[dpdk-dev] [PATCH] config: build nfp pmd support by default

Alejandro Lucero alejandro.lucero at netronome.com
Fri Jan 13 12:50:02 CET 2017

Because using a NFP PMD requires specific BSP installed, the PMD
support was not the default option before. This was just for making
people aware of such dependency, since there is no need for such a
BSP for just compiling DPDK with NFP PMD support.

Signed-off-by: Alejandro Lucero <alejandro.lucero at netronome.com>
 config/common_base      |  2 +-
 doc/guides/nics/nfp.rst | 10 ++++++----
 2 files changed, 7 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)

diff --git a/config/common_base b/config/common_base
index 8e9dcfa..3fd62d6 100644
--- a/config/common_base
+++ b/config/common_base
@@ -248,7 +248,7 @@ CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_ENIC_DEBUG=n
 # Compile burst-oriented Netronome NFP PMD driver
diff --git a/doc/guides/nics/nfp.rst b/doc/guides/nics/nfp.rst
index 4ef6e02..b643e5b 100644
--- a/doc/guides/nics/nfp.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/nics/nfp.rst
@@ -68,10 +68,12 @@ Building the software
 Netronome's PMD code is provided in the **drivers/net/nfp** directory.
-Because Netronome´s BSP dependencies the driver is disabled by default
-in DPDK build using **common_linuxapp configuration** file. Enabling the
-driver or if you use another configuration file and want to have NFP
-support, this variable is needed:
+Although NFP PMD has Netronome´s BSP dependencies, it is possible to
+compile it along with other DPDK PMDs even if no BSP was installed before.
+Of course, a DPDK app will require such a BSP installed for using the
+Default PMD configuration is at **common_linuxapp configuration** file:

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