_ENV_LINUXAPP=y
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