Intent and purpose:
The intent of this project is to enable accelerated routing/forwarding for IPv4 and IPv6, tunneling and termination for a variety of protocols. Unsupported functionality is provided by the host OS networking stack (slowpath).
OpenFastPath functionality is provided as a library to Fast Path applications that use ODP run to completion execution model and framework. DPDK is supported through the ODP-DPDK layer.
Termination of protocols with POSIX interface for legacy applications is also supported.
See project technical overview for more details about OpenFastPath architecture and main features.
./docs/ - This is where you can find more detailed documentation
./example/ - Example applications that use the project library
./include/api/ - Public interface headers used by an application.
./include/ - Internal interface headers that are used in OFP library.
./scripts/ - Auxiliary scripts.
./src/ - .c files with OFP library implementation.
./src/cli/ - Command Line Interface implementation.
./test/cunit/ - CUnit testcases implementation
Project code uses Linux kernel style that is verified through
Project uses BSD 3-CLause License as default license. One should not use code that is licensed under any GPL type.
Open IP Fast Path getting started
Build environment preparation:
This project is currently verified on a generic 32/64bit x86 Linux machine.
The following packages are mandatory for accessing and building ODP and OFP:
git aclocal libtool automake build-essential pkg-config
The following packages are optional:
libssl-dev doxygen asciidoc valgrind libcunit1 libcunit1-doc libcunit1-dev libconfig-dev
The usage of libconfig-dev package is enabled by default and can be disabled by --disable-libconfig configure option.
Download and build OpenDataPlane (ODP) library:
git clone https://git.linaro.org/lng/odp.git cd odp git checkout v18.104.22.168 ./bootstrap ./configure --prefix=<INSTALL ODP TO THIS DIR> make make install
make install may require root permissions)
Instructions for building OFP on top of ODP-DPDK and ODP-ThunderX can be found
from OFP User Guide (
Compiling and building OFP:
git clone https://github.com/OpenFastPath/ofp cd ofp ./bootstrap ./configure --prefix=<INSTALL OFP TO THIS DIR> --with-odp=<ODP INSTALLATION DIR> make make install
OFP example applications:
OpenFastPath project contains a number of example applications described in
example/README file. See OFP User Guide (
more details about designing and executing OFP applications.
Generate code coverage report from unit tests by passing
building, and use
lcov to view the results:
./configure <typical-ofp-flags> CFLAGS='-g -O0 --coverage' \ LDFLAGS='--coverage' make check cd test/cunit lcov --directory . --directory ../../src --capture --output-file \ coverage.info genhtml coverage.info --output-directory out