[dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 00/29] net/mlx4: restore PMD functionality

Ferruh Yigit ferruh.yigit at intel.com
Thu Oct 12 21:12:04 CEST 2017

On 10/12/2017 1:19 PM, Adrien Mazarguil wrote:
> This series restores all the control path functionality removed in prior
> series "net/mlx4: trim and refactor entire PMD", including:
> - Promiscuous mode.
> - All multicast mode.
> - MAC address configuration.
> - Support for multiple simultaneous MAC addresses.
> - Reception of broadcast and user-defined multicast traffic.
> - VLAN filters.
> - RSS.
> This rework also results in the following enhancements:
> - Support for multiple flow rule priorities (up to 4096).
> - Much more comprehensive error messages when failing to create or apply
>   flow rules.
> - Flow rules with the RSS action targeting disparate queues can now overlap
>   (as long as they take HW limitations into account).
> - RSS contexts can be created/destroyed on demand (they were previously
>   fixed once and for all after applying the first flow rule).
> - RSS hash key can be configured per context.
> - Rx objects have a smaller memory footprint.
> Note that it should be applied directly before the following series:
>  "new mlx4 datapath bypassing ibverbs"
> For which a new version based on top of this one will be submitted soon.
> v2 changes:
> - Moved new memory allocation wrappers from EAL into the mlx4 PMD.
> - Re-based on latest dpdk-next-net.
> Adrien Mazarguil (29):
>   ethdev: expose flow API error helper
>   net/mlx4: replace bit-field type
>   net/mlx4: remove Rx QP initializer function
>   net/mlx4: enhance header files comments
>   net/mlx4: expose support for flow rule priorities
>   net/mlx4: clarify flow objects naming scheme
>   net/mlx4: tidy up flow rule handling code
>   net/mlx4: compact flow rule error reporting
>   net/mlx4: add iovec-like allocation wrappers
>   net/mlx4: merge flow creation and validation code
>   net/mlx4: allocate drop flow resources on demand
>   net/mlx4: relax check on missing flow rule target
>   net/mlx4: refactor internal flow rules
>   net/mlx4: generalize flow rule priority support
>   net/mlx4: simplify trigger code for flow rules
>   net/mlx4: refactor flow item validation code
>   net/mlx4: add MAC addresses configuration support
>   net/mlx4: add VLAN filter configuration support
>   net/mlx4: add flow support for multicast traffic
>   net/mlx4: restore promisc and allmulti support
>   net/mlx4: update Rx/Tx callbacks consistently
>   net/mlx4: fix invalid errno value sign
>   net/mlx4: drop live queue reconfiguration support
>   net/mlx4: allocate queues and mbuf rings together
>   net/mlx4: convert Rx path to work queues
>   net/mlx4: remove unnecessary check
>   net/mlx4: add RSS flow rule action support
>   net/mlx4: disable UDP support in RSS flow rules
>   net/mlx4: add RSS support outside flow API

Series applied to dpdk-next-net/master, thanks.

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