[dpdk-users] Running DPDK as non-root

John Ousterhout ouster at cs.stanford.edu
Fri Aug 19 20:16:47 CEST 2016

I'm trying to run a DPDK application as a normal user without root
privilege, and saw the instructions here:


However, when I try this I get the following log messages:

EAL: Detected 8 lcore(s)
EAL: Probing VFIO support...
EAL: Cannot open /proc/self/pagemap: Operation not permitted. virt2phys
address translation will not work
PANIC in rte_eal_init():
Cannot init memory

I tried to change the permissions on /proc/self/pagemap, but that is
disallowed, even if I try it as root.

Any suggestions on how to get around this problem?

Thanks in advance for the help.


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