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net/iavf: deprecate i40evf pmd

Message ID 20210302061323.165998-1-robinx.zhang@intel.com (mailing list archive)
State Superseded
Delegated to: Qi Zhang
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Series net/iavf: deprecate i40evf pmd | expand


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Robin Zhang March 2, 2021, 6:13 a.m. UTC
Avf PMD was introduced from DPDK 18.02 to promote Intel Adaptive Virtual
Function with device ID is 0x1889 aligned with AVF public spec. At the
meanwhile, i40evf PMD was co-existed to support other existing device IDs
of i40e devices. So on i40e devices, iavf PMD can only run in the VM whose
hypervisor has emulated the VF’s device to 0x1889. At that time, linux
i40evf kernel driver covers device ID of i40e VF and 0x1889. Start from
ice, all the VFs will be AVF, that is to say their device ID is 0x1889.

Currently in i40e VF driver, when one new feature is added, DPDK SW need
to maintain two drivers even for one device. Validation team also need to
keep the behavior of those two drivers are the same.
Meanwhile, container deploy becomes more popular, and device ID cannot be
changed as there is no device emulate. So the user in container can only
use i40evf PMD on i40e devices, when upgrade to ice devices, driver should
be switched to iavf. That will break iavf continuity on i40e devices.
Also, one driver would force the developing the interface to be consistent
for customers using both i40e, ice and later products.

So, i40evf PMD is no need to maintain, as iavf will be used instead of

If the customers are using i40evf PMD on Intel 700 series NICs, when they
upgrade to latest DPDK SW, they do not need to modify device ID anymore.

Signed-off-by: Robin Zhang <robinx.zhang@intel.com>
 doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst | 6 ++++++
 drivers/common/iavf/iavf_devids.h    | 3 +++
 drivers/net/i40e/i40e_ethdev_vf.c    | 4 ----
 drivers/net/iavf/iavf_ethdev.c       | 6 ++++++
 4 files changed, 15 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)
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diff --git a/doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst b/doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst
index 82c1a90a3..069ab04e9 100644
--- a/doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst
@@ -125,3 +125,9 @@  Deprecation Notices
 * cmdline: ``cmdline`` structure will be made opaque to hide platform-specific
   content. On Linux and FreeBSD, supported prior to DPDK 20.11,
   original structure will be kept until DPDK 21.11.
+* i40e: As there are both i40evf and iavf pmd, the functions of them are
+  duplicated. And now more and more advanced features are developed on iavf.
+  To keep consistent with kernel driver's name
+  (https://patchwork.ozlabs.org/patch/970154/), i40evf is no need to maintain,
+  will use iavf to instead of i40evf in DPDK 21.11.
diff --git a/drivers/common/iavf/iavf_devids.h b/drivers/common/iavf/iavf_devids.h
index 722c2e4f4..5047525fc 100644
--- a/drivers/common/iavf/iavf_devids.h
+++ b/drivers/common/iavf/iavf_devids.h
@@ -13,5 +13,8 @@ 
 #define IAVF_DEV_ID_VF_HV		0x1571
 #define IAVF_DEV_ID_ADAPTIVE_VF		0x1889
 #define IAVF_DEV_ID_X722_VF		0x37CD
+#ifdef X722_A0_SUPPORT
+#define I40E_DEV_ID_X722_A0_VF          0x374D
 #endif /* _IAVF_DEVIDS_H_ */
diff --git a/drivers/net/i40e/i40e_ethdev_vf.c b/drivers/net/i40e/i40e_ethdev_vf.c
index 2909b4d89..fe8a86466 100644
--- a/drivers/net/i40e/i40e_ethdev_vf.c
+++ b/drivers/net/i40e/i40e_ethdev_vf.c
@@ -1164,10 +1164,6 @@  i40evf_del_vlan(struct rte_eth_dev *dev, uint16_t vlanid)
 static const struct rte_pci_id pci_id_i40evf_map[] = {
 	{ .vendor_id = 0, /* sentinel */ },
diff --git a/drivers/net/iavf/iavf_ethdev.c b/drivers/net/iavf/iavf_ethdev.c
index 4d3772202..3f656140e 100644
--- a/drivers/net/iavf/iavf_ethdev.c
+++ b/drivers/net/iavf/iavf_ethdev.c
@@ -127,6 +127,12 @@  static int iavf_set_mc_addr_list(struct rte_eth_dev *dev,
 static const struct rte_pci_id pci_id_iavf_map[] = {
+#ifdef X722_A0_SUPPORT
 	{ .vendor_id = 0, /* sentinel */ },