[dpdk-dev] Selecting Linux distribution for DPDK applications: CentOS or Debian

Prashant Upadhyaya prashant.upadhyaya at aricent.com
Thu Jan 30 11:12:26 CET 2014

Hi Dan,

Intel DPDK release notes(1.5.2) mention the following tested OS --
* Fedora release 18
* Ubuntu* 12.04 LTS
* Wind River* Linux* 5
* Red Hat* Enterprise Linux 6.3
* SUSE Enterprise Linux* 11 SP2

I have personally used Fedora 18 and it works fine for me for virtualization including SRIOV and pass through as well as virtio with KNI backend.
So I am tending to stick to Fedora 18.

I don't know why is CentOS not tested and mentioned in release notes.


-----Original Message-----
From: dev [mailto:dev-bounces at dpdk.org] On Behalf Of Daniel Kan
Sent: Thursday, January 30, 2014 2:01 PM
To: dev at dpdk.org
Subject: [dpdk-dev] Selecting Linux distribution for DPDK applications: CentOS or Debian

I'm deciding between Debian 7.3 (3.2.0 kernel) and CentOS 6.5 (2.6.32 kernel) for production. I'm wondering if anyone has recommendation. We run the DPDK application in a virtualized environment. Currently, we configure NICs in pass-through mode which gives the best performance. In the future, we plan to use DPDK with paravirtualized nics (eg. vmxnet3-usermap). Thanks.


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