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From: Thomas Monjalon <thomas@monjalon.net>
To: Sachin Saxena <sachin.saxena@nxp.com>,
	Hemant Agrawal <hemant.agrawal@nxp.com>
Cc: "dev@dpdk.org" <dev@dpdk.org>,
	Ferruh Yigit <ferruh.yigit@intel.com>,
	"techboard@dpdk.org" <techboard@dpdk.org>
Subject: Re: [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 1/8] net/dpaa: add support for fmlib in dpdk
Date: Mon, 20 Jul 2020 19:06:01 +0200
Message-ID: <5337642.iclhRcez8O@thomas> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <AM6PR04MB4456070B0D884576E7B6112D897B0@AM6PR04MB4456.eurprd04.prod.outlook.com>

20/07/2020 06:50, Hemant Agrawal:
> HI Thomas,
> 
> From: Thomas Monjalon <thomas@monjalon.net> 
> 17/07/2020 13:36, Ferruh Yigit:
> > On 7/11/2020 9:17 AM, Hemant Agrawal wrote:
> > > DPAA platorm MAC interface is known as FMAN i.e. Frame Manager.
> > > There are two ways to control it.
> > > 1. Statically configure the queues and classification rules before 
> > > the start of the application using FMC tool.
> > > 2. Dynamically configure it within application by making API calls 
> > > of fmlib.
> > > 
> > > The fmlib or Frame Manager library provides an API on top of the 
> > > Frame Manager driver ioctl calls, that provides a user space 
> > > application with a simple way to configure driver parameters and PCD 
> > > (parse - classify - distribute) rules.
> > > 
> > > This patch integrates the base fmlib so that various queue config, 
> > > RSS and classification related features can be supported on DPAA platform.
> > > 
> > > This base fmlib is shared across multiple project.
> > > - it is not following block comments style for doxygen and other 
> > > comments.
> > > - it usages camel case for naming.
> > > - it is not following the 80 char limits in code
> > > 
> > > Signed-off-by: Sachin Saxena <sachin.saxena@nxp.com>
> > > Signed-off-by: Hemant Agrawal <hemant.agrawal@nxp.com>
> > Series applied to dpdk-next-net/master, thanks.
> 
> >Sorry, this time I don't agree with Ferruh's decision of merging this series.
> 
> >Checkpatch is sending too many warnings.
> 
> [Hemant] The base codes, which are coming from common area was not originally meant for Linux.
> If we change the original starting code of it, the  the maintenance become very painful otherwise.
> 
> >But most importantly, the licensing has not been agreed in techboard and govboard.
> 
>  [Hemant] you are wrong here. Which license difference are you talking about? Standard licenses do not need techboard and govboard approval.
> /* SPDX-License-Identifier: (BSD-3-Clause OR GPL-2.0) is the approved license. It have been used in DPDK since long. 
> DPDK exception file states:
> Note that following licenses are not exceptions:-
> 	- BSD-3-Clause
> 	- Dual BSD-3-Clause OR GPL-2.0
> 	- Dual BSD-3-Clause OR LGPL-2.1
> 	- GPL-2.0  (*Only for kernel code*)
> Any base code which is shared among kernel and Userspace space - mostly likely will have this kind dual license only.
> Note: you don't add "Dual" word while stating SPDX string - it is implicit.

Indeed you're right it is not marked as an exception in license/exceptions.txt.
This is a discrepancy with the charter:
	https://www.dpdk.org/charter/
In section 6.i.iii:
"
A disjunctive licence choice of BSD-3-Clause OR GPL-2.0 or BSD-3-Clause OR LGPL-2.1 will be used for code that is shared between the kernel and userspace.
"
But we are not building a kernel module with this code,
as it is the case for KNI.

> > Why dropping this codebase in DPDK instead of pulling it as a dependency?
> > I don't like seeing DPDK becoming a pile of code duplicated from somewhere else.
> [Hemant] We are not using the library as it is and making some serious changes in the generic library to suit the DPDK use-case.
> So, it is not possible for us to use the *original* code of fmlib, which is public.

I don't understand.
Either you don't change the code, so you use the original one as a dependency,
or you change the code for DPDK use, so you can adapt it to DPDK.

