Xenial - OpenvSwitch with DPDK binding to 10G NIC, not working...
Martinx - ジェームズ
thiagocmartinsc at gmail.com
Sat Apr 9 00:18:41 UTC 2016
On 22 March 2016 at 12:43, Christian Ehrhardt <
christian.ehrhardt at canonical.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 22, 2016 at 4:12 PM, Martinx - ジェームズ <
> thiagocmartinsc at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi Christian,
>> Thank you for your support, I really appreciate it!
>> So, in the end of the day, even if a 10G NIC is running with a
>> "DPDK-Compatible Driver", this does NOT means that it will work with
> Well if we consider uio_pci_generic a DPDK-Compatible driver you are right.
> Because every pci card can be assigned to it - and clearly not every card
> works :-)
>> There are only a very few limited number of NIC cards that are
>> compatible with DPDK + PMD, which are required for OpenvSwitch+DPDK to
>> function, if the DPDK Driver doesn't have PMD enabled, no deal. Am I right?
> If there is no PMD for it in DPDK, then DPDK (and by that
> OpenVswitch-DPDK) won't work with it.
> And while DPDK has a lot of PMDs when you just look at the code, most are
> Really working and supported are just a few.
>> This information MUST be clear on Xenial release notes! Otherwise, this
>> will lead to confusion, because until now, we're saying that if a NIC is
>> bonded to a DPDK-Compatible driver, it WILL work with OVS+DPDK, which is
>> NOT the case.
> I guess you are right that clarifying that to more detail will be
> I didn't realize that was unclear.
> You say "until now, we're saying" - it would be great if you can refer me
> to that?
> Otherwise I'll start new and think what we could add.
>> Oh, thanks for replying on my bug report too! You're very kind... ^_^
> Thank you - I just try to help as much as possible and I'm equally happy
> about you and others starting to work with DPDK on Ubuntu 16.04
It is working now!!! :-D
I swapped out from bnx2x devices, to ixgbe, all good!
OpenvSwitch with DPDK is working fine on bare-metal with Intel 10G NIC.
Going to test Xenial with OVS+DPDK now inside of a VM, VirtIO PMD...
Nice job Christian!
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