[ovs-dev] [PATCH RFC 0/2] Add DPDK 16.11 & vHost PMD Support

Ciara Loftus ciara.loftus at intel.com
Fri Oct 14 14:08:39 UTC 2016


This RFC patchset adds support for DPDK 16.11 (rc1) and the vHost PMD.

Thanks to a lack of API changes that affect OVS, the DPDK 16.11 support
patch doesn't require any code changes, just documentation updates.

The vHost PMD patch removes direct calls to the DPDK vHost User library,
and instead replaces them with calls to the ether PMD API, like dpdk and
dpdkr ports.

Concerns were raised during the last version of this patch here:
http://openvswitch.org/pipermail/dev/2016-August/076887.html
These have been addressed with the following DPDK patch that is
available in 16.11:
http://dpdk.org/ml/archives/dev/2016-September/046631.html

Early feedback on this patchset is important in case we need to submit
changes to DPDK (eg. see above) before the release is made in November.

Ciara Loftus (2):
  netdev-dpdk: Add support for DPDK 16.11
  netdev-dpdk: Add vHost User PMD

 .travis/linux-build.sh   |    2 +-
 INSTALL.DPDK-ADVANCED.md |    6 +-
 INSTALL.DPDK.md          |   30 +-
 NEWS                     |    3 +
 lib/netdev-dpdk.c        | 1101 ++++++++++++++++++----------------------------
 5 files changed, 462 insertions(+), 680 deletions(-)

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