[v2 00/11] Freescale DPAA QBMan Drivers

Scott Wood scottwood at freescale.com
Tue Aug 25 08:33:10 AEST 2015

On Wed, 2015-08-12 at 16:14 -0400, Roy Pledge wrote:
> The Freescale Data Path Acceleration Architecture (DPAA) is a set of 
> hardware components on specific QorIQ multicore processors. This 
> architecture provides the infrastructure to support simplified sharing of 
> networking interfaces and accelerators by multiple CPU cores and the 
> accelerators.
> The Queue Manager (QMan) is a hardware queue management block that allows 
> software and accelerators on the datapath to enqueue and dequeue frames in 
> order to communicate.
> The Buffer Manager (BMan) is a hardware buffer pool management block that 
> allows software and accelerators on the datapath to acquire and release 
> buffers in order to build frames.
> This patch set introduces the QBMan driver code that configures initializes 
> the QBMan hardware and provides APIs for software to use the frame queues 
> and buffer pools the blocks provide. These drivers provide the base 
> fuctionality for software to communicate with the other DPAA accelerators 
> on Freescale QorIQ processors.
> Changes from v1:
>       - Cleanup Kconfig options
>       - Changed base QMan and BMan drivers to only be buit in.
>         Will add loadable support in future patch

CONFIG_FSL_BMAN is tristate -- is it not expected to work if you select 'm'?

>       - Replace panic() call with WARN_ON()

panic() is still there.

> >       - Replaced PowerPC specific IO accessors with platform independent versions

PowerPC accessors, and other PPC-specfic things like cache flushing and 
memory barriers, are still there.


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