[dpdk-dev] dpdk-16.07 : Does dpdk supports BCM5720

Srinivasreddy R srinivasreddy4390 at gmail.com
Tue Mar 21 12:01:25 CET 2017

Hi all,
I have "NetXtreme BCM5720 Gigabit Ethernet PCI" controllers .
I have binded to igb_uio . I have run l2fwd example .l2fwd saysno ports bye
Does BCM5720 works with dpdk .

./dpdk-stable-16.07.2/tools/dpdk-devbind.py --status

Network devices using DPDK-compatible driver
============================================0000:02:00.0 'NetXtreme
BCM5720 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe' drv=igb_uio unused=
0000:02:00.1 'NetXtreme BCM5720 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe' drv=igb_uio unused=
Network devices using kernel driver
0000:01:00.0 'NetXtreme BCM5720 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe' if=em1 drv=tg3
unused=igb_uio *Active*
0000:01:00.1 'NetXtreme BCM5720 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe' if=em2 drv=tg3

Other network devices


examples/l2fwd# ./build/app/l2fwd -c 0xf -m 1024 -n 3 -- -p 0x3
EAL: Detected 16 lcore(s)
EAL: No free hugepages reported in hugepages-1048576kB
EAL: Probing VFIO support...
PMD: bnxt_rte_pmd_init() called for (null)EAL: Error - exiting with code: 1
  Cause: No Ethernet ports - bye

Document says :

*Broadcom NetXtreme-C®/NetXtreme-E® BCM5730X and BCM5740X family of
Ethernet Network Controllers*


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