2 Replies Latest reply: Aug 12, 2012 10:23 PM by vaishali RSS

ixgbe can have a single driver for both PF and VF

vaishali Community Member
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Hi,

 

I am curious to know the Implementaion of the kernel driver approach for ethernet.

 

In gigabit Ethernet controller PF is having the ixgbe driver and VF is having a seperate driver ixgbevf.

 

Queries:

1. Single kernel driver will be sufficient to maintain the PF and VF functionalities - since same driver can be loaded in the host and guest, with respective device ID the probe function will be called and it will enabled

2. or Is there any standards?

3. Any kernel Bugs for a single driver?

4. Any hypervisor changes to be done for single driver approach?

 

Thanks in advance


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