[dpdk-dev] [ovs-dev] [PATCH RFC] dpif-netdev: Add support Intel DPDK based ports.

Thomas Graf tgraf at redhat.com
Wed Jan 29 18:14:01 CET 2014

On 01/29/2014 05:34 PM, Vincent JARDIN wrote:
> Thomas,
> First and easy answer: it is open source, so anyone can recompile. So,
> what's the issue?

I'm talking from a pure distribution perspective here: Requiring to
recompile all DPDK based applications to distribute a bugfix or to
add support for a new PMD is not ideal.

So ideally OVS would have the possibility to link against the shared
library long term.

> I get lost: do you mean ABI + API toward the PMDs or towards the
> applications using the librte ?

Towards the PMDs is more straight forward at first so it seems logical
to focus on that first.

A stable API and ABI for librte seems required as well long term as
DPDK does offer shared libraries but I realize that this is a stretch
goal in the initial phase.

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