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From: Stephen Hemminger <stephen@networkplumber.org>
To: Staffan Wiklund <staffan491@gmail.com>
Cc: users <users@dpdk.org>
Subject: Re: How to use DPDK memif between Docker container and native Linux application?
Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2022 10:46:37 -0800
Message-ID: <20220216104637.4632aa3b@hermes.local> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAAV4wTjT03dBJmVPLKWrPjrnv3pETUzfpH13GaS8z8SUtAdoVw@mail.gmail.com>

On Wed, 16 Feb 2022 10:19:02 +0100
Staffan Wiklund <staffan491@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello
> 
> I wonder if it is possible for a DPDK application using the memif feature
> to communicate with a native Linux application?
> 
> I have tried to create a Docker container and start the image by:
> docker run -ti --privileged -v "/mnt/huge:/mnt/huge" -v "/var/run:/var/run"
> -v "/tmp:/tmp" -v "/run:/run" -v "/sys:/sys" -v "/dev:/dev" testpmd
> /bin/bash
> 
> In this container I start the dpdk-testpmd application in server mode by:
> ./dpdk-testpmd -l 1-2  --no-pci  --proc-type=primary --file-prefix=td1
> --vdev=net_memif,role=server,mac=00:00:00:00:00:01 -- -i
> 
> From a UNIX shell in the same server I start the dpdk-testpmd in client
> mode:
> sudo ./dpdk-testpmd -l 3-4  --no-pci --proc-type=primary --file-prefix=td2
> --vdev=net_memif,zero-copy=yes,mac=00:00:00:00:00:02 --single-file-segments
> -- -i
> 
> This results in the following error message on the client side:
> . . .
> Configuring Port 0 (socket 0)
> memif_connect_client(): Failed to connect socket: /run/memif.sock.
> Fail to start port 0
> . . .
> 
> If I start both sides in a UNIX shell, the client can connect to the server.
> Do you know what can be the fault when executing in a Docker container and
> in a UNIX shell for communication using the DPDK memif feature?
> 
> Thanks
> Staffan

The docker container is in a different filesystem namespace so the two can't
talk to each other. You might get it to work with the abstract option to memif.

  reply	other threads:[~2022-02-16 18:46 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2022-02-16  9:19 Staffan Wiklund
2022-02-16 18:46 ` Stephen Hemminger [this message]
2022-02-16 19:09   ` Staffan Wiklund

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