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[Xen-devel] [PATCH 0/4 v2] PCI: Linux kernel SR-IOV support

To: "Jesse Barnes" <jbarnes@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, <linux-pci@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 0/4 v2] PCI: Linux kernel SR-IOV support
From: "Zhao, Yu" <yu.zhao@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2008 19:20:36 +0800
Cc: Randy Dunlap <randy.dunlap@xxxxxxxxxx>, xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Grant Grundler <grundler@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, kvm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Matthew Wilcox <matthew@xxxxxx>, Greg KH <greg@xxxxxxxxx>, linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, virtualization@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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Thread-topic: [PATCH 0/4 v2] PCI: Linux kernel SR-IOV support

Following patches add SR-IOV capability support to the Linux kernel. With these 
patches, people can turn a PCI device with the capability into multiple ones 
from software perspective.

[PATCH 1/4 v2] PCI: introduce new base functions
[PATCH 2/4 v2] PCI: support ARI capability
[PATCH 3/4 v2] PCI: support SR-IOV capability
[PATCH 4/4 v2] PCI: document the change

Thanks to Randy Dunlap for carefully reviewing the document change.
And also thank Greg KH, Grant Grundler and Jesse Barnes for their comments on 
the initial version.

Single Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV) capability defined by PCI-SIG is 
intended to enable multiple system software to share PCI hardware resources. 
PCI device that supports this capability can be extended to one Physical 
Functions plus multiple Virtual Functions. Physical Function, which could be 
considered as the "real" PCI device, reflects the hardware instance and manages 
all physical resources. Virtual Functions are associated with a Physical 
Function and shares physical resources with the Physical Function. Software can 
control allocation of Virtual Functions via registers encapsulated in the 
capability structure.

SR-IOV specification can be found at 

Devices that support SR-IOV are available from following vendors:

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