[dpdk-dev] Which vmxnet3 pmd is to be used in dpdk 1.6.x?

Srinivasan J srinidpdk at gmail.com
Tue Mar 4 16:23:24 CET 2014

I want to try dpdk with vmxnet3 in Vmware Esxi 5.1. I see that the
latest dpdk 1.6.0r1 includes a vmxnet3 pmd. The
vmxnet3-usermap-1.1.tar.gz as well includes a vmxnet3 pmd driver.

I'm confused as to which vmxnet3 pmd driver to use along with which
vmxnet3 kernel driver (vmxnet3 native kernel driver or vmxnet3-usermap
kernel driver). I also want to try RSS with vmxnet3 and dpdk. As per
Intel DPDK Programmer's Guide (January 2014) RSS is supported with
vmxnet3 since dpdk version 1.6.0.


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