[dpdk-users] RTE_MACHINE_TYPE Error

Cliff Burdick shaklee3 at gmail.com
Tue Oct 9 16:37:24 CEST 2018

Thanks Keith. You are right that /proc/cpuinfo on a E5-2680 v3 does not
have AES listed. I was incorrect assuming this was a broadwell system, but
it's Haswell. Either way, I'm still not quite clear what's going on since
the gcc manual here (https://gcc.gnu.org/onlinedocs/gcc/x86-Options.html)
specifies this:


Intel Haswell CPU with 64-bit extensions, MOVBE, MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3,
FMA, BMI, BMI2 and F16C instruction set support.

Is the gcc manual specifying some other AES feature that's not what DPDK is

On Tue, Oct 9, 2018 at 6:54 AM Wiles, Keith <keith.wiles at intel.com> wrote:

> > On Oct 8, 2018, at 11:10 PM, Cliff Burdick <shaklee3 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Hi, I'm trying to compile on a machine with an older-generation xeon than
> > the target, so I'm using CONFIG_RTE_MACHINE="broadwell" in the config.
> > gcc's options show that broadwell supports the AES flag, and I verified
> > that the build shows -march=broadwell. However, when I run my application
> > it prints immediately:
> >
> > ERROR: This system does not support "AES".
> > Please check that RTE_MACHINE is set correctly.
> > EAL: FATAL: unsupported cpu type.
> > EAL: unsupported cpu type.
> > EAL: Error - exiting with code: 1
> >  Cause: Error with EAL initialization
> >
> > This is gcc 7, so it supports that flag. Does anyone know how I can
> compile
> > for a later architecture on an older machine?
> Have you checked to make sure the CPU does support the feature by looking
> that the CPU flags in /proc/cpuinfo ?
> Normally this is the reason the code will not run is the CPU does not
> support it.
> Regards,
> Keith

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