[dpdk-users] Fail to build Memnic in Ubuntu 14.04

Royce Niu royceniu at gmail.com
Wed Jan 20 16:27:34 CET 2016

Dear Matthew,

I think my DPDK works. However, I believe SR-IOV is faster than VirtIO in
VM, so I want to have a try.

Is there any other solution to achieve SR-IOV with DPDK. I am amazing that
MEMNIC is stuck at 2014. Nobody needs that with DPDK in VM?

./tools/dpdk_nic_bind.py --status

Network devices using DPDK-compatible driver
0000:00:02.0 'Virtio network device' drv=uio_pci_generic unused=vfio-pci

Network devices using kernel driver

Other network devices

On Wed, Jan 20, 2016 at 2:49 PM, Matthew Hall <mhall at mhcomputing.net> wrote:

> On 1/19/16 10:03 PM, Royce Niu wrote:
>> Hi
>> I want to install an OVS/memnic software in a KVM virtual machine.
>> For the higher speed, I install memnic/pmd (SR-IOV) instead of virtio,
>> since I believe SR-IOV is faster than virtio.
>> But, I meet some trouble when I build the memnic following the doc (
>> http://dpdk.org/doc/memnic-pmd)
>> I download the most updated software DPDK 2.2.0 and memnic 1.3.
>> My system is :
>> 1. 2 VCPU 2G Mem
>> 2. Ubuntu 14.04 64bit
>> 3. Updated packages
>> I build DPDK successfully, but when I build memnic in VM according to the
>> doc.
> Hello,
> The memnic code is not updated since 2014-09-30. I am not sure if it got
> replaced by something else in OVS or just fell asleep.
> But I think that is why you are getting so insanely many errors, it fell
> too far behind DPDK to work.
> If you can find an old DPDK released around this time listed here it might
> help narrow down if that might be the root cause:
> http://dpdk.org/browse/memnic/log/
> However a DPDK that old will probably fail to build due to kernel version
> issues.
> Matthew.


Royce Niu

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