On 4/13/2018 3:52 PM, Stokes, Ian wrote:
> Hi all,
> Currently it's the case that for some NICs (e.g. igb driver or ixgbe driver 
> based), scatter_rx needs to be enabled explicitly in the case where it was 
> not configured before.
> A patch submitted for ovs-dpdk proposes to check that the 
> DEV_RX_OFFLOAD_SCATTER flag is present in rte_ethdev_info.rx_offload_capa 
> before setting scatter_rx.
> https://mail.openvswitch.org/pipermail/ovs-dev/2018-April/345901.html
> While testing igb and ixgbe devices I spotted the DEV_RX_OFFLOAD_SCATTER flag 
> is not set in rx_offload_capa.
> As these devices require scatter_rx, should the scatter_rx flag be set for 
> them as part of the eth_igb_infos_get() for igb and ixgbe_dev_info_get for 
> ixgbe?

I agree, since that offload is supported by PMD, should be in capability flag.
Would you mind sending a patch for it, we can continue to discuss on it?


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