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From: Thomas Monjalon <thomas.monjalon@6wind.com>
To: "Zhang, Helin" <helin.zhang@intel.com>
Cc: dev@dpdk.org
Subject: Re: [dpdk-dev] [PATCH] i40e: prefer base driver naming
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2014 23:43:36 +0200
Message-ID: <1931363.gcsx5jFyDH@xps13> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <F35DEAC7BCE34641BA9FAC6BCA4A12E70A746880@SHSMSX104.ccr.corp.intel.com>

2014-06-24 15:32, Zhang, Helin:
> From: Thomas Monjalon [mailto:thomas.monjalon@6wind.com]
> > The PMD is built on top of the base driver which is provided by Intel and
> > shouldn't be modified to allow easy batch upgrade from Intel.
> > 
> > The base driver is a "shared code" between many projects. But in DPDK, the
> > "base driver" naming makes more sense.
> I prefer to keep the name of "shared code", and do not use "base driver". As
> "base driver" is used to indicate the top level of Linux/Windows/FreeBSD
> driver by our Network guys who provides us the shared code. If we do this
> change, that will get us confused during following development.

You are speaking about a code that we don't know and that doesn't matter in 
DPDK project.
You say using "base driver" is confusing you but it's what it is: a base 
driver for PMD one.
Furthermore, the name "shared code" is really confusing as it is shared with 
nothing else in DPDK. And it can be misunderstood as "code for shared 

> BTW, the names of "shared code" and "base driver" have been used for
> specific code part for a long time by our Network guys.

Wrong argument. We don't care about your Network guys here. We care about how 
contributors will dive into your code.

I can be wrong so I'd like to have opinions from other people (preferably 
outside of Intel ;).


      reply	other threads:[~2014-06-24 21:43 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2014-06-24  8:56 Thomas Monjalon
2014-06-24 15:32 ` Zhang, Helin
2014-06-24 21:43   ` Thomas Monjalon [this message]

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