[dpdk-users] DPDK Linux kernel version requirement
stephen at networkplumber.org
Fri Nov 18 18:45:13 CET 2016
On Thu, 17 Nov 2016 10:27:49 -0800
James Huang <jamsphon at gmail.com> wrote:
> Nice to join DPDK community.
> read from DPDK system requirements for Linux
> Kernel version >= 2.6.34
> I'd like to know if there is any reason to block DPDK build and run on
> older kernel version, i.e. 2.6.32, as carried on CentOS 6. where
> Could we just keep our CentOS 6 64bit x86_64 OS and continuing running
> 32bit applications with DPDK injected.
> or, there are good reasons *must* upgrade to CentOS 7, where
> kernel=3.10.0, gcc=4.8, and re-build applications to 64bit as well?
> Thanks a lot!
There are kernel modules, and the DPDK developers have no incentive
do do all the back porting to older kernels. I suspect newer releases
will require 3.2 or later soon.
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