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[dpdk-dev,v3,01/14] Add compiling definations for IBM Power architecture

Message ID 1416792142-23132-2-git-send-email-chaozhu@linux.vnet.ibm.com (mailing list archive)
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Chao Zhu Nov. 24, 2014, 1:22 a.m. UTC
To make DPDK run on IBM Power architecture, configuration files for
Power architecuture are added. Also, the compiling related .mk files are
added.

Signed-off-by: Chao Zhu <chaozhu@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
---
 config/common_linuxapp_powerpc              |  394 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 config/defconfig_ppc_64-power8-linuxapp-gcc |   40 +++
 mk/arch/ppc_64/rte.vars.mk                  |   39 +++
 mk/machine/power8/rte.vars.mk               |   57 ++++
 4 files changed, 530 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
 create mode 100644 config/common_linuxapp_powerpc
 create mode 100644 config/defconfig_ppc_64-power8-linuxapp-gcc
 create mode 100644 mk/arch/ppc_64/rte.vars.mk
 create mode 100644 mk/machine/power8/rte.vars.mk

Comments

Neil Horman Nov. 23, 2014, 10:02 p.m. UTC | #1
On Sun, Nov 23, 2014 at 08:22:09PM -0500, Chao Zhu wrote:
> To make DPDK run on IBM Power architecture, configuration files for
> Power architecuture are added. Also, the compiling related .mk files are
> added.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Chao Zhu <chaozhu@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
> ---
>  config/common_linuxapp_powerpc              |  394 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>  config/defconfig_ppc_64-power8-linuxapp-gcc |   40 +++
>  mk/arch/ppc_64/rte.vars.mk                  |   39 +++
>  mk/machine/power8/rte.vars.mk               |   57 ++++
>  4 files changed, 530 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
>  create mode 100644 config/common_linuxapp_powerpc
>  create mode 100644 config/defconfig_ppc_64-power8-linuxapp-gcc
>  create mode 100644 mk/arch/ppc_64/rte.vars.mk
>  create mode 100644 mk/machine/power8/rte.vars.mk
> 
> diff --git a/config/common_linuxapp_powerpc b/config/common_linuxapp_powerpc
> new file mode 100644
> index 0000000..d230a0b
> --- /dev/null
> +++ b/config/common_linuxapp_powerpc
This filename is common_linuxapp_powerpc, but given that it explicitly specifies
all the build options, there isn't really anything common about it.  I think
what you want to do is rename this defconfig_powerpc-native-linuxapp-gcc, and
have it include common_linuxapp, then change any power-specific option you see
fit.

Also, does BSD build on power?  I presume so. You likely want to create a
corresponding bsd power config
Chao Zhu Nov. 25, 2014, 3:51 a.m. UTC | #2
Neil,
Current Power related patches are not a full functional one. Some of the 
libraries are not migrated. So
common_linuxapp_powerpc is used to turn off the uncompiled part. This 
file is a copy of the common_linuxapp. And this file is intended to be 
removed when all of the libraries are migrated to Power. Actually, it's 
the current common file for linux and other OS, such as BSD.  However, I 
didn't try the compilation on BSD.  But this probably needs to be done.

On 2014/11/24 6:02, Neil Horman wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 23, 2014 at 08:22:09PM -0500, Chao Zhu wrote:
>> To make DPDK run on IBM Power architecture, configuration files for
>> Power architecuture are added. Also, the compiling related .mk files are
>> added.
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Chao Zhu <chaozhu@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
>> ---
>>   config/common_linuxapp_powerpc              |  394 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>>   config/defconfig_ppc_64-power8-linuxapp-gcc |   40 +++
>>   mk/arch/ppc_64/rte.vars.mk                  |   39 +++
>>   mk/machine/power8/rte.vars.mk               |   57 ++++
>>   4 files changed, 530 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
>>   create mode 100644 config/common_linuxapp_powerpc
>>   create mode 100644 config/defconfig_ppc_64-power8-linuxapp-gcc
>>   create mode 100644 mk/arch/ppc_64/rte.vars.mk
>>   create mode 100644 mk/machine/power8/rte.vars.mk
>>
>> diff --git a/config/common_linuxapp_powerpc b/config/common_linuxapp_powerpc
>> new file mode 100644
>> index 0000000..d230a0b
>> --- /dev/null
>> +++ b/config/common_linuxapp_powerpc
> This filename is common_linuxapp_powerpc, but given that it explicitly specifies
> all the build options, there isn't really anything common about it.  I think
> what you want to do is rename this defconfig_powerpc-native-linuxapp-gcc, and
> have it include common_linuxapp, then change any power-specific option you see
> fit.
>
> Also, does BSD build on power?  I presume so. You likely want to create a
> corresponding bsd power config
>
Bruce Richardson Nov. 25, 2014, 8:44 a.m. UTC | #3
On Tue, Nov 25, 2014 at 11:51:13AM +0800, Chao Zhu wrote:
> Neil,
> Current Power related patches are not a full functional one. Some of the
> libraries are not migrated. So
> common_linuxapp_powerpc is used to turn off the uncompiled part.

