[dpdk-dev] random pkt generator PMD
e_zhumabekov at sts.kz
Wed Jun 15 11:43:56 CEST 2016
DPDK already got a number of PMDs for various eth devices, it even has
PMD emulations for backends such as pcap, sw rings etc.
I've been thinking about the idea of having PMD which would generate
mbufs on the fly in some randomized fashion. This would serve goals
like, for example:
1) running tests for applications with network processing capabilities
without additional software packet generators;
2) making performance measurements with no hw inteference;
3) ability to run without root privileges, --no-pci, --no-huge, for CI
build, so on.
Maybe there's no such need, and these goals may be achieved by other
means and this idea is flawed? Any thoughts?
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