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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 01/21] docs: fpga: add a document for Intel FPGA driver overview
On Mon, Dec 04, 2017 at 01:55:37PM -0600, Alan Tull wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 27, 2017 at 12:42 AM, Wu Hao <hao.wu@intel.com> wrote:
> > Add a document for Intel FPGA driver overview.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Enno Luebbers <enno.luebbers@intel.com>
> > Signed-off-by: Xiao Guangrong <guangrong.xiao@linux.intel.com>
> > Signed-off-by: Wu Hao <hao.wu@intel.com>
> > ----
> > v2: added FME fpga-mgr/bridge/region platform driver to driver organization.
> > updated open discussion per current implementation.
> > fixed some typos.
> > v3: use FPGA base region as container device instead of fpga-dev class.
> > split common enumeration code from pcie driver to functions exposed by
> > device feature list framework.
> > update FME performance reporting which supports both integrated (iperf/)
> > and discrete (dperf/) FPGA solutions.
> > ---
> > Documentation/fpga/intel-fpga.txt | 261 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> > 1 file changed, 261 insertions(+)
> > create mode 100644 Documentation/fpga/intel-fpga.txt
> >
> > diff --git a/Documentation/fpga/intel-fpga.txt b/Documentation/fpga/intel-fpga.txt
> > new file mode 100644
> > index 0000000..0754733
> > --- /dev/null
> > +++ b/Documentation/fpga/intel-fpga.txt
> > @@ -0,0 +1,261 @@
> > +===============================================================================
> > + Intel FPGA driver Overview
>
> This doesn't look Intel specific to me. This could all be 'DFL FPGA Framework'

Sure, will rename this doc to dfl-fpga.txt in the next version as we plan to rename
the pcie driver to dfl-pci per your comments on the patch #8, there is no reason to
keep it in this doc as all drivers will be dfl-* in the next version. :)

>
> > +-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> > + Enno Luebbers <enno.luebbers@intel.com>
> > + Xiao Guangrong <guangrong.xiao@linux.intel.com>
> > + Wu Hao <hao.wu@intel.com>
> > +
> > +The Intel FPGA driver provides interfaces for userspace applications to
> > +configure, enumerate, open, and access FPGA accelerators on platforms equipped
> > +with Intel(R) FPGA PCIe based solutions and enables system level management
> > +functions such as FPGA reconfiguration, power management, and virtualization.
> > +
> > +HW Architecture
> > +===============
> > +From the OS's point of view, the FPGA hardware appears as a regular PCIe device.
> > +The FPGA device memory is organized using a predefined data structure (Device
> > +Feature List). Features supported by the particular FPGA device are exposed
> > +through these data structures, as illustrated below:
> > +
> > + +-------------------------------+ +-------------+
> > + | PF | | VF |
> > + +-------------------------------+ +-------------+
> > + ^ ^ ^ ^
> > + | | | |
> > ++-----|------------|---------|--------------|-------+
> > +| | | | | |
> > +| +-----+ +-------+ +-------+ +-------+ |
> > +| | FME | | Port0 | | Port1 | | Port2 | |
> > +| +-----+ +-------+ +-------+ +-------+ |
> > +| ^ ^ ^ |
> > +| | | | |
> > +| +-------+ +------+ +-------+ |
> > +| | AFU | | AFU | | AFU | |
> > +| +-------+ +------+ +-------+ |
> > +| |
> > +| FPGA PCIe Device |
> > ++---------------------------------------------------+
> > +
> > +The driver supports PCIe SR-IOV to create virtual functions (VFs) which can be
> > +used to assign individual accelerators to virtual machines.
> > +
> > +FME (FPGA Management Engine)
> > +============================
> > +The FPGA Management Engine performs power and thermal management, error
> > +reporting, reconfiguration, performance reporting for integrated and discrete
> > +solution, and other infrastructure functions. Each FPGA has one FME, which is
> > +always accessed through the physical function (PF).
> > +
> > +User-space applications can acquire exclusive access to the FME using open(),
> > +and release it using close().
> > +
> > +The following functions are exposed through ioctls:
> > +
> > + Get driver API version (FPGA_GET_API_VERSION)
> > + Check for extensions (FPGA_CHECK_EXTENSION)
> > + Assign port to PF (FPGA_FME_PORT_ASSIGN)
> > + Release port from PF (FPGA_FME_PORT_RELEASE)
> > + Program bitstream (FPGA_FME_PORT_PR)
> > +
> > +More functions are exposed through sysfs
> > +(/sys/class/fpga_region/regionX/fpga-dfl-fme.n/):
>
> I see that /sys/class/fpga/* has changed to /sys/class/fpga_region/*
> now as requested (thanks!). It looks like it ended up being pretty
> straightforward (so far, just diffing this doc with the previous v2).

Thanks for the suggestion on using fpga base region. :)

Hao

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