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RTOS Software Developer Guide PKTLIB


User Interface




The packet library (PKTLIB) provides higher layer of abstraction for underlying CPPI hardware descriptors to application layer. Functionalities include:

  • Zero copy operation for:
    • Packet split/merge operations
    • Cloning operations
    • Headroom/Tail room addition through merge operation
  • Allocations of packet buffer and descriptors during startup time
  • Allows packet allocation by HW at Rx CPPI DMA
  • Efficient recycling of data buffers including the case of buffers being referenced by multiple CPPI descriptors

Modes of Operation

A pktlib heap can be created in on of the following two modes:

  • Private: only visible on the core where the heap was created
  • Shared: visible across multiple cores

Driver Configuration

Applications can use Pktlib_createHeap() API to create heap(s) in the system and heap properties are specified by the Pktlib_HeapCfg configuration structure. This configuration structure should be populated by the application and passed to the PKTLIB module when a heap is being created via the Pktlib_createHeap() API. Multiple heaps can exist in the system where each heaps properties are specified by the Pktlib_HeapCfg configuration structure.

For details about individual fields of this structure, see the Doxygen help by opening PDK_INSTALL_DIR\packages\ti\runtime\pktlib\docs\doxygen\html\index.html.


API reference for application can be found in below file:

#include <ti/runtime/pktlib/pktlib.h>


Expected Results
pktlibUnitTest Application

Unit Test application to test all APIs

User observes the output printed over the CCS console

Additional References

Document Location
API Reference Manual $(TI_PDK_INSTALL_DIR)\packages\ti\runtime\pktlib\docs\doxygen\html\index.html
Release Notes $(TI_PDK_INSTALL_DIR)\packages\ti\runtime\pktlib\docs\ReleaseNotes_pktlib.pdf