[dpdk-users] [ovs-dev] OVS with DPDK Meetup notes

Flavio Leitner fbl at sysclose.org
Tue Dec 1 00:51:11 CET 2015

On Thu, Nov 26, 2015 at 05:56:08PM +0000, Traynor, Kevin wrote:
> Hi All,
> Just wanted to post some summary notes on the recent OVS with DPDK Meetup we 
> had after the OVS conference. Thanks to everyone for the often lively discussion. 
> I've collated and condensed Maryam's notes (Thank you Maryam) with my own. 
> Corrections and additions are welcome.

Thanks for having organized the event and for the good notes.

> Usability
> ==========
> * Single binary for OVS/OVS with DPDK and static vs. dynamic linking
>   - Discussion around deployment and what the best model is.
>   - Flavio has posted a mail on this
>    http://openvswitch.org/pipermail/dev/2015-November/062599.html

Let us know if you find a performance difference between static vs
dynamic linking.  We might be able to accommodate both options in
the same spec, but it seems we should go with shared linking only
to keep it simple for now.

> Features
> ========
> * Multiqueue vhost-user
>   - Looks really promising - will help us scale out performance to the VM. 

I see that vhost PMD is moving and if it gets accepted, it would
be a nice clean up for OVS.  Do you know if there is someone working
on this already?

> * dpdkr/ivshmem
>   - Still useful. Check/Update documentation to ensure limitations are clear.

Yeah, same thing here.


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