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* This new version of netmap brings you the following:Luigi Rizzo2014-02-151-19/+0
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | - netmap pipes, providing bidirectional blocking I/O while moving 100+ Mpps between processes using shared memory channels (no mistake: over one hundred million. But mind you, i said *moving* not *processing*); - kqueue support (BHyVe needs it); - improved user library. Just the interface name lets you select a NIC, host port, VALE switch port, netmap pipe, and individual queues. The upcoming netmap-enabled libpcap will use this feature. - optional extra buffers associated to netmap ports, for applications that need to buffer data yet don't want to make copies. - segmentation offloading for the VALE switch, useful between VMs. and a number of bug fixes and performance improvements. My colleagues Giuseppe Lettieri and Vincenzo Maffione did a substantial amount of work on these features so we owe them a big thanks. There are some external repositories that can be of interest: https://code.google.com/p/netmap our public repository for netmap/VALE code, including linux versions and other stuff that does not belong here, such as python bindings. https://code.google.com/p/netmap-libpcap a clone of the libpcap repository with netmap support. With this any libpcap client has access to most netmap feature with no recompilation. E.g. tcpdump can filter packets at 10-15 Mpps. https://code.google.com/p/netmap-ipfw a userspace version of ipfw+dummynet which uses netmap to send/receive packets. Speed is up in the 7-10 Mpps range per core for simple rulesets. Both netmap-libpcap and netmap-ipfw will be merged upstream at some point, but while this happens it is useful to have access to them. And yes, this code will be merged soon. It is infinitely better than the version currently in 10 and 9. MFC after: 3 days Notes: svn path=/head/; revision=261909
* 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