[dpdk-users] [dpdk-dev] Reg DPDK with unsupported NIC

Wiles, Keith keith.wiles at intel.com
Tue Mar 14 10:52:35 CET 2017

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> On Mar 14, 2017, at 5:29 PM, raman geetha gopalakrishnan <glowingsun at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi ,
> Please find my query, Currently i am planning to develop DPDK APP (linux
> env). I do not have DPDK supported NIC. Till then i would still like to
> develop DPDK APP and want DPDK  to use OS interface to TX/RX packets from
> NIC. How can i make it? I went through KNI and my understanding is you
> cannot use it - is this correct?
> In what way i can still develop DPDK APP with non supported NIC till get
> the DPDK NIC.

Take a look at the TAP PMD driver and look at the doc file in the doc directory. 

It will not be high performance but it can work nicely using tap and some like socat.
> Thanks
> Raman

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