> > I will drop this series from 20.08, waiting for a clear consensus.
> [Hemant] Why? 
> [Hemant] >Note: I don't remember having heard about such change before, especially not in the roadmap.
> [Hemant] So anyone not publishing a roadmap - you will not accept features?  

This is just a note explaining why I discover it so late.



  reply	other threads:[~2020-07-20 17:06 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 81+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-07-10 17:19 [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 1/9] net/dpaa: support Rxq and Txq info routines Hemant Agrawal
2020-07-10 17:19 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 2/9] net/dpaa: add support for fmlib in dpdk Hemant Agrawal
2020-07-10 17:19 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 3/9] net/dpaa: add VSP support in FMLIB Hemant Agrawal
2020-07-10 17:19 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 4/9] net/dpaa: add support for fmcless mode Hemant Agrawal
2020-07-10 17:19 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 5/9] bus/dpaa: add shared MAC support Hemant Agrawal
2020-07-10 17:19 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 6/9] bus/dpaa: add Virtual Storage Profile port init Hemant Agrawal
2020-07-10 17:19 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 7/9] net/dpaa: add support for Virtual Storage Profile Hemant Agrawal
2020-07-10 17:19 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 8/9] net/dpaa: add fmc parser support for VSP Hemant Agrawal
2020-07-10 17:19 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 9/9] net/dpaa: add RSS update func with FMCless Hemant Agrawal
2020-07-11  8:17 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 1/8] net/dpaa: add support for fmlib in dpdk Hemant Agrawal
2020-07-11  8:17   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 2/8] net/dpaa: add VSP support in FMLIB Hemant Agrawal
2020-07-11  8:17   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 3/8] net/dpaa: add support for fmcless mode Hemant Agrawal
2020-07-11  8:17   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 4/8] bus/dpaa: add shared MAC support Hemant Agrawal
2020-07-11  8:17   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 5/8] bus/dpaa: add Virtual Storage Profile port init Hemant Agrawal
2020-07-11  8:17   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 6/8] net/dpaa: add support for Virtual Storage Profile Hemant Agrawal
2020-07-11  8:17   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 7/8] net/dpaa: add fmc parser support for VSP Hemant Agrawal
2020-07-11  8:17   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 8/8] net/dpaa: add RSS update func with FMCless Hemant Agrawal
2020-07-17 11:36   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 1/8] net/dpaa: add support for fmlib in dpdk Ferruh Yigit
2020-07-19 20:10     ` Thomas Monjalon
2020-07-20  4:50       ` Hemant Agrawal
2020-07-20 17:06         ` Thomas Monjalon [this message]
2020-07-21  3:26           ` Hemant Agrawal
2020-07-20 18:42         ` Stephen Hemminger
2020-07-28 13:41         ` David Marchand
2020-07-29  6:39           ` Hemant Agrawal
2020-07-29 12:07             ` Thomas Monjalon
2020-07-29 14:33             ` Kevin Traynor
2020-07-20  9:51       ` Ferruh Yigit
2020-08-11 12:29   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4 " Hemant Agrawal
2020-08-11 12:29     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4 2/8] net/dpaa: add VSP support in FMLIB Hemant Agrawal
2020-08-11 12:29     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4 3/8] net/dpaa: add support for fmcless mode Hemant Agrawal
2020-08-11 12:29     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4 4/8] bus/dpaa: add shared MAC support Hemant Agrawal
2020-08-11 12:29     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4 5/8] bus/dpaa: add Virtual Storage Profile port init Hemant Agrawal
2020-08-11 12:29     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4 6/8] net/dpaa: add support for Virtual Storage Profile Hemant Agrawal
2020-08-11 12:30     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4 7/8] net/dpaa: add fmc parser support for VSP Hemant Agrawal
2020-08-11 12:30     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4 8/8] net/dpaa: add RSS update func with FMCless Hemant Agrawal
2020-08-13 18:01     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v5 1/8] net/dpaa: add support for fmlib in dpdk Hemant Agrawal
2020-08-13 18:01       ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v5 2/8] net/dpaa: add VSP support in FMLIB Hemant Agrawal
2020-08-13 18:01       ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v5 3/8] net/dpaa: add support for fmcless mode Hemant Agrawal
2020-08-13 18:01       ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v5 4/8] bus/dpaa: add shared MAC support Hemant Agrawal
