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From: "Burakov, Anatoly" <anatoly.burakov@intel.com>
To: dev@dpdk.org
Cc: john.mcnamara@intel.com, bruce.richardson@intel.com,
	pablo.de.lara.guarch@intel.com, david.hunt@intel.com,
	mohammad.abdul.awal@intel.com
Subject: Re: [dpdk-dev] [RFC 0/9] Modularize and enhance DPDK Python scripts
Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2018 11:11:45 +0100
Message-ID: <b7d24619-6bcf-c4b0-8a8e-388606b72a6f@intel.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <cover.1529940601.git.anatoly.burakov@intel.com>

On 25-Jun-18 4:59 PM, Anatoly Burakov wrote:
> This patchset attempts to create a library out of Python scripts that
> come with DPDK, with a goal of enabling external tools to get the same
> information about the system DPDK has, and perhaps configure DPDK.
> 
> Potential applications include:
> 
> * Better setup.sh script (it's long overdue, and you know it!)
> * Easier development of better tools for developers (see hugepage-info
>    example)
> * Easier gathering of DPDK-centric system information, has potential
>    applications in troubleshooting tools
> * Reduce code duplication for external tools seeking to use the same
>    functionality (bind-unbind, cpu layout, etc)
> * Add cross-platform support for our scripts (see cpu-layout example
>    now working on FreeBSD)
> 
> There are a few things to mention. First of all, it's an RFC, so the
> fact that it's unfinished and maybe awkward comes with the territory.
> I am also aware of the fact that it's a Python library, that it's
> outside the scope of DPDK and that it's somewhat a Not-Invented-Here
> kind of proposition where there are a lot of externally available
> (and arguably much better designed and implemented) tools that do the
> same thing.
> 
> So the first question i would like to ask is, is the community at all
> interested in something like this? Does it have to be part of DPDK
> repository? Can it be maintained in a separate repository? How do we
> handle updates and dependencies?
> 
> I should also mention that it is *not* intended to be a replacement
> for udev or any other method of device binding - if anything, it's
> the opposite, in that it takes the whole issue out of the question
> and thus would make switching to udev or any other device binding
> easier since both internal and external tools can utilize the same
> Python API.
> 

I would like to draw attention to this RFC again :)

-- 
Thanks,
Anatoly

  parent reply	other threads:[~2018-08-14 10:11 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 36+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-06-25 15:59 Anatoly Burakov
2018-06-25 15:59 ` [dpdk-dev] [RFC 1/9] usertools: add DPDK config lib python library Anatoly Burakov
2018-06-25 15:59 ` [dpdk-dev] [RFC 2/9] usertools/lib: add platform info library Anatoly Burakov
2018-06-25 15:59 ` [dpdk-dev] [RFC 3/9] usertools/cpu_layout: rewrite to use DPDKConfigLib Anatoly Burakov
2018-06-25 15:59 ` [dpdk-dev] [RFC 4/9] usertools/lib: support FreeBSD for platform info Anatoly Burakov
2018-06-25 15:59 ` [dpdk-dev] [RFC 5/9] usertools/lib: add device information library Anatoly Burakov
2018-06-25 15:59 ` [dpdk-dev] [RFC 6/9] usertools/devbind: switch to using DPDKConfigLib Anatoly Burakov
2018-06-25 15:59 ` [dpdk-dev] [RFC 7/9] usertools/lib: add hugepage information library Anatoly Burakov
2018-06-25 15:59 ` [dpdk-dev] [RFC 8/9] usertools: add hugepage info script Anatoly Burakov
2018-06-25 15:59 ` [dpdk-dev] [RFC 9/9] usertools/lib: add GRUB utility library for hugepage config Anatoly Burakov
2018-06-26  1:09   ` Kevin Wilson
2018-06-26  9:05     ` Burakov, Anatoly
2018-08-14 10:11 ` Burakov, Anatoly [this message]
2018-08-28  8:16   ` [dpdk-dev] [RFC 0/9] Modularize and enhance DPDK Python scripts Burakov, Anatoly
2018-11-15 15:47 ` [dpdk-dev] [RFC v2 " Anatoly Burakov
2018-11-15 15:47 ` [dpdk-dev] [RFC v2 1/9] usertools: add DPDK config lib python library Anatoly Burakov
2018-11-16  0:45   ` Stephen Hemminger
2018-11-16 11:49     ` Burakov, Anatoly
2018-11-16 14:09       ` Wiles, Keith
2018-11-16 14:13         ` Richardson, Bruce
2018-11-16 14:37           ` Burakov, Anatoly
2018-11-16 14:55             ` Thomas Monjalon
2018-11-16 15:41               ` Wiles, Keith
2018-11-16 15:43               ` Burakov, Anatoly
2018-11-16 15:58                 ` Thomas Monjalon
2018-11-16 16:10                   ` Bruce Richardson
2018-11-16 16:08                 ` Bruce Richardson
2018-11-16 15:38             ` Wiles, Keith
2018-11-15 15:47 ` [dpdk-dev] [RFC v2 2/9] usertools/lib: add platform info library Anatoly Burakov
2018-11-15 15:47 ` [dpdk-dev] [RFC v2 3/9] usertools/cpu_layout: rewrite to use DPDKConfigLib Anatoly Burakov
2018-11-15 15:47 ` [dpdk-dev] [RFC v2 4/9] usertools/lib: support FreeBSD for platform info Anatoly Burakov
2018-11-15 15:47 ` [dpdk-dev] [RFC v2 5/9] usertools/lib: add device information library Anatoly Burakov
2018-11-15 15:47 ` [dpdk-dev] [RFC v2 6/9] usertools/devbind: switch to using DPDKConfigLib Anatoly Burakov
2018-11-15 15:47 ` [dpdk-dev] [RFC v2 7/9] usertools/lib: add hugepage information library Anatoly Burakov
2018-11-15 15:47 ` [dpdk-dev] [RFC v2 8/9] usertools: add hugepage info script Anatoly Burakov
2018-11-15 15:47 ` [dpdk-dev] [RFC v2 9/9] usertools/lib: add GRUB utility library for hugepage config Anatoly Burakov

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