[dpdk-users] Setting real MAC address in KNI application

Andriy Berestovskyy aber at semihalf.com
Wed May 17 12:42:27 CEST 2017

Hey Suchil,
Just add a MAC to your /etc/network/interfaces:

iface kni0 inet static
hwaddress 10:20:30:40:50:60


On Tue, May 16, 2017 at 7:10 PM, Sushil Adhikari <sushil446 at gmail.com> wrote:
> When I run the DPDK KNI application it gives random mac address to the
> ethernet ports. How can I configure it to set up the real MAC address of
> the hardware(ethernet ports)? It seems like I can get mac address by
> calling rte_eth_macaddr_get but to set up I need to call kni_net_set_mac
> which takes in net_device structure which again I don't have access to from
> my application. Is there a way to set up the mac address of dpdk ports to
> its original mac address in kni application.

Andriy Berestovskyy

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