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SubjectRe: [PATCH 4/4 v2] PCI: document the change
On Mon, 1 Sep 2008 19:21:06 +0800 Zhao, Yu wrote:

> Complete the hotplug ABI document, and add SR-IOV HOWTO.
>
> Signed-off-by: Yu Zhao <yu.zhao@intel.com>
> Signed-off-by: Eddie Dong <eddie.dong@intel.com>
>
> ---
> Documentation/ABI/testing/sysfs-bus-pci | 67 ++++++++++++
> Documentation/DocBook/kernel-api.tmpl | 3 +
> Documentation/PCI/pci-iov-howto.txt | 177 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> 3 files changed, 247 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
> create mode 100644 Documentation/PCI/pci-iov-howto.txt

> diff --git a/Documentation/PCI/pci-iov-howto.txt b/Documentation/PCI/pci-iov-howto.txt
> new file mode 100644
> index 0000000..147e80f
> --- /dev/null
> +++ b/Documentation/PCI/pci-iov-howto.txt
> @@ -0,0 +1,177 @@
> + PCI Express Single Root I/O Virtualization HOWTO
> + Copyright (C) 2008 Intel Corporation
> + Yu Zhao <yu.zhao@intel.com>
> +
> +
> +1. Overview
> +
> +1.1 What is SR-IOV
> +

...

> +
> +1.2 What is ARI
> +

...

> +
> +
> +2. User Guide
> +
> +2.1 How can I manage SR-IOV
> +
> +If a device supports SR-IOV, then there should be some entires under

entries

> +/sys/bus/pci/slots/. The names of the entires are XXXX:BB:DD.F-iov-NNNN,

entries

> +where the first part (XXXX:BB:DD.F) is the domain, bus, device and function
> +number of the device, and the third part (NNNN) is the index of a Virtual
> +Function. There are three files under the entry: power, param and address.
> + - Writing 1 to the "power" will enable the Virtual Function,
> + and 0 will disable the Virtual Function; Reading it will get
> + status of the Virtual Function.
> + - Reading the "address" will get the bus, device and function
> + number of the Virtual Function.
> + - The "param" is the device specific parameters which may be
> + used by the Physical or Virtual Functions drivers.
> +
> +2.2 How can I use Virtual Functions
> +
> +Virtual Functions is treated as hot-plugged PCI devices in the kernel,

are

> +so they should be able to work in the same way as real PCI devices.
> +NOTE: Virtual Function device driver must be loaded to make it work.
> +
> +
> +3. Developer Guide
> +
> +3.1 SR-IOV APIs
> +

...

> +3.2 Usage example
> +

...

> +
> +#ifdef CONFIG_PM
> +/*
> + * If the device supports the power management, then the SR-IOV
> + * may be disabled before the adapter goes to sleep, because
> + * Virtual Functions may not work when the adapter is in the\

drop trailing '\'

> + * power-saving mode.
> + * The SR-IOV can be enabled again after the adapter wakes up.
> + */

---
~Randy
Linux Plumbers Conference, 17-19 September 2008, Portland, Oregon USA
http://linuxplumbersconf.org/


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