Hi Chao,
just to re-echo what Neil says - this would be better as a 
defconfig_powerpc-native-linuxapp-gcc config file including common_linuxapp.
Anything you need to turn off in the config can be turned off in the defconfig
file after you include the common_linuxapp one - later definitions override
earlier ones. It also makes things clearer to read as you end up with a 
powerpc config file that essentially reads as "use common linux settings except
for this, and this, and this, etc...."

	Regards,
	/Bruce

> This file
> is a copy of the common_linuxapp. And this file is intended to be removed
> when all of the libraries are migrated to Power. Actually, it's the current
> common file for linux and other OS, such as BSD.  However, I didn't try the
> compilation on BSD.  But this probably needs to be done.
> 
> On 2014/11/24 6:02, Neil Horman wrote:
> >On Sun, Nov 23, 2014 at 08:22:09PM -0500, Chao Zhu wrote:
> >>To make DPDK run on IBM Power architecture, configuration files for
> >>Power architecuture are added. Also, the compiling related .mk files are
> >>added.
> >>
> >>Signed-off-by: Chao Zhu <chaozhu@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
> >>---
> >>  config/common_linuxapp_powerpc              |  394 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> >>  config/defconfig_ppc_64-power8-linuxapp-gcc |   40 +++
> >>  mk/arch/ppc_64/rte.vars.mk                  |   39 +++
> >>  mk/machine/power8/rte.vars.mk               |   57 ++++
> >>  4 files changed, 530 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
> >>  create mode 100644 config/common_linuxapp_powerpc
> >>  create mode 100644 config/defconfig_ppc_64-power8-linuxapp-gcc
> >>  create mode 100644 mk/arch/ppc_64/rte.vars.mk
> >>  create mode 100644 mk/machine/power8/rte.vars.mk
> >>
> >>diff --git a/config/common_linuxapp_powerpc b/config/common_linuxapp_powerpc
> >>new file mode 100644
> >>index 0000000..d230a0b
> >>--- /dev/null
> >>+++ b/config/common_linuxapp_powerpc
> >This filename is common_linuxapp_powerpc, but given that it explicitly specifies
> >all the build options, there isn't really anything common about it.  I think
> >what you want to do is rename this defconfig_powerpc-native-linuxapp-gcc, and
> >have it include common_linuxapp, then change any power-specific option you see
> >fit.
> >
> >Also, does BSD build on power?  I presume so. You likely want to create a
> >corresponding bsd power config
> >
> 
>
Chao Zhu Nov. 25, 2014, 9:19 a.m. UTC | #4
Bruce,

Good point! I'll update the current patches.
Thanks for your suggestions!

