[dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4 00/17] Wind River Systems AVP PMD vs virtio? - ivshmem is back

Thomas Monjalon thomas.monjalon at 6wind.com
Fri Mar 17 09:48:38 CET 2017

2017-03-17 00:53, Wiles, Keith:
> Regardless of what the transport layer is ivshmem, virtio sharemem, ethernet, a serial line at 9600 baud or two squirrels transferring nuts it just does not make sense to restrict a transport type like ivshmem (that AVP is using) over any other transport type for DPDK and the community.

Thank you Keith for opening the range of DPDK possibilities :)
Are you currently working on a poll mode driver for squirrels?
How do you poll squirrels? Is it approved by WWF? ;)

And more seriously, thank you for allowing us taking a breath in
this discussion.

I think there is one interesting technological point in this thread.
We are discussing about IVSHMEM but its support by Qemu is confused.
This feature is not in the MAINTAINERS file of Qemu.
Please Qemu maintainers, what is the future of IVSHMEM?

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