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    Subject[PATCH 0/13 v7] PCI: Linux kernel SR-IOV support
    Greetings,

    Following patches are intended to support SR-IOV capability in the
    Linux kernel. With these patches, people can turn a PCI device with
    the capability into multiple ones from software perspective, which
    will benefit KVM and achieve other purposes such as QoS, security,
    and etc.

    The Physical Function and Virtual Function drivers using the SR-IOV
    APIs will come soon!

    Major changes from v6 to v7:
    1, remove boot-time resource rebalancing support. (Greg KH)
    2, emit uevent upon the PF driver is loaded. (Greg KH)
    3, put SR-IOV callback function into the 'pci_driver'. (Matthew Wilcox)
    4, register SR-IOV service at the PF loading stage.
    5, remove unnecessary APIs (pci_iov_enable/disable).

    ---

    [PATCH 1/13 v7] PCI: enhance pci_ari_enabled()
    [PATCH 2/13 v7] PCI: remove unnecessary arg of pci_update_resource()
    [PATCH 3/13 v7] PCI: define PCI resource names in an 'enum'
    [PATCH 4/13 v7] PCI: remove unnecessary condition check in pci_restore_bars()
    [PATCH 5/13 v7] PCI: export __pci_read_base()
    [PATCH 6/13 v7] PCI: make pci_alloc_child_bus() be able to handle NULL bridge
    [PATCH 7/13 v7] PCI: add a new function to map BAR offset
    [PATCH 8/13 v7] PCI: cleanup pci_bus_add_devices()
    [PATCH 9/13 v7] PCI: split a new function from pci_bus_add_devices()
    [PATCH 10/13 v7] PCI: support the SR-IOV capability
    [PATCH 11/13 v7] PCI: reserve bus range for SR-IOV device
    [PATCH 12/13 v7] PCI: document the SR-IOV sysfs entries
    [PATCH 13/13 v7] PCI: document for SR-IOV user and developer

    Cc: Alex Chiang <achiang@hp.com>
    Cc: Bjorn Helgaas <bjorn.helgaas@hp.com>
    Cc: Grant Grundler <grundler@parisc-linux.org>
    Cc: Greg KH <greg@kroah.com>
    Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
    Cc: Jesse Barnes <jbarnes@virtuousgeek.org>
    Cc: Matthew Wilcox <matthew@wil.cx>
    Cc: Randy Dunlap <randy.dunlap@oracle.com>
    Cc: Roland Dreier <rdreier@cisco.com>
    Cc: Simon Horman <horms@verge.net.au>
    Cc: Yinghai Lu <yinghai@kernel.org>

    ---

    Single Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV) capability defined by PCI-SIG
    is intended to enable multiple system software to share PCI hardware
    resources. PCI device that supports this capability can be extended
    to one Physical Functions plus multiple Virtual Functions. Physical
    Function, which could be considered as the "real" PCI device, reflects
    the hardware instance and manages all physical resources. Virtual
    Functions are associated with a Physical Function and shares physical
    resources with the Physical Function.Software can control allocation of
    Virtual Functions via registers encapsulated in the capability structure.

    SR-IOV specification can be found at
    http://www.pcisig.com/members/downloads/specifications/iov/sr-iov1.0_11Sep07.pdf

    Devices that support SR-IOV are available from following vendors:
    http://download.intel.com/design/network/ProdBrf/320025.pdf
    http://www.netxen.com/products/chipsolutions/NX3031.html
    http://www.neterion.com/products/x3100.html



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