[dpdk-users] DPDK Performance tips

Thomas Monjalon thomas at monjalon.net
Wed Dec 13 12:11:10 CET 2017

13/12/2017 09:14, Anand Prasad:
>  Hi Dpdk team,
>    Can anyone please share tips to get better DPDK performance? I have tried to run DPDK test applications on various PC configurations with different CPU Speeds, RAM Size/Speed and and PCIex16 2nd and 3rd generation connections... but I don't get very consistent results.
>    The same test application does not behave similarly on 2 PC's with same hardware configuration.But general observation is that, performance is better on Intel motherboard with 3rd generation PCIe slot. When tried on Gigabyte motherboard (even with higher CPU and RAM speeds), performance was very poor.
>     The performance issue I am facing is the Packet Drop issue on the Rx side.
>  Two PC's with exactly same hardware configuration, one PC drops packets after few hours, but in the other PC I don't observe packet drop
> Highly appreciate a quick response
> Regards,Anand Prasad

This is very complicate because it really depends on the hardware.
Managing performance requires a very good knowledge of the hardware.

You can find some basic advices in this guide for some Intel hardware:
You will also find some informations in the drivers guide. Example:

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