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* Bring in support for netmap, a framework for very efficient packetLuigi Rizzo2011-11-171-0/+19
I/O from userspace, capable of line rate at 10G, see http://info.iet.unipi.it/~luigi/netmap/ At this time I am bringing in only the generic code (sys/dev/netmap/ plus two headers under sys/net/), and some sample applications in tools/tools/netmap. There is also a manpage in share/man/man4 [1] In order to make use of the framework you need to build a kernel with "device netmap", and patch individual drivers with the code that you can find in sys/dev/netmap/head.diff The file will go away as the relevant pieces are committed to the various device drivers, which should happen in a few days after talking to the driver maintainers. Netmap support is available at the moment for Intel 10G and 1G cards (ixgbe, em/lem/igb), and for the Realtek 1G card ("re"). I have partial patches for "bge" and am starting to work on "cxgbe". Hopefully changes are trivial enough so interested third parties can submit their patches. Interested people can contact me for advice on how to add netmap support to specific devices. CREDITS: Netmap has been developed by Luigi Rizzo and other collaborators at the Universita` di Pisa, and supported by EU project CHANGE (http://www.change-project.eu/) The code is distributed under a BSD Copyright. [1] In my opinion is a bad idea to have all manpage in one directory. We should place kernel documentation in the same dir that contains the code, which would make it much simpler to keep doc and code in sync, reduce the clutter in share/man/ and incidentally is the policy used for all of userspace code. Makefiles and doc tools can be trivially adjusted to find the manpages in the relevant subdirs. Notes: svn path=/head/; revision=227614