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 requires just one minimal code change and is mostly 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. v2: * Disable indirect desc for vHost & update commit message 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 | 1102 ++++++++++++++++++---------------------------- 5 files changed, 463 insertions(+), 680 deletions(-) -- 2.4.3 _______________________________________________ dev mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://openvswitch.org/mailman/listinfo/dev