[dpdk-dev] [PATCH 0/6] vhost: add vhost-user client mode and reconnect ability

Yuanhan Liu yuanhan.liu at linux.intel.com
Sat May 7 08:40:18 CEST 2016

Both the vhost-user backend (DPDK here) and frontend (QEMU) could be
server, as well as client. DPDK just acts as server so far. This patch
set would make it possible to act as both.

A new arg (flags) is introduced for API rte_vhost_driver_register(). And the
client mode is enabled when RTE_VHOST_USER_CLIENT is given. Note that this
implies an API breakage. However, since this release deals with ABI/API
refactoring, it should not be an issue.

With the DPDK as client, it's easier to implement the "reconnect" ability,
which means we could still make vhost-user work after DPDK restarts.

Yuanhan Liu (6):
  vhost: rename structs for enabling client mode
  vhost: add vhost-user client mode
  vhost: add reconnect ability
  vhost: workaround stale vring base
  examples/vhost: add client and reconnect option
  vhost: add pmd client and reconnect option

 drivers/net/vhost/rte_eth_vhost.c            |  54 +++-
 examples/vhost/main.c                        |  23 +-
 lib/librte_vhost/rte_virtio_net.h            |  12 +-
 lib/librte_vhost/vhost_user/vhost-net-user.c | 355 ++++++++++++++++++---------
 lib/librte_vhost/vhost_user/vhost-net-user.h |   6 -
 lib/librte_vhost/virtio-net.c                |   8 +
 6 files changed, 313 insertions(+), 145 deletions(-)


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