[dpdk-dev] [PATCH 0/3] null driver improvements for testability
patkins at brocade.com
Fri Jan 29 17:47:58 CET 2016
On 29/01/16 16:31, Thomas Monjalon wrote:
> Hi Paul,
> 2016-01-29 16:18, Paul Atkins:
>> This patchset adds functionality to the null driver help when testing
>> a dataplane that uses dpdk. The idea is that the the dataplane can
>> have multiple null interfaces attached, and each of theses can be
>> assigned a mac address. Packets can then be injected into the null
>> drivers by adding them to a ring, giving the application complete
>> control of the packets that arrive. Packets that are sent by a null
>> driver can be stored on a ring, where the application can pick them up
>> and verify it is what was expected. To allow the application to know
>> when packets have been pulled of the rx ring, counters of the number of
>> times an rx poll has been made are kept, and these can be retrieved via
>> the existing APIs.
> I have not read your code, just read this description.
> It sounds like being a ring PMD. Have you already checked it?
I hadn't seen the ring PMD. I will have a look at it and see if I can
make it do what i need.
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