SDK Setup Script
One of the best method to build the DPDK package is to use DPDK's tools/setup.sh script. Use the following steps after running the setup.sh script:
- Press  to compile the package
- Press  to install the driver
- Press  to setup 1024 2MB hugepages
- Press  to register the Ethernet ports
- Press  to quit the tool
To verify check that DPDK package creates a new directory of compiled libraries. For x86_64 machines, the new subdirectory should be
Now change directories to the Open vSwitch source code and build as follows:
./boot.sh ./configure --with-dpdk=../dpdk-2.0.0/x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc/ make
We went into greater detail on building and running OVS and DPDK for supporting vhost-user and offered a bash script as a band-aide until Open vSwitch is released. This bash script checks of v2.4.0 is released and otherwise builds the trunk and includes specific configuration patches.
wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/xsited/ssg/master/scripts/build_ovs_dpdk.sh chmod +x build_ovs_dpdk.sh ./build_ovs_dpdk.sh
Note: The patch sets included in the body of the script need updating time to time.
OPNFV vSwitch Performance Project
git clone http://gerrit.opnfv.org/gerrit/vswitchperf.git cd vswitchperf/src make
I was able to make a few simple changes to the existing package-list.mk file and build a custom integration for my use case.
diff --git a/src/package-list.mk b/src/package-list.mk index 0dbdbd2..cfde84e 100644 --- a/src/package-list.mk +++ b/src/package-list.mk @@ -6,8 +6,8 @@ # dpdk section # DPDK_URL ?= git://dpdk.org/dpdk DPDK_URL ?= http://dpdk.org/git/dpdk -DPDK_TAG ?= v1.8.0 +DPDK_TAG ?= v2.0.0 # OVS section OVS_URL ?= https://github.com/openvswitch/ovs -OVS_TAG ?= da79ce2b71dd879e7f20fdddc715568f6a74185a +# OVS_TAG ?= da79ce2b71dd879e7f20fdddc715568f6a74185a
Whichever method works for you, we are ready to test any OVS 2.4 release candidate and DPDK 2.0.0.