On Mon, 16 Apr 2018 16:11:12 +0000 Matan Azrad <ma...@mellanox.com> wrote:
> > If the device management is only managed in one place, i.e. not in DPDK, > > then there is no conflict to manage. > > I can't agree with this statement, > The essence of DPDK is to give a good alternative to managing network devices, > DPDK actually takes a lot of management area to manage by itself to do the > user life better :) More is not better! DPDK is poorly integrated into Linux overall system. Doing more in DPDK makes this worse not better. Buried under this discussion is the fact that the Mellanox bifurcated driver behaves completely differently from every other driver. This makes coming to a common solution much harder. The bifurcated model has advantages and disadvantages, in this case it is a disadvantage since it is not easy to manage usage when it is a shared resource.