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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4 1/3] ixgbe, ixgbevf: Add new mbox API to enable MC promiscuous mode
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On Fri, 2015-04-10 at 01:04 +0000, Hiroshi Shimamoto wrote:
> From: Hiroshi Shimamoto <h-shimamoto@ct.jp.nec.com>
>
> The limitation of the number of multicast address for VF is not enough
> for the large scale server with SR-IOV feature.
> IPv6 requires the multicast MAC address for each IP address to handle
> the Neighbor Solicitation message.
> We couldn't assign over 30 IPv6 addresses to a single VF interface.
>
> The easy way to solve this is enabling multicast promiscuous mode.
> It is good to have a functionality to enable multicast promiscuous
> mode
> for each VF from VF driver.
>
> This patch introduces the new mbox API, IXGBE_VF_SET_MC_PROMISC, to
> enable/disable multicast promiscuous mode in VF. If multicast
> promiscuous mode is enabled the VF can receive all multicast packets.
>
> With this patch, the ixgbevf driver automatically enable multicast
> promiscuous mode when the number of multicast addresses is over than
> 30
> if possible.
>
> Signed-off-by: Hiroshi Shimamoto <h-shimamoto@ct.jp.nec.com>
> Reviewed-by: Hayato Momma <h-momma@ce.jp.nec.com>
> CC: Choi, Sy Jong <sy.jong.choi@intel.com>
> ---
> drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ixgbe/ixgbe.h | 1 +
> drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ixgbe/ixgbe_mbx.h | 2 +
> drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ixgbe/ixgbe_sriov.c | 76
> +++++++++++++++++++++++
> drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ixgbevf/ixgbevf_main.c | 3 +
> drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ixgbevf/mbx.h | 2 +
> drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ixgbevf/vf.c | 27 +++++++-
> drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ixgbevf/vf.h | 1 +
> 7 files changed, 111 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

Hiroshi, I have applied your 3 patch series to my queue.
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