On 2014/11/25 16:44, Bruce Richardson wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 25, 2014 at 11:51:13AM +0800, Chao Zhu wrote:
>> Neil,
>> Current Power related patches are not a full functional one. Some of the
>> libraries are not migrated. So
>> common_linuxapp_powerpc is used to turn off the uncompiled part.
> Hi Chao,
> just to re-echo what Neil says - this would be better as a
> defconfig_powerpc-native-linuxapp-gcc config file including common_linuxapp.
> Anything you need to turn off in the config can be turned off in the defconfig
> file after you include the common_linuxapp one - later definitions override
> earlier ones. It also makes things clearer to read as you end up with a
> powerpc config file that essentially reads as "use common linux settings except
> for this, and this, and this, etc...."
>
> 	Regards,
> 	/Bruce
>
>> This file
>> is a copy of the common_linuxapp. And this file is intended to be removed
>> when all of the libraries are migrated to Power. Actually, it's the current
>> common file for linux and other OS, such as BSD.  However, I didn't try the
>> compilation on BSD.  But this probably needs to be done.
>>
>> On 2014/11/24 6:02, Neil Horman wrote:
>>> On Sun, Nov 23, 2014 at 08:22:09PM -0500, Chao Zhu wrote:
>>>> To make DPDK run on IBM Power architecture, configuration files for
>>>> Power architecuture are added. Also, the compiling related .mk files are
>>>> added.
>>>>
>>>> Signed-off-by: Chao Zhu <chaozhu@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
>>>> ---
>>>>   config/common_linuxapp_powerpc              |  394 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>>>>   config/defconfig_ppc_64-power8-linuxapp-gcc |   40 +++
>>>>   mk/arch/ppc_64/rte.vars.mk                  |   39 +++
>>>>   mk/machine/power8/rte.vars.mk               |   57 ++++
>>>>   4 files changed, 530 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
>>>>   create mode 100644 config/common_linuxapp_powerpc
>>>>   create mode 100644 config/defconfig_ppc_64-power8-linuxapp-gcc
>>>>   create mode 100644 mk/arch/ppc_64/rte.vars.mk
>>>>   create mode 100644 mk/machine/power8/rte.vars.mk
>>>>
>>>> diff --git a/config/common_linuxapp_powerpc b/config/common_linuxapp_powerpc
>>>> new file mode 100644
>>>> index 0000000..d230a0b
>>>> --- /dev/null
>>>> +++ b/config/common_linuxapp_powerpc
>>> This filename is common_linuxapp_powerpc, but given that it explicitly specifies
>>> all the build options, there isn't really anything common about it.  I think
>>> what you want to do is rename this defconfig_powerpc-native-linuxapp-gcc, and
>>> have it include common_linuxapp, then change any power-specific option you see
>>> fit.
>>>
>>> Also, does BSD build on power?  I presume so. You likely want to create a
>>> corresponding bsd power config
>>>
>>
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diff --git a/config/common_linuxapp_powerpc b/config/common_linuxapp_powerpc
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..d230a0b
--- /dev/null
+++ b/config/common_linuxapp_powerpc
@@ -0,0 +1,394 @@ 
+#   BSD LICENSE
+#
+#   Copyright (C) IBM Corporation 2014.
+#
+#   Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
+#   modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions
+#   are met:
+#
+#     * Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright
+#       notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
+#     * Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright
+#       notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in
+#       the documentation and/or other materials provided with the
+#       distribution.
+#     * Neither the name of IBM Corporation nor the names of its
+#       contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived
+#       from this software without specific prior written permission.
+#
+#   THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS
+#   "AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT
+#   LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR
+#   A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COPYRIGHT
+#   OWNER OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL,
+#   SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT
+#   LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE,
+#   DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY
+#   THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT
+#   (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE
+#   OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.
+
+
+#
+# define executive environment
+#
+# CONFIG_RTE_EXEC_ENV can be linuxapp, baremetal, bsdapp
+#
+CONFIG_RTE_EXEC_ENV="linuxapp"
+CONFIG_RTE_EXEC_ENV_LINUXAPP=y
+
+#
+# Use intrinsics or assembly code for key routines
+#
+CONFIG_RTE_FORCE_INTRINSICS=n
+
+#
+# Compile to share library
+#
+CONFIG_RTE_BUILD_SHARED_LIB=n
+
+#
+# Combine to one single library
+#
+CONFIG_RTE_BUILD_COMBINE_LIBS=n
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBNAME="powerpc_dpdk"
+
+#
+# Compile libc directory
+#
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBC=n
+
+#
+# Compile newlib as libc from source
+#
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBC_NEWLIB_SRC=n
+
+#
+# Use binary newlib
+#
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBC_NEWLIB_BIN=n
+
+#
+# Use binary newlib
+#
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBC_NETINCS=n
