This is a living document as there are many ways to use containers with SPDK. As new usages are identified and tested, they will be documented here.
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Containerizing an SPDK Application for Docker
There are no SPDK specific changes needed to run an SPDK based application in a docker container, however this quick start guide should help you as you containerize your SPDK based application.
- Make sure you have all of your app dependencies identified and included in your Dockerfile
- Make sure you have compiled your application for the target arch
- Make sure your host has hugepages enabled
- Make sure your host has bound your nvme device to your userspace driver
- Write your Dockerfile. The following is a simple Dockerfile to containerize the nvme
# start with the latest Fedora
# if you are behind a proxy, set that up now
ADD dnf.conf /etc/dnf/dnf.conf
# these are the min dependencies for the hello_world app
RUN dnf install libaio-devel -y
RUN dnf install numactl-devel -y
# set our working dir
# add the hello_world binary
ADD hello_world hello_world
# run the app
- Create your image
sudo docker image build -t hello:1.0 .
- You docker command line will need to include at least the following:
--privileged flag to enable sharing of hugepages
- use of the
-v switch to map hugepages
sudo docker run --privileged -v /dev/hugepages:/dev/hugepages hello:1.0
or depending on the needs of your app you may need one or more of the following parameters:
- If you are using the SPDK app framework:
- If you need to use RPCs from outside of the container:
- If you need to use the host network (i.e. NVMF target application):
Your output should look something like this:
$ sudo docker run --privileged -v //dev//hugepages://dev//hugepages hello:1.0
Starting SPDK v20.01-pre git sha1 80da95481 // DPDK 19.11.0 initialization...
[ DPDK EAL parameters: hello_world -c 0x1 --log-level=lib.eal:6 --log-level=lib.cryptodev:5 --log-level=user1:6 --iova-mode=pa --base-virtaddr=0x200000000000 --match-allocations --file-prefix=spdk0 --proc-type=auto ]
EAL: No available hugepages reported in hugepages-1048576kB
Initializing NVMe Controllers
Attaching to 0000:06:00.0
Attached to 0000:06:00.0
Using controller INTEL SSDPEDMD400G4 (CVFT7203005M400LGN ) with 1 namespaces.
Namespace ID: 1 size: 400GB
INFO: using host memory buffer for IO