[dpdk-dev] White listing a virtual device

Thomas Monjalon thomas.monjalon at 6wind.com
Fri Nov 7 14:59:01 CET 2014

2014-11-07 13:39, Nicolas Pernas Maradei:
> On 07/11/14 13:26, Neil Horman wrote:
> > Then you create the pcap device with --vdev, and simply don't load the pmds for
> > any of your physical devices (or just don't use pci-whitelist at all if you're
> > doing a static build).  If you do that, then the corresponding niantic driver
> > won't initialize any of the hardware, you'll only get the pcap port.
> What you are saying is just another way to black list the ports I don't 
> want to use. I'm aware of that option (as well as using the -b option) 
> but in our particular case we have several systems under test with 
> different configurations and we want to use this virtual port only. 
> Which seems to be a perfect use case for white listing rather than black 
> listing or modifying the system configuration.

Sorry I don't understand why you don't want to use the blacklist option.


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