Re: [nvo3] ILA on VPP for next Hackathon

Tom Herbert <> Tue, 21 June 2016 16:52 UTC

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On Mon, Jun 20, 2016 at 5:16 AM, Pierre Pfister <> wrote:
> Hello all,
> I added a project proposal for next Hackathon.
> It would consist in implementing ILA ( in the Vector Packet Processor (VPP -
> ILA is traditionally defined as a bump-in-the-stack, but would in that case be implemented as a bump-in-the-(virtual)-wire.
> VPP is a DPDK-based open-source extensible framework that provides out-of-the-box production quality switch/router functionality. The current source-code ( already includes plenty of different v4 or v6 encapsulation technologies. Given that VPP can be used as a virtual router, it would be fairly natural to offer a functionality such as ILA.
> ILA shouldn't be hard to implement as a VPP plugin and is therefore a very nice candidate to learn a bit about this high-perf platform. If you are interested in participating or have any question, feel free to get in touch with us, as well as checkout the code and documentation (
> Also, if you have other projects related to ILA, you are very welcome to join the team !
> It would be even nicer, I guess, to have multiple implementations, or a live perf test, etc...
> See you in Berlin !
Awesome! I'll be there. We should be able to share some code shortly
for an ILA router in XDP for reference.


> - Pierre