+
+#
+# Compile libgloss (newlib-stubs)
+#
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBGLOSS=n
+
+#
+# Compile Environment Abstraction Layer
+# Note: Power8 has 96 cores, so increase CONFIG_RTE_MAX_LCORE from 64 to 128
+#
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_EAL=y
+CONFIG_RTE_MAX_LCORE=128
+CONFIG_RTE_MAX_NUMA_NODES=8
+CONFIG_RTE_MAX_MEMSEG=256
+CONFIG_RTE_MAX_MEMZONE=2560
+CONFIG_RTE_MAX_TAILQ=32
+CONFIG_RTE_LOG_LEVEL=8
+CONFIG_RTE_LOG_HISTORY=256
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBEAL_USE_HPET=n
+CONFIG_RTE_EAL_ALLOW_INV_SOCKET_ID=n
+CONFIG_RTE_EAL_ALWAYS_PANIC_ON_ERROR=n
+CONFIG_RTE_EAL_IGB_UIO=y
+CONFIG_RTE_EAL_VFIO=y
+
+#
+# Special configurations in PCI Config Space for high performance
+#
+CONFIG_RTE_PCI_CONFIG=n
+CONFIG_RTE_PCI_EXTENDED_TAG=""
+CONFIG_RTE_PCI_MAX_READ_REQUEST_SIZE=0
+
+#
+# Compile Environment Abstraction Layer for linux
+#
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_EAL_LINUXAPP=y
+
+#
+# Compile Environment Abstraction Layer for Bare metal
+#
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_EAL_BAREMETAL=n
+
+#
+# Compile Environment Abstraction Layer to support Vmware TSC map
+# Note: Power doesn't have this support
+#
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_EAL_VMWARE_TSC_MAP_SUPPORT=n
+
+#
+# Compile the argument parser library
+#
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_KVARGS=y
+
+#
+# Compile generic ethernet library
+#
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_ETHER=y
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_ETHDEV_DEBUG=n
+CONFIG_RTE_MAX_ETHPORTS=32
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_IEEE1588=n
+CONFIG_RTE_ETHDEV_QUEUE_STAT_CNTRS=16
+
+#
+# Support NIC bypass logic
+#
+CONFIG_RTE_NIC_BYPASS=n
+
+#
+# Note: Initially, all of the PMD drivers compilation are turned off on Power
+# Will turn on them only after the successful testing on Power
+#
+
+#
+# Compile burst-oriented IGB & EM PMD drivers
+#
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_EM_PMD=n
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_IGB_PMD=n
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_E1000_DEBUG_INIT=n
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_E1000_DEBUG_RX=n
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_E1000_DEBUG_TX=n
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_E1000_DEBUG_TX_FREE=n
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_E1000_DEBUG_DRIVER=n
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_E1000_PF_DISABLE_STRIP_CRC=n
+
+#
+# Compile burst-oriented IXGBE PMD driver
+#
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_IXGBE_PMD=n
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_IXGBE_DEBUG_INIT=n
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_IXGBE_DEBUG_RX=n
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_IXGBE_DEBUG_TX=n
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_IXGBE_DEBUG_TX_FREE=n
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_IXGBE_DEBUG_DRIVER=n
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_IXGBE_PF_DISABLE_STRIP_CRC=n
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_IXGBE_RX_ALLOW_BULK_ALLOC=y
+CONFIG_RTE_IXGBE_INC_VECTOR=y
+CONFIG_RTE_IXGBE_RX_OLFLAGS_ENABLE=y
+
+#
+# Compile burst-oriented I40E PMD driver
+#
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_I40E_PMD=n
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_I40E_DEBUG_INIT=n
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_I40E_DEBUG_RX=n
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_I40E_DEBUG_TX=n
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_I40E_DEBUG_TX_FREE=n
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_I40E_DEBUG_DRIVER=n
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_I40E_RX_ALLOW_BULK_ALLOC=y
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_I40E_16BYTE_RX_DESC=n
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_I40E_QUEUE_NUM_PER_VF=4
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_I40E_QUEUE_NUM_PER_VM=4
+# interval up to 8160 us, aligned to 2 (or default value)
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_I40E_ITR_INTERVAL=-1
+
+#
+# Compile burst-oriented VIRTIO PMD driver
+#
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_VIRTIO_PMD=n
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_VIRTIO_DEBUG_INIT=n
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_VIRTIO_DEBUG_RX=n
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_VIRTIO_DEBUG_TX=n
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_VIRTIO_DEBUG_DRIVER=n
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_VIRTIO_DEBUG_DUMP=n
+
+#
+# Compile burst-oriented VMXNET3 PMD driver
+#
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_VMXNET3_PMD=n
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_VMXNET3_DEBUG_INIT=n
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_VMXNET3_DEBUG_RX=n
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_VMXNET3_DEBUG_TX=n
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_VMXNET3_DEBUG_TX_FREE=n
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_VMXNET3_DEBUG_DRIVER=n
+
+#
+# Compile example software rings based PMD
+#
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_PMD_RING=y
+CONFIG_RTE_PMD_RING_MAX_RX_RINGS=16
+CONFIG_RTE_PMD_RING_MAX_TX_RINGS=16
