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Re: [Xen-devel] Virtio on Xen

On Tue, Feb 11, 2014 at 01:01:40PM +0000, Ian Campbell wrote:
> On Mon, 2014-02-10 at 10:07 -0800, Peter X. Gao wrote:
> > Thanks for your reply. I am now using virtio-net and it seems working.
> > However, Intel DPDK also requires hugepage. When a DPDK application is
> > initiating hugepage, I got the following error. Do I need to config
> > something in Xen to support hugepage?
> I'm not sure about the status of superpage support in mainline kernels
> for PV Xen guests. IIRC there was a requirement to add a Xen command
> line flag to enable it at the level.
> Or you could just use an HVM guest, since no special support is needed
> for hugepages there.
> But maybe I'm confused because I think your use of virtio-net would
> necessarily require that you be using an HVM not PV guest.
> But then looking at your logs I see Xen PV block and net but no sign of
> virtio -- so I suspect you are actually doing PV and not using
> virtio-net at all.

DPDK 1.6 is out - and you can do Xen. You need to use HVM guests and
a special module in dom0 to setup 2MB contingous pages that
is shared with the guest.  

The protocol that DPDK uses is VirtIO.


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