[dpdk-dev] Shared library build is unable to parse device

Rik Huijzer rikhuijzer at pm.me
Wed May 8 10:24:35 CEST 2019


Amazed by the reported processing speed of DPDK, I'm trying to use DPDK as a shared library. Running the rxtx_callbacks (and possibly other) example(s) it exits on `unable to parse device` when enabling CONFIG_RTE_BUILD_SHARED_LIB. If this behavior is as expected for some reason I'm curious for some pointers into a direction I can take to have a shared library which can be called from another application.

The error can be reproduced as follows on Ubuntu 18.04.2.
1. Download DPDK 18.05 and 19.02 and use these to fill the folders dpdk-18.05, dpdk-18.05-shared, dpdk-19.02, and dpdk-19.02-shared. We refer to these folders as $RTE_SDK.
2. For all folders `make config T=x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc` and `sed -ri 's,(PMD_PCAP=).*,\1y,' build/.config`
3. For both shared folders enable CONFIG_RTE_BUILD_SHARED in build/config.
4. For both shared folders add $RTE/build/lib to /etc/ld.so.conf.d/dpdk.conf and update libraries by reboot or sudo ldconfig.
5. For all folders `cd $RTE_SDK/build/examples/rxtx_callbacks/build/app` and `sudo ./rxtx_callbacks --vdev=eth_pcap0,iface=lo --vdev=eth_pcap1,iface=eno1` where one might need to replace the iface depending on the system.

When doing step 5 both shared DPDK instances will fail with the error `unable to parse device` while the other two start processing packages.

Kind regards,

Rik Huijzer

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