Hi Satish, It’s important I think to make the distinction here between nodes and plugins, Plugins are .so files, as Chris says, one cannot load these once VPP has ‘booted’. Nodes, which can be specified/contained within plugins, can be added to the VLIB graph at any time. So, start VPP with all the plugins you will ever need, then use the nodes therein on demand.
Regards, neale From: <email@example.com> on behalf of Chris Luke <chris_l...@comcast.com> Date: Wednesday, 14 February 2018 at 15:53 To: "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com> Cc: "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com> Subject: Re: [vpp-dev] VPP Node or plug-in load dynamically at run-time We’ve talked about it a few times. It’s not inconceivable to add the ability to load plugins at runtime but it would come with risks to stability and so quite unlikely. Being able to unload them at runtime is however a complete non-starter without a herculean effort and even more serious risks; ergo, very unlikely. Chris. From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Satish Sent: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 9:22 AM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Cc: email@example.com Subject: Re: [vpp-dev] VPP Node or plug-in load dynamically at run-time Thanks For the clarification Ray and the quick response :) On Wed, Feb 14, 2018 at 7:49 PM, Ray Kinsella <m...@ashroe.eu<mailto:m...@ashroe.eu>> wrote: I don't believe it is. Ray K On 14/02/2018 14:19, satish karunanithi wrote: Thanks for the pointers. But i would like to know is it possible to load the plugin/nodes without restarting the VPP?