[dpdk-users] Configuring MAC Address of KNI - Don't want random

Andriy Berestovskyy aber at semihalf.com
Tue Apr 12 13:46:52 CEST 2016

Hi Jason,
Sorry, I might have overstated it, but the vibes are quite clear.
Using the KNI in a real project, you will face a variety of issues
  - not so easy to provisioning
  - random MACs
  - packet reordering
  - high latency
  - kernel crashes
  - etc

There are attempts to evolve/replace the KNI, for example:

But the KNI could also be replaced by a tap or a virtual function...


On Mon, Apr 11, 2016 at 6:50 PM, Jason Kwon <m43kwon at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello Andriy,
>> The DPDK community decided to get rid of the KNI
> Can you clarify this statement?  This is something I wasn't aware of.  Is
> KNI being replaced by something else?
> Thanks,
> Jason

Andriy Berestovskyy

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