[Intel-wired-lan] [PATCH net-next v11 3/7] ixgbe: Add a RETA query command to VF-PF channel API

Jeff Kirsher jeffrey.t.kirsher at intel.com
Wed Apr 1 08:33:01 UTC 2015


On Wed, 2015-04-01 at 11:24 +0300, Vlad Zolotarov wrote:
> Add this new command for 82599 and x540 devices only. Support for
> other devices
> will be added later.
> 
> 82599 and x540 VFs and PF share the same RSS redirection table (RETA).
> Therefore we
> just return it for all VFs.
> 
> For 82599 and x540 RETA table is an array of 32 registers (128 bytes)
> and the maximum number of
> registers that may be delivered in a single VF-PF channel command is
> 15. On the other hand VFs
> of these devices can be configured to have up to 4 RSS queues.
> Therefore we will "compress"
> the RETA by transfering only 2 bits per entry and thereby it will take
> only 8 registers (DWORDS)
> to transfer the whole VF RETA.
> 
> Thus this patch does the following:
> 
>   - Adds a new API version (to specify a new commands set).
>   - Adds the IXGBE_VF_GET_RETA command to the VF-PF commands set.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Vlad Zolotarov <vladz at cloudius-systems.com>
> ---
> New in v11:
>    - Updated the patch description.
> 
> New in v10:
>    - Drop the PRSTYPE reading since it's VF that finally modifies it
> (via VFPSRTYPE)
>      and we will add the proper masking at the VF driver level.
>    - Return more self-explaining values.
> 
> New in v9:
>    - Reduce the support to 82599 and x540 devices only.
>    - Improvements in query RETA VF-PF command implementation:
>       - Use the cached RETA contents.
>       - Compress the mailbox message.
> 
> New in v5:
>    - Use the newly added netdev op to allow/prevent the RETA query on
> a per-VF basis.
> 
> New in v4:
>    - Deleted an empty line in ixgbe_get_vf_reta() switch-case.
> 
> New in v3:
>    - Pass the number of dwords and offset in RETA in the
> IXGBE_VF_GET_RETA request message.
>      This allows to reduce the added command set to a single command.
>    - Added a support for all devices supported by the ixgbe driver
> that have
>      SR-IOV functions support: 82599, x540 and x550. The original code
> supported
>      only 82599 and x540.
>    - Added the masking of the RETA entries according to the
> PSRTYPE[n].RQPL
>      value.
> 
> New in v1 (compared to RFC):
>    - Use "if-else" statement instead of a "switch-case" for a single
> option case
>      (in ixgbe_get_vf_reta()).
> ---
>  drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ixgbe/ixgbe_mbx.h   |  4 +++
>  drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ixgbe/ixgbe_sriov.c | 35
> ++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>  2 files changed, 39 insertions(+)

Thanks Vlad, applied to my queue.
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