1. OCTEON TX Board Support Package
This doc has information about steps to setup OCTEON TX platform and information about common offload hw block drivers of Cavium OCTEON TX SoC family.
More information about SoC can be found at Cavium, Inc Official Website.
1.1. Common Offload HW Block Drivers
1.2. Steps To Setup Platform
There are three main pre-prerequisites for setting up Platform drivers on OCTEON TX compatible board:
OCTEON TX Linux kernel PF driver for Network acceleration HW blocks
The OCTEON TX Linux kernel drivers (includes the required PF driver for the Platform drivers) are available on Github at octeontx-kmod along with build, install and dpdk usage instructions.
ARM64 Tool Chain
For example, the aarch64 Linaro Toolchain, which can be obtained from here.
Any aarch64 supporting filesystem can be used. For example, Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily) or 16.04 LTS (Xenial) userland which can be obtained from http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-base/releases/16.04/release/ubuntu-base-16.04.1-base-arm64.tar.gz.
As an alternative method, Platform drivers can also be executed using images provided as part of SDK from Cavium. The SDK includes all the above prerequisites necessary to bring up a OCTEON TX board.
SDK and related information can be obtained from: Cavium support site.
- Follow the DPDK Getting Started Guide for Linux to setup the basic DPDK environment.