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authorDonald Dutile <ddutile@redhat.com>2012-11-27 22:31:37 -0500
committerBjorn Helgaas <bhelgaas@google.com>2012-11-28 11:25:47 -0700
commit2597ba763fc44e247e462177abfe92d95bc5e6d5 (patch)
tree7d971907328ceb025fc079fba4ce2b73c442b70d /Documentation/PCI
parent1452cd76a97bf7b93a015586dcabc73fd935e692 (diff)
PCI: SRIOV control and status via sysfs (documentation)
Add documentation of new sysfs files and new pci_driver SRIOV configuration interface. [bhelgaas: changelog] Signed-off: Donald Dutile <ddutile@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: Bjorn Helgaas <bhelgaas@google.com>
Diffstat (limited to 'Documentation/PCI')
-rw-r--r--Documentation/PCI/pci-iov-howto.txt48
1 files changed, 44 insertions, 4 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/PCI/pci-iov-howto.txt b/Documentation/PCI/pci-iov-howto.txt
index fc73ef5d65b8..cfaca7e69893 100644
--- a/Documentation/PCI/pci-iov-howto.txt
+++ b/Documentation/PCI/pci-iov-howto.txt
@@ -2,6 +2,9 @@
Copyright (C) 2009 Intel Corporation
Yu Zhao <yu.zhao@intel.com>
+ Update: November 2012
+ -- sysfs-based SRIOV enable-/disable-ment
+ Donald Dutile <ddutile@redhat.com>
1. Overview
@@ -24,10 +27,21 @@ real existing PCI device.
2.1 How can I enable SR-IOV capability
-The device driver (PF driver) will control the enabling and disabling
-of the capability via API provided by SR-IOV core. If the hardware
-has SR-IOV capability, loading its PF driver would enable it and all
-VFs associated with the PF.
+Multiple methods are available for SR-IOV enablement.
+In the first method, the device driver (PF driver) will control the
+enabling and disabling of the capability via API provided by SR-IOV core.
+If the hardware has SR-IOV capability, loading its PF driver would
+enable it and all VFs associated with the PF. Some PF drivers require
+a module parameter to be set to determine the number of VFs to enable.
+In the second method, a write to the sysfs file sriov_numvfs will
+enable and disable the VFs associated with a PCIe PF. This method
+enables per-PF, VF enable/disable values versus the first method,
+which applies to all PFs of the same device. Additionally, the
+PCI SRIOV core support ensures that enable/disable operations are
+valid to reduce duplication in multiple drivers for the same
+checks, e.g., check numvfs == 0 if enabling VFs, ensure
+numvfs <= totalvfs.
+The second method is the recommended method for new/future VF devices.
2.2 How can I use the Virtual Functions
@@ -40,13 +54,22 @@ requires device driver that is same as a normal PCI device's.
3.1 SR-IOV API
To enable SR-IOV capability:
+(a) For the first method, in the driver:
int pci_enable_sriov(struct pci_dev *dev, int nr_virtfn);
'nr_virtfn' is number of VFs to be enabled.
+(b) For the second method, from sysfs:
+ echo 'nr_virtfn' > \
+ /sys/bus/pci/devices/<DOMAIN:BUS:DEVICE.FUNCTION>/sriov_numvfs
To disable SR-IOV capability:
+(a) For the first method, in the driver:
void pci_disable_sriov(struct pci_dev *dev);
+(b) For the second method, from sysfs:
+ echo 0 > \
+ /sys/bus/pci/devices/<DOMAIN:BUS:DEVICE.FUNCTION>/sriov_numvfs
To notify SR-IOV core of Virtual Function Migration:
+(a) In the driver:
irqreturn_t pci_sriov_migration(struct pci_dev *dev);
3.2 Usage example
@@ -88,6 +111,22 @@ static void dev_shutdown(struct pci_dev *dev)
...
}
+static int dev_sriov_configure(struct pci_dev *dev, int numvfs)
+{
+ if (numvfs > 0) {
+ ...
+ pci_enable_sriov(dev, numvfs);
+ ...
+ return numvfs;
+ }
+ if (numvfs == 0) {
+ ....
+ pci_disable_sriov(dev);
+ ...
+ return 0;
+ }
+}
+
static struct pci_driver dev_driver = {
.name = "SR-IOV Physical Function driver",
.id_table = dev_id_table,
@@ -96,4 +135,5 @@ static struct pci_driver dev_driver = {
.suspend = dev_suspend,
.resume = dev_resume,
.shutdown = dev_shutdown,
+ .sriov_configure = dev_sriov_configure,
};

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