[dpdk-web] [PATCH] add octeontx to the list of supported nics

Jerin Jacob jerin.jacob at caviumnetworks.com
Tue Oct 10 10:23:27 CEST 2017

-----Original Message-----
> Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2017 09:33:00 +0200
> From: Thomas Monjalon <thomas at monjalon.net>
> To: Jerin Jacob <jerin.jacob at caviumnetworks.com>
> Cc: web at dpdk.org, ferruh.yigit at intel.com, santosh.shukla at caviumnetworks.com
> Subject: Re: [dpdk-web] [PATCH] add octeontx to the list of supported nics
> 10/10/2017 06:20, Jerin Jacob:
> >  			<h3>Cavium</h3>
> >  			<ul>
> >  				<li><a href="/doc/guides/nics/thunderx.html">thunderx</a> (CN88XX, CN83XX, CN81XX, CN80XX)</li>
> > +				<li><a href="/doc/guides/nics/octeontx.html">octeontx</a> (CN83XX)</li>
> CN83XX is also listed as thunderx.
> What is the difference?

We have two different HW block for packet processing.

block 1: vNIC(More like traditional NIC)
block 2: ONA (OCTEONTX network accelerators for NPU style packet processing)

CN88xx, CN83xx, CN81xx, CN80xx has HW block 1:
CN83xx has both HW blocks which is exposed as 
drivers/net/thunderx/nicvf and drivers/net/octeontx/.


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