[ipxe-devel] Support for newer Solarflare NICs

Christian Nilsson nikize at gmail.com
Thu Dec 15 21:11:11 GMT 2016


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Try to use one of the latest drivers, the ones for USB is among the
latest to have been added.

On Thu, Dec 15, 2016 at 7:37 PM, Martin Habets <mhabets at solarflare.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> We are starting to work on iPXE support for our newer Solarflare adapters, so we can deprecate gPXE
> in time. Our approach would be to support the latest series initially, and add earlier hardware
> if needed.
> The newer adapters would be supported using a new driver, and I have some general questions
> regarding this:
>
> 1. Are there any specific coding standard to comply with? The current code uses the Linux kernel coding
>    style. Is that acceptable?
> 2. My current thinking is to put the new driver in a directory src/drivers/net/sfc. Would that be ok?
> 3. Some web pages like http://ipxe.org/appnote/hardware_drivers mention a legacy_api. I would like to
>    avoid using a legacy API, but do not know what it is. Can anybody explain it please?
> 4. Any other hints/tips/guidelines for a new driver?
> 5. Given the distinguished author of the etherfabric driver :) I am not keen to remove it. We think there
>    are still a few Falcon users out there, but have not had any PXE issues for years.
>
> Thanks,
> Martin
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