[dpdk-dev] [PATCH] config: build nfp pmd support by default

Alejandro Lucero alejandro.lucero at netronome.com
Mon Jan 16 19:21:53 CET 2017

My main concern is about distributions having a DPDK package without NFP

Of course, distributions could make that package with NFP enabled, but I
prefer to avoid that.

There are other PMD enabled by default and it does not mean the NICs are

On Mon, Jan 16, 2017 at 4:48 PM, Bruce Richardson <
bruce.richardson at intel.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Jan 16, 2017 at 04:43:11PM +0000, Ferruh Yigit wrote:
> > On 1/13/2017 11:50 AM, Alejandro Lucero wrote:
> > > Because using a NFP PMD requires specific BSP installed, the PMD
> > > support was not the default option before. This was just for making
> > > people aware of such dependency, since there is no need for such a
> > > BSP for just compiling DPDK with NFP PMD support.
> >
> > Although NFP will compile fine, as far as I understand BSP dependency is
> > still there.
> >
> > Thomas,
> >
> > What do you think, is compilation enough to be enabled by default?
> >
> > >
> Although you haven't asked me, I think having it compiled by default is
> ok, even if you can't run it without the BSP. Having it compiled means
> that we can catch errors or problems with the driver sooner, e.g. when
> doing updates across all drivers.
> /Bruce

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