[dpdk-dev] DPDK and custom memory

Thomas Monjalon thomas.monjalon at 6wind.com
Sat Aug 30 15:03:54 CEST 2014


2014-08-29 18:40, Saygin, Artur:
> Imagine a PMD for an FPGA-based NIC that is limited to accessing certain
> memory regions <system, PCI, etc>.

Does it mean Intel is making an FPGA-based NIC?

> Is there a way to make DPDK use that exact memory?

Maybe I don't understand the question well, because it doesn't seem really
different of what other PMDs do.
Assuming your NIC is PCI, you can access it via uio (igb_uio) or VFIO.

> Perhaps this is more of a hugetlbfs question than DPDK but I thought I'd
> start here.

It's a pleasure to receive new drivers.
Welcome here :)


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