[dpdk-dev] [RFC] Kernel Control Path (KCP)

Ferruh Yigit ferruh.yigit at intel.com
Tue Jun 13 19:21:52 CEST 2017

On 5/30/2017 11:55 AM, Thomas Monjalon wrote:
> 26/05/2017 18:52, Ferruh Yigit:
>> We are looking for re-sending [1] the Kernel Control Path (KCP)
>> with some updates [2].
>> Mainly this is an usability improvement for DPDK.
>> And a quick reminder about what KCP is:
>> "KCP is Linux virtual network interface that can control DPDK ports".
>> So DPDK interfaces, somehow will be visible and it will be possible to
>> use common Linux tools on DPDK interfaces.
> Reminder: the Mellanox PMDs live with their upstream kernel modules,
> allowing such features.
> The best model would be to have control path in kernel for every PMDs.

That is the intention with this feature.

> Anyway, do you think KCP (or NCI) could be upstreamed in any way?

Unfortunately I believe the answer is same, it may not be possible to
upsteam this kernel module. Should this fact block the feature?

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