> On Feb 12, 2018, at 4:10 AM, Andy Johnson <andyjoohns...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> My question is about transmission of packets with pktgen-dpdk and the "-s"
> option.
> Let's say I am invoking dpdk-pktgen with -s option, specifyng a pcap file
> which
> contains only a sinlge packet, for example:
> ./pktgen -l 0-3 -n 2  -- ... -s 0:my.pcap
> What is the expected result ? transmitting a single packet or transmitting
> in an endless loop this packet over and over again ?

PCAP files for Pktgen are sent over and over again, if you want that single 
packet to be sent once then set the TX count to 1.

The number of packets used for PCAP packets is limited, so a large or huge 
number of packets in a pcap file may not be sent as only the first N number of 
packets from the PCAP file will be used. I do not remember the number but you 
can use the ‘page pcap’ command and/or look at the startup output. 

> Regards,
> AJ


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