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

David Marchand david.marchand at 6wind.com
Wed Mar 5 15:55:29 CET 2014


I would say the main advantage is the fact that vmxnet3-usermap does not
require uio.

David Marchand

On Tue, Mar 4, 2014 at 4:23 PM, Srinivasan J <srinidpdk at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.
> Thanks,
> Srini

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