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From: Adrian Moreno <amorenoz@redhat.com>
To: Maxime Coquelin <maxime.coquelin@redhat.com>,
	dev@dpdk.org, chenbo.xia@intel.com, david.marchand@redhat.com
Subject: Re: [dpdk-dev] [RFC 0/3] net/virtio: add vdpa device config support
Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2021 09:28:56 +0200
Message-ID: <bfa125f6-6426-6c4c-c197-80959d99a8df@redhat.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210318223526.168614-1-maxime.coquelin@redhat.com>

On 3/18/21 11:35 PM, Maxime Coquelin wrote:
> This patch adds vDPA device config space requests support.
> For now, it only adds MAC address get and set. It may be
> extended in next revision to support other configs like
> link state.
> Regarding the MAC selection strategy, if devargs MAC address
> is set by the user and valid, the driver tries to store it
> in the device config space, then it reads the MAC address
> back from the device config, which will be used. If not set
> in devargs or invalid, it tries to read it from the device.
> If it fails, a random MAC will be used.
> I'm interrested to know your feedback on this strategy.

In general, I think it's a reasonable strategy. Once we have cq support, things
will be a bit easier.

Some questions:
How should we interpret failure to configure the mac (i.e: after set and get,
they still don't match)? Should we fail virtio_user_dev_init if the
configuration provided by devargs is not successfully applied?

Should a zero mac be treated differntly as qemu does? [1]


> It has been tested with vDPA simulator, which only supports
> getting the MAC address, and witch CX6 which supports neither
> getting or setting MAC address (and so devarg or random MAC is
> used). IFCVF driver seems to support both getting and setting
> the MAC, I have a try with it before next revision.

Does cx6 negotiate VIRTIO_NET_F_MAC?

> Maxime Coquelin (3):
>   net/virtio: keep device and frontend features separated
>   net/virtio: add device config support to vDPA
>   net/virtio: add MAC device config getter and setter
>  drivers/net/virtio/virtio_user/vhost.h        |  3 +
>  drivers/net/virtio/virtio_user/vhost_vdpa.c   | 69 +++++++++++++++
>  .../net/virtio/virtio_user/virtio_user_dev.c  | 88 +++++++++++++++----
>  .../net/virtio/virtio_user/virtio_user_dev.h  |  2 +
>  drivers/net/virtio/virtio_user_ethdev.c       | 12 ++-
>  5 files changed, 151 insertions(+), 23 deletions(-)

Adrián Moreno

  parent reply	other threads:[~2021-04-16  7:29 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 11+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-03-18 22:35 Maxime Coquelin
2021-03-18 22:35 ` [dpdk-dev] [RFC 1/3] net/virtio: keep device and frontend features separated Maxime Coquelin
2021-03-18 22:35 ` [dpdk-dev] [RFC 2/3] net/virtio: add device config support to vDPA Maxime Coquelin
2021-03-18 22:35 ` [dpdk-dev] [RFC 3/3] net/virtio: add MAC device config getter and setter Maxime Coquelin
2021-04-16  9:27   ` Adrian Moreno
2021-04-19  6:24   ` Xia, Chenbo
2021-06-03 14:28     ` Maxime Coquelin
2021-06-08  5:29       ` Xia, Chenbo
2021-06-08  6:22         ` Maxime Coquelin
2021-04-16  7:28 ` Adrian Moreno [this message]
2021-04-16  8:10   ` [dpdk-dev] [RFC 0/3] net/virtio: add vdpa device config support Maxime Coquelin

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