Generally, I agree with you. But it's a little tricky.
There are different types of SR-IOV NICs and what will work for some vendor may 
be broken for another.
I think that both current SR-IOV networking flavors: Embedded switching (Intel, 
Mellanox) and Cisco VM-FEX should be verified for relevant nova patches.
What tests do you think it should run for nova side?

Thanks,
Irena

From: Gary Kotton [mailto:gkot...@vmware.com]
Sent: Wednesday, August 13, 2014 10:10 AM
To: Irena Berezovsky; OpenStack Development Mailing List (not for usage 
questions)
Subject: Re: [openstack-dev] [Nova] PCI support

Hi,
If I understand correctly the only way that this work is with nova and neutron 
running. My understanding would be to have the CI running with this as the 
configuration. I just think that this should be a prerequisite similar to 
having validations of virtualization drivers.
Does that make sense?
Thanks
Gary

From: Irena Berezovsky <ire...@mellanox.com<mailto:ire...@mellanox.com>>
Date: Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 9:01 AM
To: Gary Kotton <gkot...@vmware.com<mailto:gkot...@vmware.com>>, OpenStack List 
<openstack-dev@lists.openstack.org<mailto:openstack-dev@lists.openstack.org>>
Subject: RE: [openstack-dev] [Nova] PCI support

Hi Gary,
I understand your concern. I think CI is mandatory to ensure that code is not 
broken. While unit tests provide great value, it may end up with the code that 
does not work...
I am not sure how this code can be checked for validity without running the 
neutron part.
Probably our CI job should be triggered by nova changes in the PCI area.
What do you suggest?

Irena

From: Gary Kotton [mailto:gkot...@vmware.com]
Sent: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 4:29 PM
To: Irena Berezovsky; OpenStack Development Mailing List (not for usage 
questions)
Subject: Re: [openstack-dev] [Nova] PCI support

Thanks, the concern is for the code in Nova and not in Neutron. That is, there 
is quite a lot of PCI code being added and no way of knowing that it actually 
works (unless we trust the developers working on it :)).
Thanks
Gary

From: Irena Berezovsky <ire...@mellanox.com<mailto:ire...@mellanox.com>>
Date: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 10:25 AM
To: OpenStack List 
<openstack-dev@lists.openstack.org<mailto:openstack-dev@lists.openstack.org>>
Cc: Gary Kotton <gkot...@vmware.com<mailto:gkot...@vmware.com>>
Subject: RE: [openstack-dev] [Nova] PCI support

Hi Gary,
Mellanox already established CI support on Mellanox SR-IOV NICs, as one of the 
jobs of Mellanox External Testing CI 
(Check-MLNX-Neutron-ML2-Sriov-driver<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v1/url?u=http://144.76.193.39/ci-artifacts/94888/13/Check-MLNX-Neutron-ML2-Sriov-driver&k=oIvRg1%2BdGAgOoM1BIlLLqw%3D%3D%0A&r=eH0pxTUZo8NPZyF6hgoMQu%2BfDtysg45MkPhCZFxPEq8%3D%0A&m=OFhjKT9ipKmAmkiQpq6hlqZIHthaGP7q1PTygNW2RXs%3D%0A&s=13fdee114a421eeed33edf26a639f8450df6efa361ba912c41694ff75292e789>).
Meanwhile not voting, but will be soon.

BR,
Irena

From: Gary Kotton [mailto:gkot...@vmware.com]
Sent: Monday, August 11, 2014 5:17 PM
To: OpenStack Development Mailing List (not for usage questions)
Subject: Re: [openstack-dev] [Nova] PCI support

Thanks for the update.

From: "Robert Li (baoli)" <ba...@cisco.com<mailto:ba...@cisco.com>>
Reply-To: OpenStack List 
<openstack-dev@lists.openstack.org<mailto:openstack-dev@lists.openstack.org>>
Date: Monday, August 11, 2014 at 5:08 PM
To: OpenStack List 
<openstack-dev@lists.openstack.org<mailto:openstack-dev@lists.openstack.org>>
Subject: Re: [openstack-dev] [Nova] PCI support

Gary,

Cisco is adding it in our CI testbed. I guess that mlnx is doing the same for 
their MD as well.

-Robert

On 8/11/14, 9:05 AM, "Gary Kotton" 
<gkot...@vmware.com<mailto:gkot...@vmware.com>> wrote:

Hi,
At the moment all of the drivers are required CI support. Are there any plans 
regarding the PIC support. I understand that this is something that requires 
specific hardware. Are there any plans to add this?
Thanks
Gary
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