[dpdk-dev] [PATCH 1/8] doc: add doc to explain compiling and testing of PMD
shijith.thotton at caviumnetworks.com
Fri Apr 7 12:10:31 CEST 2017
On Fri, Apr 07, 2017 at 03:12:25PM +0530, Jerin Jacob wrote:
> -----Original Message-----
> > Date: Fri, 7 Apr 2017 12:37:26 +0530
> > From: Shijith Thotton <shijith.thotton at caviumnetworks.com>
> > To: Thomas Monjalon <thomas.monjalon at 6wind.com>
> > CC: John Mcnamara <john.mcnamara at intel.com>, dev at dpdk.org, Ferruh Yigit
> > <ferruh.yigit at intel.com>
> > Subject: Re: [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 1/8] doc: add doc to explain compiling and
> > testing of PMD
> > User-Agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)
> > On Thu, Apr 06, 2017 at 08:30:21PM +0200, Thomas Monjalon wrote:
> > > 2017-04-06 13:21, Shijith Thotton:
> > > > Add a section in NIC drivers documentation to explain compiling and
> > > > testing of a PMD. It also mentions about host setup, which is required
> > > > before running testpmd.
> > > >
> > > > Add label "testpmd_ug" to refer user guide.
> > > >
> > > > Signed-off-by: Shijith Thotton <shijith.thotton at caviumnetworks.com>
> > >
> > > It is really good to factorize documentation.
> > >
> > > This doc is about testpmd in Linux
> > > and does not refer to FreeBSD.
> > > Do we assume to take Linux as the reference?
> > I can submit v2 with a subsection for running testpmd in FreeBSD.
> > > Should we refer to the Linux Getting Started Guide instead?
> > Agree that the new section just has steps from getting started guide. It may
> > seem redundant from a developer point of view, but hope it will be useful to
> > users.
> > Please share thoughts.
> 1) Some reason thunderx PMD is not added in refactoring. I guess its due
> to x86 and arm64 name space collision in the common document, if so we need
> to find a way to fix it and thunderx PMD.
Made text more generic for all platforms and gave two examples.
To compile a PMD for a platform, run make with proper target from config
folder. Use “make” command in Linux and “gmake” in FreeBSD OS. It will
also build testpmd.
To compile a PMD for Linux x86_64 gcc target, run the following “make”
make install T=x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
To compile the ThunderX NICVF PMD for Linux arm64 gcc target, run the
following “make” command:
make config T=arm64-thunderx-linuxapp-gcc install
> 2)I guess, It is better to keep all the startup logs in respective PMD.I
> think, it will help in debugging in case there are any issues.
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