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DPDK 19.08, Biggest Release of 2019, is Now Available

By August 12, 2019Blog

The latest major release of DPDK is now available, DPDK 19.08:  https://fast.dpdk.org/rel/dpdk-19.08.tar.xz. Arguably the biggest release of the year, DPDK 19.08 was a phenomenal community effort. 

The statistics – probably the biggest release of the year:

  •  1327 commits from 171 authors
  • 1631 files changed, 138797 insertions(+), 97285 deletions(-)

A list of new features, grouped by category, is included below: 


  •    IOVA mode defaults to VA if IOMMU is available
  •    MCS lock
  •    better pseudo-random number generator
  •    Intel QuickData Technology (ioat) PMD
  •    non-transparent bridge (ntb) PMD


  •   actions for TCP and GRE in flow API
  •   Broadcom Thor support in bnxt PMD
  •   Huawei (hinic) PMD
  •   Marvell OCTEON TX2 PMD
  •   shared memory (memif) PMD
  •   zero copy and multi-queues in AF_XDP PMD



More details available in the release notes: http://doc.dpdk.org/guides/rel_notes/release_19_08.html

There are 70 new contributors (including authors, reviewers and testers). Welcome to Abraham Tovar, Adam Dybkowski, Adham Masarwah, Aideen McLoughlin, Amit Gupta, Amrutha Sampath, Anirudh Venkataramanan, Artur Trybula, Ashijeet Acharya, Ashish Shah, Brett Creeley, Christopher Reder, Dave Ertman, Dilshod Urazov, Eli Britstein, Flavia Musatescu, Georgiy Levashov, Gosia Bakota, Grishma Kotecha, Grzegorz Nitka, Hariprasad Govindharajan, Henry Tieman, Jacek Naczyk, Jacob Keller, Jaroslaw Ilgiewicz, Jeb Cramer, Jesse Brandeburg, Jingzhao Ni, Johan Källström, John OLoughlin, Július Milan, Kalesh AP, Kanaka Durga Kotamarthy, Karol Kolacinski, Kevin Lampis, Kevin Scott, Lance Richardson, Lavanya Govindarajan, Lev Faerman, Lukasz Bartosik, Lukasz Gosiewski, Maciej Bielski, Marcin Zapolski, Mariusz Drost, Marta Plantykow, Mesut Ali Ergin, Michel Machado, Mohsin Mazhar Shaikh, Naresh Kumar PBS, Nicolas Chautru, Radu Bulie, Santoshkumar Karanappa Rastapur, Satha Rao, Sean Morrissey, Shivanshu Shukla, Sriharsha Basavapatna, Srinivas Narayan, Suanming Mou, Suyang Ju, Tao Zhu,Tarun Singh, Thinh Tran, Ting Xu, Tummala Sivaprasad, Vamsi Attunuru, Wenjie Li, William Tu, Xiao Zhang, Yuri Chipchev and Ziyang Xuan.

Below is the number of patches per company (with authors count):

    435     Intel (60)

   239     Marvell (19)

    164     Mellanox (15)

    109     Red Hat (5)

     84     Broadcom (10)

     77     Microsoft (2)

     51     Solarflare (7)

     28     ARM (5)

     25     NXP (6)

     24     6WIND (4)

     20     Huawei (4)

     12     OKTET Labs (3)

     11     Cisco (4)

      8     IBM (4)

      5     Semihalf (3)

      4     Netcope (2)

      4     Ericsson (1)

Based on Reviewed-by and Acked-by tags, the top reviewers are:

    134     Ferruh Yigit <ferruh.yigit@intel.com>

    101     Qi Zhang <qi.z.zhang@intel.com>

     67     Jerin Jacob <jerinj@marvell.com>

     63     Viacheslav Ovsiienko <viacheslavo@mellanox.com>

     44     David Marchand <david.marchand@redhat.com>

     43     Maxime Coquelin <maxime.coquelin@redhat.com>

     38     Bruce Richardson <bruce.richardson@intel.com>

     37     Matan Azrad <matan@mellanox.com>

     34     Stephen Hemminger <stephen@networkplumber.org>

     31     Konstantin Ananyev <konstantin.ananyev@intel.com>

     31     Anatoly Burakov <anatoly.burakov@intel.com>

     31     Ajit Khaparde <ajit.khaparde@broadcom.com>

     29     Akhil Goyal <akhil.goyal@nxp.com>

     27     Luca Boccassi <bluca@debian.org>

     25     Shahaf Shuler <shahafs@mellanox.com>

     23     Xiaolong Ye <xiaolong.ye@intel.com>

     23     Fiona Trahe <fiona.trahe@intel.com>

     22     Andrew Rybchenko <arybchenko@solarflare.com>

     20     Somnath Kotur <somnath.kotur@broadcom.com>

     17     Gavin Hu <gavin.hu@arm.com>

     16     Shally Verma <shallyv@marvell.com>

     16     Olivier Matz <olivier.matz@6wind.com>

     16     Hemant Agrawal <hemant.agrawal@nxp.com>

     15     Yongseok Koh <yskoh@mellanox.com>


What’s Next

The new features for the 19.11 release may be submitted during the next four weeks,

in order to be reviewed and integrated during September. DPDK 19.11 should be released at the beginning of November:  http://core.dpdk.org/roadmap#dates

In memory of Rami Rosen, we would like to encourage everybody to clean up and carefully review the DPDK documentation.

We’d love to see you at the DPDK Userspace event  in Bordeaux, France September 19-20. If you haven’t already, please register. More details here: https://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/dpdk-userspace-2019-bordeaux

Thanks to everyone in the broader DPDK community for you participation and contributions.