[ovs-dev] OvS-DPDK as secondary process

Ben Pfaff blp at ovn.org
Thu Mar 11 18:00:36 UTC 2021

On Thu, Mar 11, 2021 at 03:06:28AM -0800, Ravi Kerur wrote:
> I am looking into running OvS-DPDK as a secondary DPDK process instead of
> primary. We have a  custom built binary running as a primary DPDK process
> and would like to augment it with OvS-DPDK running as secondary. DPDK EAL
> has '--proc-type=secondary' parameter which could be used to run as
> secondary, however, I don't see it as a supported option while configuring
> OvS-DPDK. Any config in OvS available for this?

You can set additional DPDK configuration options for OVS with
ovs-vsctl set Open_vSwitch . other-config:dpdk-extra="..."
I don't know whether this particular option works.

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