[dpdk-dev] Selecting Linux distribution for DPDK applications: CentOS or Debian
dan at nyansa.com
Thu Jan 30 20:32:23 CET 2014
Thanks for the all the feedbacks. Ubuntu 12.04 LTS has 3.8.x kernel and Fedcore 18 has 3.10.x kernel. Both kernels are not compatible with the vmxnet-usermap driver which supports only up to 3.2.x. virtio-net-pmd requires kernel 3.8.x and qemu 1.5 for multi-queue support. Since CentOS’s kernel is on its own path, I’m wondering if anyone has any issue with virtio-net-pmd on CentOS 6.x.
Prashant, CentOS is essentially the same as RHEL 6.3 minus the support.
On Jan 30, 2014, at 6:06 AM, Hamed khanmirza <hamedkh at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Dan,
> We are also using Debian 7.3, from the DPDK v1.3.1 up to version 1.5.1r1.
> it works completely fine.
> - Hamed
> On Thu, Jan 30, 2014 at 3:40 PM, Daniel Kaminsky <
> daniel.kaminsky at infinitelocality.com> wrote:
>> We're using CentOS 6.5 and Ubuntu 12.04 and don't see any issue with both
>> of them.
>> Daniel Kaminsky
>> On Thu, Jan 30, 2014 at 12:12 PM, Prashant Upadhyaya <
>> prashant.upadhyaya at aricent.com> wrote:
>>> 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
>>> 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
>>> the DPDK application in a virtualized environment. Currently, we
>>> NICs in pass-through mode which gives the best performance. In the
>>> we plan to use DPDK with paravirtualized nics (eg. vmxnet3-usermap).
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