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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/16 v6] PCI: Linux kernel SR-IOV support
    Greg KH wrote:
    > On Wed, Oct 22, 2008 at 04:38:09PM +0800, Yu Zhao wrote:
    >> 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.
    > Is there any actual users of this API around yet? How was it tested as
    > there is no hardware to test on? Which drivers are going to have to be
    > rewritten to take advantage of this new interface?

    Yes, the API is used by Intel, HP, NextIO and some other anonymous
    companies as they rise questions and send me feedback. I haven't seen
    their works but I guess some of drivers using SR-IOV API are going to be
    released soon.

    My test was done with Intel 82576 Gigabit Ethernet Controller. The
    product brief is at and the spec
    is available at


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