2020-08-13 18:01       ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v5 5/8] bus/dpaa: add Virtual Storage Profile port init Hemant Agrawal
2020-08-13 18:01       ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v5 6/8] net/dpaa: add support for Virtual Storage Profile Hemant Agrawal
2020-08-13 18:01       ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v5 7/8] net/dpaa: add fmc parser support for VSP Hemant Agrawal
2020-08-13 18:01       ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v5 8/8] net/dpaa: add RSS update func with FMCless Hemant Agrawal
2020-08-26 13:54       ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v5 1/8] net/dpaa: add support for fmlib in dpdk Ferruh Yigit
2020-08-26 14:52         ` Ferruh Yigit
2020-08-26 17:06           ` Hemant Agrawal
2020-08-26 21:20             ` Ferruh Yigit
2020-09-01 12:36       ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v6 " Hemant Agrawal
2020-09-01 12:36         ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v6 2/8] net/dpaa: add VSP support in FMLIB Hemant Agrawal
2020-09-01 12:36         ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v6 3/8] net/dpaa: add support for fmcless mode Hemant Agrawal
2020-09-01 12:36         ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v6 4/8] bus/dpaa: add shared MAC support Hemant Agrawal
2020-09-01 12:36         ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v6 5/8] bus/dpaa: add Virtual Storage Profile port init Hemant Agrawal
2020-09-01 12:36         ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v6 6/8] net/dpaa: add support for Virtual Storage Profile Hemant Agrawal
2020-09-01 12:36         ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v6 7/8] net/dpaa: add fmc parser support for VSP Hemant Agrawal
2020-09-01 12:36         ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v6 8/8] net/dpaa: add RSS update func with FMCless Hemant Agrawal
2020-09-01 15:48         ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v6 1/8] net/dpaa: add support for fmlib in dpdk Ferruh Yigit
2020-09-02  5:15           ` Hemant Agrawal
2020-09-02 13:32             ` Ferruh Yigit
2020-09-03  3:24               ` Hemant Agrawal
2020-09-03 19:54                 ` Ferruh Yigit
2020-09-04  8:29         ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v7 1/7] net/dpaa: add VSP support in FMLIB Hemant Agrawal
2020-09-04  8:29           ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v7 2/7] net/dpaa: add support for fmcless mode Hemant Agrawal
2020-09-04  8:29           ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v7 3/7] bus/dpaa: add shared MAC support Hemant Agrawal
2020-09-04  8:29           ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v7 4/7] bus/dpaa: add Virtual Storage Profile port init Hemant Agrawal
2020-09-04  8:29           ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v7 5/7] net/dpaa: add support for Virtual Storage Profile Hemant Agrawal
2020-09-04  8:29           ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v7 6/7] net/dpaa: add fmc parser support for VSP Hemant Agrawal
2020-09-04  8:29           ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v7 7/7] net/dpaa: add RSS update func with FMCless Hemant Agrawal
2020-09-04  8:39           ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v8 1/8] net/dpaa: add support for fmlib in dpdk Hemant Agrawal
2020-09-04  8:39             ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v8 2/8] net/dpaa: add VSP support in FMLIB Hemant Agrawal
2020-09-04  8:39             ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v8 3/8] net/dpaa: add support for fmcless mode Hemant Agrawal
2020-09-04  8:39             ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v8 4/8] bus/dpaa: add shared MAC support Hemant Agrawal
2020-09-04  8:39             ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v8 5/8] bus/dpaa: add Virtual Storage Profile port init Hemant Agrawal
2020-09-04  8:39             ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v8 6/8] net/dpaa: add support for Virtual Storage Profile Hemant Agrawal
2020-09-04  8:39             ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v8 7/8] net/dpaa: add fmc parser support for VSP Hemant Agrawal
2020-09-04  8:39             ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v8 8/8] net/dpaa: add RSS update func with FMCless Hemant Agrawal
2020-09-04 12:51             ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v8 1/8] net/dpaa: add support for fmlib in dpdk Ferruh Yigit
2020-09-08  9:55               ` Ferruh Yigit
2020-09-08 10:19                 ` Thomas Monjalon
2020-09-08 12:10                   ` Ferruh Yigit
2020-09-09 11:16                     ` [dpdk-dev] [dpdk-ci] " Ferruh Yigit

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