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

Sushil Adhikari sushil446 at gmail.com
Wed May 17 21:47:16 CEST 2017

Thank you for the replay but I am trying to do it in the KNI application
which runs before bringing the network up. I found one recent patch which
seem to work

I applied the patch and added mac address in configuration parameter of
struct rte_kni_conf.

On Wed, May 17, 2017 at 5:42 AM, Andriy Berestovskyy <aber at semihalf.com>

> Hey Suchil,
> Just add a MAC to your /etc/network/interfaces:
> iface kni0 inet static
> hwaddress 10:20:30:40:50:60
> Regards,
> Andriy
> 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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