[ovs-dev] [PATCH v1] netdev-dpdk: Fix flow control configuration.

Ilya Maximets i.maximets at samsung.com
Tue Sep 10 09:44:11 UTC 2019

On 10.09.2019 12:29, Ilya Maximets wrote:
> On 09.09.2019 14:39, Tomasz Konieczny wrote:
>> Currently OVS is unable to change flow control configuration in DPDK
>> because new settings are being overwritten by current settings
>> with rte_eth_dev_flow_ctrl_get(). The fix restores correct order
>> of operations and at the same time does not trigger error on devices
>> without flow control support when flow control not requested.
>> Fixes: d95a8d2b0bd6 ("netdev-dpdk: Fix flow control configuration.")
>> Signed-off-by: Tomasz Konieczny <tomaszx.konieczny at intel.com>
>> ---
> Hi Tomasz,
> Thanks for the fix!
> I agree that current code in master doesn't make any sense. :)
> It seems that no-one uses this functionality since it's broken
> for more than a year already.
> Fixes tag should point to the commit from master branch, so it
> should be:
> Fixes: 7e1de65e8dfb ("netdev-dpdk: Fix failure to configure flow control at netdev-init.")
> Regarding the fix itself:
> Can we just move following two lines:
>         dev->fc_conf.mode = fc_mode;
>         dev->fc_conf.autoneg = autoneg;
> below the rte_eth_dev_flow_ctrl_get() ?
> Current version of the patch will re-setup flow control on each call
> if it is not in initial state.

One more nit is that it's, probably, better to re-name this patch to be
more specific. Especially because we already have equally named patch
on other branch. (The patch still needs to have v2 in a subject prefix
with re-naming mentioned in a version history.)

> Best regards, Ilya Maximets.

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