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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 08/21] fpga: add Intel FPGA DFL PCIe device
On Mon, Nov 27, 2017 at 9:15 PM, Wu Hao <hao.wu@intel.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 27, 2017 at 10:28:04AM +0000, David Laight wrote:
>> From: Wu Hao
>> > Sent: 27 November 2017 06:42
>> > From: Zhang Yi <yi.z.zhang@intel.com>
>> >
>> > The Intel FPGA device appears as a PCIe device on the system. This patch
>> > implements the basic framework of the driver for Intel PCIe device which
>> > is located between CPU and Accelerated Function Units (AFUs), and has
>> > the Device Feature List (DFL) implemented in its MMIO space.
>>
>> This ought to have a better name than 'Intel FPGA'.
>> An fpga can be used for all sorts of things, this looks like
>> a very specific architecture using a common VHDL environment to
>> allow certain types of user VHDL be accessed over PCIe.
>
> Hi David
>
> This patch adds a pcie device driver for Intel FPGA devices which implements
> the DFL, e.g Intel Server Platform with In-package FPGA and Intel FPGA PCIe
> Acceleration Cards. They are pcie devices, and all have DFL implemented in
> the MMIO space, so we would like to use one kernel driver to handle them.
>
> With this full patchset, it just provides user the interfaces to configure
> and access the FPGA accelerators on Intel DFL based FPGA devices. For sure,
> users can develop and build their own logics via tools provided by Intel,
> program them to accelerators on these Intel FPGA devices, and access them
> for their workloads.

I don't see anything Intel specific here. This could all be named dfl-*

Alan

>
> Thanks
> Hao

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