[dpdk-dev] [dpdk-users] attach/detach on secondary process

Stephen Hemminger stephen at networkplumber.org
Wed Dec 13 22:10:09 CET 2017

On Wed, 13 Dec 2017 22:00:48 +0100
Thomas Monjalon <thomas at monjalon.net> wrote:

> 13/12/2017 18:09, Stephen Hemminger:
> > Many DPDK drivers require that setup and initialization be done by
> > the primary process. This is mostly to avoid dealing with concurrency since
> > there can be multiple secondary processes.  
> I think we should consider this limitation as a bug.
> We must allow a secondary process to initialize a device.
> The race in device creation must be fixed.

Secondary processes should be able to do setup.
But it is up to the application not to do it concurrently from multiple

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