[ipxe-devel] [PATCH] [ixgbevf] Add ixgbevf driver

Bernhard Kohl bernhard.kohl at gmx.net
Fri Jan 11 22:29:30 GMT 2013


Robin Smidsrød <robin at ...> writes:

> 
> On 09.01.2013 18:51, Bernhard Kohl wrote:
> > Am 13.12.2012 14:26, schrieb Bernhard Kohl:
> >> From: Hermann Huy <hermann.huy at ...>
> >>
> >> Driver for Intel 82599 based virtual functions.
> >>
> >> Based on Intel's open source driver ixgbevf-2.6.2, available at:
> >> http://sourceforge.net/projects/e1000
> >>
> >> Based on iPXE's igbvf driver, file igbvf_main.c.
> >>
> >> Signed-off-by: Hermann Huy <hermann.huy at ...>
> >> Signed-off-by: Bernhard Kohl <bernhard.kohl at ...>

> >>
> > Did anybody already look at this and 2 more patches
> > I posted on Dec. 12th?
> 
> I always thought that the ixgbevf was already supported by the intel
> driver. Is it not? And if it is not, isn't it easier to tweak the intel
> driver to include the necessary configuration bits, or is it a
> completely different architecture?
> 
Also Intel has separate Linux drivers for the physical (igb, ixgbe) and
virtual functions (igbvf, ixgbevf). Until now only the ixgbevf exists for
iPXE. The PF and VF drivers are rather different. So we followed the
approach as used for the existing drivers.

Bernhard



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