+
+#
+# Compile software PMD backed by PCAP files
+#
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_PMD_PCAP=n
+
+#
+# Compile link bonding PMD library
+#
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_PMD_BOND=n
+
+#
+# Compile Xen PMD
+#
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_PMD_XENVIRT=n
+
+#
+# Do prefetch of packet data within PMD driver receive function
+#
+CONFIG_RTE_PMD_PACKET_PREFETCH=y
+
+#
+# Compile librte_ring
+#
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_RING=y
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_RING_DEBUG=n
+CONFIG_RTE_RING_SPLIT_PROD_CONS=n
+
+#
+# Compile librte_mempool
+#
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_MEMPOOL=y
+CONFIG_RTE_MEMPOOL_CACHE_MAX_SIZE=512
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_MEMPOOL_DEBUG=n
+
+#
+# Compile librte_mbuf
+#
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_MBUF=y
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_MBUF_DEBUG=n
+CONFIG_RTE_MBUF_REFCNT=y
+CONFIG_RTE_MBUF_REFCNT_ATOMIC=y
+CONFIG_RTE_PKTMBUF_HEADROOM=128
+
+#
+# Compile librte_timer
+#
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_TIMER=y
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_TIMER_DEBUG=n
+
+#
+# Compile librte_malloc
+#
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_MALLOC=y
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_MALLOC_DEBUG=n
+CONFIG_RTE_MALLOC_MEMZONE_SIZE=11M
+
+#
+# Compile librte_cfgfile
+#
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_CFGFILE=y
+
+#
+# Compile librte_cmdline
+#
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_CMDLINE=y
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_CMDLINE_DEBUG=n
+
+#
+# Compile librte_hash
+#
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_HASH=y
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_HASH_DEBUG=n
+
+#
+# Compile librte_lpm
+#
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_LPM=n
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_LPM_DEBUG=n
+
+#
+# Compile librte_acl
+#
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_ACL=n
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_ACL_DEBUG=n
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_ACL_STANDALONE=n
+
+#
+# Compile librte_power
+#
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_POWER=y
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_POWER_DEBUG=n
+CONFIG_RTE_MAX_LCORE_FREQS=64
+
+#
+# Compile librte_net
+#
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_NET=y
+
+#
+# Compile librte_ip_frag
+#
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_IP_FRAG=y
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_IP_FRAG_DEBUG=n
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_IP_FRAG_MAX_FRAG=4
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_IP_FRAG_TBL_STAT=n
+
+#
+# Compile librte_meter
+#
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_METER=y
+
+#
+# Compile librte_sched
+#
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_SCHED=n
+CONFIG_RTE_SCHED_RED=n
+CONFIG_RTE_SCHED_COLLECT_STATS=n
+CONFIG_RTE_SCHED_SUBPORT_TC_OV=n
+CONFIG_RTE_SCHED_PORT_N_GRINDERS=8
+
+#
+# Compile the distributor library
+#
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_DISTRIBUTOR=y
+
+#
+# Compile librte_port
+#
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_PORT=n
+
+#
+# Compile librte_table
+#
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_TABLE=n
+
+#
+# Compile librte_pipeline
+#
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_PIPELINE=n
+
+#
+# Compile librte_kni
+#
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_KNI=y
+CONFIG_RTE_KNI_KO_DEBUG=n
+CONFIG_RTE_KNI_VHOST=n
+CONFIG_RTE_KNI_VHOST_MAX_CACHE_SIZE=1024
+CONFIG_RTE_KNI_VHOST_VNET_HDR_EN=n
+CONFIG_RTE_KNI_VHOST_DEBUG_RX=n
+CONFIG_RTE_KNI_VHOST_DEBUG_TX=n
+
+#
+# Compile vhost library
+# fuse-devel is needed to run vhost.
+# fuse-devel enables user space char driver development
+#
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_VHOST=n
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_VHOST_DEBUG=n
+
+#
+#Compile Xen domain0 support
+#
+CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_XEN_DOM0=n
+
+#
+# Enable warning directives
+#
+CONFIG_RTE_INSECURE_FUNCTION_WARNING=n
+
+#
+# Compile the test application
+#
+CONFIG_RTE_APP_TEST=y
+
+#
+# Compile the PMD test application
+#
+CONFIG_RTE_TEST_PMD=n
+CONFIG_RTE_TEST_PMD_RECORD_CORE_CYCLES=n
+CONFIG_RTE_TEST_PMD_RECORD_BURST_STATS=n
diff --git a/config/defconfig_ppc_64-power8-linuxapp-gcc b/config/defconfig_ppc_64-power8-linuxapp-gcc
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..97d72ff
--- /dev/null
+++ b/config/defconfig_ppc_64-power8-linuxapp-gcc
@@ -0,0 +1,40 @@ 
+#   BSD LICENSE
+#
+#   Copyright (C) IBM Corporation 2014.
+#
+#   Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
+#   modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions
+#   are met:
+#
+#     * Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright
+#       notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
+#     * Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright
+#       notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in
+#       the documentation and/or other materials provided with the
+#       distribution.
+#     * Neither the name of IBM Corporation nor the names of its
