[dpdk-users] Link status?

Jason Lixfeld jason-dpdk at lixfeld.ca
Wed May 25 18:14:54 CEST 2016


I’m messing around with MoonGen and trying to simplify some basic diagnostics before calling whatever MoonGen script I wanted to call.  Right now, I’m trying to find a way to report back the status of a link to see if it’s up so that I know whether or not it can be used as a tx or rx interface for whatever MoonGen script I want to run.

Is there an easy way to do that with an existing dpdk application, or does one need to be an super uber programmer type (which I am not anywhere close to being :)) and write some application to be able to do that?

Not sure if it matters, but I’m using an Intel 82599 6 port SFP+. I’m using v2.2.0 (I think?  Whatever the version is that is retrieved from git when I build MoonGen), Debian 8.4.

Sorry for sounding dumb.  I’m not a programmer in the least :(

Thanks in advance!

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