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From: Ferruh Yigit <ferruh.yigit@intel.com>
To: Thomas Monjalon <thomas@monjalon.net>
Cc: <dev@dpdk.org>, Keith Wiles <keith.wiles@intel.com>,
	Olivier Matz <olivier.matz@6wind.com>,
	David Marchand <david.marchand@redhat.com>,
	"Stephen Hemminger" <stephen@networkplumber.org>,
	Elad Nachman <eladv6@gmail.com>,
	"Igor Ryzhov" <iryzhov@nfware.com>, Dan Gora <dg@adax.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 1/2] doc: note KNI alternatives
Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2021 14:19:27 +0000
Message-ID: <f4c435e9-3443-e524-b071-21c3a9a11c5d@intel.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <2937060.Av0YGoZ78G@thomas>

On 11/24/2021 1:58 PM, Thomas Monjalon wrote:
> 23/11/2021 13:08, Ferruh Yigit:
>> --- a/doc/guides/nics/tap.rst
>> +++ b/doc/guides/nics/tap.rst
>> @@ -1,6 +1,8 @@
>>   ..  SPDX-License-Identifier: BSD-3-Clause
>>       Copyright(c) 2016 Intel Corporation.
>>   
>> +.. _TunTap_PMD:
> 
> No need for such anchor at the beginning of a doc.
> You can reference a document with :doc:
> 

ack

> [...]
>> +There are other alternatives to KNI, all are available in the upstream Linux:
>> +
>> +#. :ref:`virtio_user_as_exceptional_path`
>> +
>> +#. :ref:`TunTap_PMD` as wrapper to `Linux tun/tap
>> +   <https://www.kernel.org/doc/Documentation/networking/tuntap.txt>`_
> 
> What about pcap, AF_PACKET and AF_XDP PMDs?
> 
> 

They are different, not exactly KNI alternative.

pcap, af_packet & af_xdp are on top of sockets for specific interface,
KNI & virtio-user enables injecting packets to Linux networking stack
without being tied to any existing interface.

  reply	other threads:[~2021-11-24 14:19 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 15+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-06-23 17:31 [dpdk-dev] [PATCH] doc: note KNI alternatives and deprecation plan Ferruh Yigit
2021-06-23 18:33 ` Stephen Hemminger
2021-06-24  8:19   ` Ferruh Yigit
2021-07-30 12:48 ` Olivier Matz
2021-11-23 10:21   ` Ferruh Yigit
2021-08-20 12:58 ` David Marchand
2021-11-23 10:42   ` Ferruh Yigit
2021-11-23 12:08 ` [PATCH v2 1/2] doc: note KNI alternatives Ferruh Yigit
2021-11-23 12:08   ` [PATCH v2 2/2] doc: announce KNI deprecation Ferruh Yigit
2021-11-24 14:00     ` Thomas Monjalon
2021-11-24 13:58   ` [PATCH v2 1/2] doc: note KNI alternatives Thomas Monjalon
2021-11-24 14:19     ` Ferruh Yigit [this message]
2021-11-24 17:16 ` [PATCH v3 " Ferruh Yigit
2021-11-24 17:16   ` [PATCH v3 2/2] doc: announce KNI deprecation Ferruh Yigit
2021-12-01 16:31   ` [PATCH v3 1/2] doc: note KNI alternatives Morten Brørup

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