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[dpdk-dev,v2] doc: add fm10k driver

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Chen, Jing D Dec. 10, 2015, 7 a.m. UTC
From: "Chen Jing D(Mark)" <jing.d.chen@intel.com>

This documentation covers introdutions and limitations on Intel
FM10000 series products.

Signed-off-by: Chen Jing D(Mark) <jing.d.chen@intel.com>
---

v2 changes:
 - sync with latest repo.
 - Fix some format and syntax issues.
 - Add descriptions on Testpoint.
 
 doc/guides/nics/fm10k.rst |   67 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 doc/guides/nics/index.rst |    1 +
 2 files changed, 68 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
 create mode 100644 doc/guides/nics/fm10k.rst

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Mcnamara, John Dec. 10, 2015, 10:21 a.m. UTC | #1
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chen, Jing D
> Sent: Thursday, December 10, 2015 7:00 AM
> To: dev@dpdk.org
> Cc: Mcnamara, John; Chen, Jing D
> Subject: [PATCH v2] doc: add fm10k driver
> 
> From: "Chen Jing D(Mark)" <jing.d.chen@intel.com>
> 
> This documentation covers introdutions and limitations on Intel
> FM10000 series products.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Chen Jing D(Mark) <jing.d.chen@intel.com>

Acked-by: John McNamara <john.mcnamara@intel.com>
Thomas Monjalon Dec. 13, 2015, 11:40 p.m. UTC | #2
> > From: "Chen Jing D(Mark)" <jing.d.chen@intel.com>
> > 
> > This documentation covers introdutions and limitations on Intel
> > FM10000 series products.
> > 
> > Signed-off-by: Chen Jing D(Mark) <jing.d.chen@intel.com>
> 
> Acked-by: John McNamara <john.mcnamara@intel.com>

Applied, thanks
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diff --git a/doc/guides/nics/fm10k.rst b/doc/guides/nics/fm10k.rst
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..4206b7f
--- /dev/null
+++ b/doc/guides/nics/fm10k.rst
@@ -0,0 +1,67 @@ 
+..  BSD LICENSE
+    Copyright(c) 2015 Intel Corporation. All rights reserved.
+    All rights reserved.
+
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+
+FM10K Poll Mode Driver
+======================
+
+The FM10K poll mode driver library provides support for the Intel FM10000
+(FM10K) family of 40GbE/100GbE adapters.
+
+
+Limitations
+-----------
+
+
+Switch manager
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+
+The Intel FM10000 family of NICs integrate a hardware switch and multiple host
+interfaces. The FM10000 PMD driver only manages host interfaces. For the
+switch component another switch driver has to be loaded prior to to the
+FM10000 PMD driver.  The switch driver can be acquired for Intel support or
+from the `Match Interface <https://github.com/match-interface>`_ project.
+Only Testpoint is validated with DPDK, the latest version that has been
+validated with DPDK2.2 is 4.1.6.
+
+CRC striping
+~~~~~~~~~~~~
+
+The FM10000 family of NICs strip the CRC for every packets coming into the
+host interface.  So, CRC will be stripped even when the
+``rxmode.hw_strip_crc`` member is set to 0 in ``struct rte_eth_conf``.
+
+
+Maximum packet length
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+
+The FM10000 family of NICS support a maximum of a 15K jumbo frame. The value
+is fixed and cannot be changed. So, even when the ``rxmode.max_rx_pkt_len``
+member of ``struct rte_eth_conf`` is set to a value lower than 15364, frames
+up to 15364 bytes can still reach the host interface.
diff --git a/doc/guides/nics/index.rst b/doc/guides/nics/index.rst
index 7bf2938..4f2cc6c 100644
--- a/doc/guides/nics/index.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/nics/index.rst
@@ -51,6 +51,7 @@  Network Interface Controller Drivers
     virtio
     vmxnet3
     pcap_ring
+    fm10k
 
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