[dpdk-dev] [RFC 0/3] Use common Linux tools to control DPDK ports

Stephen Hemminger stephen at networkplumber.org
Tue Jan 19 00:12:30 CET 2016

On Fri, 15 Jan 2016 16:18:01 +0000
Ferruh Yigit <ferruh.yigit at intel.com> wrote:

> This work is to make DPDK ports more visible and to enable using common
> Linux tools to configure DPDK ports.
> Patch is based on KNI but contains only control functionality of it,
> also this patch does not include any Linux kernel network driver as
> part of it.

I actually would like KNI to die and be replaced by something generic.
Right now with KNI it is driver and hardware specific. It is almost as if there
are three drivers for ixgbe, the Linux driver, the DPDK driver, and the KNI driver.

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