v17.07: Build system improvements, userspace vhost-blk target, and GPT bdev
configure script has been added to simplify the build configuration process. The existing CONFIG file and
make CONFIG_... options are also still supported. Run
./configure --help for information about available configuration options.
A DPDK submodule has been added to make building SPDK easier. If no
--with-dpdk option is specified to configure, the SPDK build system will automatically build a known-good configuration of DPDK with the minimal options enabled. See the Building section of README.md for more information.
A Vagrant setup has been added to make it easier to develop and use SPDK on systems without suitable NVMe hardware. See the Vagrant section of README.md for more information.
Userspace vhost-blk target
The vhost library and example app have been updated to support the vhost-blk protocol in addition to the existing vhost-scsi protocol. See the vhost documentation for more details.
Block device abstraction layer (bdev)
A GPT virtual block device has been added, which automatically exposes GPT partitions
with a special SPDK-specific partition type as bdevs. See the GPT bdev documentation for more information.
The NVMe driver has been updated to support recent Intel SSDs, including the Intel® Optane™ SSD DC P4800X series.
A workaround has been added for devices that failed to recognize register writes during controller reset.
The NVMe driver now allocates request tracking objects on a per-queue basis. The number of requests allowed on an I/O queue may be set during
spdk_nvme_probe() by modifying
io_queue_requests in the opts structure.
The SPDK NVMe
fio_plugin has been updated to support multiple threads (
spdk_nvme_ctrlr_alloc_io_qpair() has been modified to allow the user to override controller-level options for each individual I/O queue pair. Existing callers with qprio == 0 can be updated to:
... = spdk_nvme_ctrlr_alloc_io_qpair(ctrlr, NULL, 0);
Callers that need to specify a non-default qprio should be updated to:
struct spdk_nvme_io_qpair_opts opts; spdk_nvme_ctrlr_get_default_io_qpair_opts(ctrlr, &opts, sizeof(opts)); opts.qprio = SPDK_NVME_QPRIO_...; ... = spdk_nvme_ctrlr_alloc_io_qpair(ctrlr, &opts, sizeof(opts));
Environment Abstraction Layer
The environment abstraction layer has been updated to include several new functions in order to wrap additional DPDK functionality. See
include/spdk/env.h for the current set of functions.