2. NXP DPAA2 Eventdev Driver
The dpaa2 eventdev is an implementation of the eventdev API, that provides a wide range of the eventdev features. The eventdev relies on a dpaa2 hw to perform event scheduling.
More information can be found at NXP Official Website.
The DPAA2 EVENTDEV implements many features in the eventdev API;
- Hardware based event scheduler
- 8 event ports
- 8 event queues
- Parallel flows
- Atomic flows
2.2. Supported DPAA2 SoCs
See NXP QorIQ DPAA2 Board Support Package for setup information
Currently supported by DPDK:
- NXP SDK 19.09+.
- MC Firmware version 10.18.0 and higher.
- Supported architectures: arm64 LE.
- Follow the DPDK Getting Started Guide for Linux to setup the basic DPDK environment.
Some part of fslmc bus code (mc flib - object library) routines are dual licensed (BSD & GPLv2).
2.4. Pre-Installation Configuration
2.4.1. Config File Options
The following options can be modified in the
Please note that enabling debugging options may affect system performance.
Toggle compilation of the
2.4.2. Driver Compilation
To compile the DPAA2 EVENTDEV PMD for Linux arm64 gcc target, run the
cd <DPDK-source-directory> make config T=arm64-dpaa-linux-gcc install
The dpaa2 eventdev is exposed as a vdev device which consists of a set of dpcon devices and dpci devices. On EAL initialization, dpcon and dpci devices will be probed and then vdev device can be created from the application code by
rte_vdev_init("event_dpaa2")from the application
--vdev="event_dpaa2"in the EAL options, which will call rte_vdev_init() internally
2.6. Enabling logs
For enabling logs, use the following EAL parameter:
./your_eventdev_application <EAL args> --log-level=pmd.event.dpaa2,<level>
eventdev.dpaa2 as log matching criteria, all Event PMD logs can be
enabled which are lower than logging
2.7.1. Platform Requirement
DPAA2 drivers for DPDK can only work on NXP SoCs as listed in the
Supported DPAA2 SoCs.
2.7.2. Port-core binding
DPAA2 EVENTDEV can support only one eventport per core.