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From: Sarosh Arif <sarosh.arif@emumba.com>
To: dev@dpdk.org
Cc: Stephen Hemminger <stephen@networkplumber.org>,
	Thomas Monjalon <thomas@monjalon.net>
Subject: [dpdk-dev] [RFC] usertools: Replace dpdk-setup with a python curses based script
Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2020 17:39:19 +0500
Message-ID: <CABoZmYOPfcbw83zmYTT-ksETp-M+ebj4NG7-YE=5ZQzoOA4dRA@mail.gmail.com> (raw)

dpdk-setup has been used for a long time in order to compile and
configure dpdk along with running some basic applications. dpdk-setup
uses the make build system to compile which is now deprecated. In addition
to this it has been discussed on the mailing list a few times that
dpdk-setup UI is quite old and it needs improvement along with
addition of some other facilities. This had created a need for python
curses based script that would provide similar functionality as
dpdk-setup but with more options and better UI. The idea is almost similar
to kernel's make menuconfig. The reason to select python curses is that it
comes as a standard library with python. The script will use the meson build
system for compilation.

Here is a link containing suggested UI:

The following options will be present in the Menu and Sub-Menu:

    Compile with gcc
    Compile with icc
    Compile with clang
    Compile examples
Cross compile
    Setup hugepage for non-NUMA
    Setup hugepages for NUMA
    Remove hugepage mappings
Insert module
    Setup VFIO permissions
Remove module
Bind and Unbind devices
    Bind device to IGB UIO
    Bind device to VFIO
    Unbind devices from IGB UIO or VFIO driver
    Hugepages info
    Current device settings
Run Applications
    Test application → prompt user to enter flags and possibly build
directory name. Also give a default options for flags
    Testpmd application → prompt user to enter flags and possibly
build directory name. Also give a default options for flags

In addition to this, the user will have the facility to provide any
additional flags for compilation if he/she wishes to.

             reply	other threads:[~2020-08-18 12:39 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 37+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-08-18 12:39 Sarosh Arif [this message]
2020-08-18 17:09 ` Stephen Hemminger
2020-09-01 13:30   ` Thomas Monjalon
2020-09-01 16:56     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH] usertools: add huge page setup script Stephen Hemminger
2020-09-02  9:47       ` Ferruh Yigit
2020-09-02  9:55       ` Bruce Richardson
2020-09-02 14:50         ` Stephen Hemminger
2020-09-03 22:48       ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2] " Stephen Hemminger
2020-09-04  9:22         ` Bruce Richardson
2020-09-04 17:18           ` Stephen Hemminger
2020-09-04 14:58         ` Burakov, Anatoly
2020-09-04 15:10           ` Bruce Richardson
2020-09-04 18:35       ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH] " Stephen Hemminger
2020-09-04 23:13         ` Ferruh Yigit
2020-09-04 23:30           ` Stephen Hemminger
2020-09-05  3:07       ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4] " Stephen Hemminger
2020-09-06  3:42       ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v5] " Stephen Hemminger
2020-09-07  8:54         ` Ferruh Yigit
2020-09-07  8:58           ` Bruce Richardson
2020-09-07 17:20             ` Stephen Hemminger
2020-09-08  8:18               ` Bruce Richardson
2020-09-08 14:58                 ` Stephen Hemminger
2020-09-08 21:49             ` Thomas Monjalon
2020-09-08 15:17       ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v6] usertools: add a " Stephen Hemminger
2020-09-09 11:46         ` Ferruh Yigit
2020-09-09 19:26         ` Ajit Khaparde
2020-09-09 18:51       ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v7] " Stephen Hemminger
2020-09-14 15:31         ` Burakov, Anatoly
2020-10-20 18:01           ` Ferruh Yigit
2020-11-22 21:39             ` Thomas Monjalon
2020-09-24  4:31         ` Stephen Hemminger
2020-11-22 21:30           ` Thomas Monjalon
2020-11-23  0:12             ` Stephen Hemminger
2020-11-24 17:45             ` Stephen Hemminger
2020-11-24 21:37               ` Thomas Monjalon
2020-11-25  9:16                 ` Ferruh Yigit
2020-08-28 12:09 ` [dpdk-dev] [RFC] usertools: Replace dpdk-setup with a python curses based script Morten Brørup

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