[dpdk-dev] Reg DPDK with unsupported NIC

Ferruh Yigit ferruh.yigit at intel.com
Tue Mar 14 13:07:42 CET 2017

On 3/14/2017 9:28 AM, raman geetha gopalakrishnan wrote:
> Hi ,
> Please find my query, Currently i am planning to develop DPDK APP (linux
> env). I do not have DPDK supported NIC. Till then i would still like to
> develop DPDK APP and want DPDK  to use OS interface to TX/RX packets from
> NIC. How can i make it? 

> I went through KNI and my understanding is you
> cannot use it - is this correct?

You can use it. KNI does not require a physical device at all.

But with the KNI support in main tree, you need to use KNI specific
APIs, - which KNI sample app shows.

With the KNI PMD in next-net tree, it is possible to use KNI as any
other device.

> In what way i can still develop DPDK APP with non supported NIC till get
> the DPDK NIC.
> Thanks
> Raman

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