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

Bruce Richardson bruce.richardson at intel.com
Wed Mar 15 05:45:03 CET 2017

On Tue, Mar 14, 2017 at 12:07:42PM +0000, Ferruh Yigit wrote:
> On 3/14/2017 9:28 AM, raman geetha gopalakrishnan 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?
> You can use it. KNI does not require a physical device at all.
> But with the KNI support in main tree, you need to use KNI specific
> APIs, - which KNI sample app shows.
> With the KNI PMD in next-net tree, it is possible to use KNI as any
> other device.

Just my 2c. While you can indeed use KNI here, I think I would recommend
pcap or AF_PACKET as my first-choice options, with TAP also a
possibility too, as Keith has already suggested.


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