[dpdk-dev] [Bug 118] conflicting information for 'Running DPDK Applications Without Root Privileges'

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Wed Dec 5 06:43:23 CET 2018


            Bug ID: 118
           Summary: conflicting information for 'Running DPDK Applications
                    Without Root Privileges'
           Product: DPDK
           Version: 18.11
          Hardware: All
                OS: All
            Status: CONFIRMED
          Severity: normal
          Priority: Normal
         Component: doc
          Assignee: dev at dpdk.org
          Reporter: vipin.varghese at intel.com
  Target Milestone: ---

link 1:
statement: 'with a number of small permission adjustments, it is possible to
run these applications as a user other than “root”. '

link 2:
statement: since version 4.0, the kernel does not allow unprivileged processes
to read the physical address information from the pagemaps file, making it
impossible for those processes to use HW devices which require physical

Can we either have 1 link for this or update both place with kernel 4.0 issue.

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