[dpdk-dev] random pkt generator PMD

Yerden Zhumabekov e_zhumabekov at sts.kz
Wed Jun 15 14:11:39 CEST 2016

On 15.06.2016 17:50, Jay Rolette wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 15, 2016 at 4:43 AM, Yerden Zhumabekov <e_zhumabekov at sts.kz>
> wrote:
>> Hello everybody,
>> 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?
> Are you thinking of something along the lines of what BreakingPoint (now
> part of Ixia) does, but as an open source software tool?

More dreaming than thinking though :) Live flows generation, malware, 
attacks simulation etc is way out of scope of PMD dev, I guess.

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