+#       contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived
+#       from this software without specific prior written permission.
+#
+#   THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS
+#   "AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT
+#   LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR
+#   A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COPYRIGHT
+#   OWNER OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL,
+#   SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT
+#   LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE,
+#   DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY
+#   THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT
+#   (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE
+#   OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.
+
+#include "common_linuxapp_powerpc"
+
+CONFIG_RTE_MACHINE="power8"
+
+CONFIG_RTE_ARCH="ppc_64"
+CONFIG_RTE_ARCH_PPC_64=y
+
+CONFIG_RTE_TOOLCHAIN="gcc"
+CONFIG_RTE_TOOLCHAIN_GCC=y
+
diff --git a/mk/arch/ppc_64/rte.vars.mk b/mk/arch/ppc_64/rte.vars.mk
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..363fcd1
--- /dev/null
+++ b/mk/arch/ppc_64/rte.vars.mk
@@ -0,0 +1,39 @@ 
+#   BSD LICENSE
+#
+#   Copyright (C) IBM Corporation 2014.
+#
+#   Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
+#   modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions
+#   are met:
+#
+#     * Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright
+#       notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
+#     * Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright
+#       notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in
+#       the documentation and/or other materials provided with the
+#       distribution.
+#     * Neither the name of IBM Corporation nor the names of its
+#       contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived
+#       from this software without specific prior written permission.
+#
+#   THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS
+#   "AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT
+#   LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR
+#   A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COPYRIGHT
+#   OWNER OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL,
+#   SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT
+#   LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE,
+#   DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY
+#   THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT
+#   (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE
+#   OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.
+
+
+ARCH  ?= powerpc
+CROSS ?=
+
+CPU_CFLAGS  ?= -m64
+CPU_LDFLAGS ?=
+CPU_ASFLAGS ?= -felf64
+
+export ARCH CROSS CPU_CFLAGS CPU_LDFLAGS CPU_ASFLAGS
diff --git a/mk/machine/power8/rte.vars.mk b/mk/machine/power8/rte.vars.mk
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..05dccf4
--- /dev/null
+++ b/mk/machine/power8/rte.vars.mk
@@ -0,0 +1,57 @@ 
+#   BSD LICENSE
+#
+#   Copyright (C) IBM Corporation 2014.
+#
+#   Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
+#   modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions
+#   are met:
+#
+#     * Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright
+#       notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
+#     * Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright
+#       notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in
+#       the documentation and/or other materials provided with the
+#       distribution.
+#     * Neither the name of IBM Corporation nor the names of its
+#       contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived
+#       from this software without specific prior written permission.
+#
+#   THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS
+#   "AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT
+#   LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR
+#   A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COPYRIGHT
+#   OWNER OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL,
+#   SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT
+#   LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE,
+#   DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY
+#   THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT
+#   (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE
+#   OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.
+
+#
+# machine:
+#
+#   - can define ARCH variable (overriden by cmdline value)
+#   - can define CROSS variable (overriden by cmdline value)
+#   - define MACHINE_CFLAGS variable (overriden by cmdline value)
+#   - define MACHINE_LDFLAGS variable (overriden by cmdline value)
+#   - define MACHINE_ASFLAGS variable (overriden by cmdline value)
+#   - can define CPU_CFLAGS variable (overriden by cmdline value) that
+#     overrides the one defined in arch.
+#   - can define CPU_LDFLAGS variable (overriden by cmdline value) that
+#     overrides the one defined in arch.
+#   - can define CPU_ASFLAGS variable (overriden by cmdline value) that
+#     overrides the one defined in arch.
+#   - may override any previously defined variable
+#
+
+# ARCH =
+# CROSS =
+# MACHINE_CFLAGS =
+# MACHINE_LDFLAGS =
+# MACHINE_ASFLAGS =
+# CPU_CFLAGS =
+# CPU_LDFLAGS =
+# CPU_ASFLAGS =
+
+MACHINE_CFLAGS =