This section describes a little about the VPP environment and some of the features that can be used by developers.
Extensive runtime counters; throughput, intructions per cycle, errors, events etc.
Integrated pipeline tracing facilities
Multi-language API bindings
Integrated command line for debugging
Fault-tolerant and upgradable
Runs as a standard user-space process for fault tolerance, software crashes seldom require more than a process restart.
Improved fault-tolerance and upgradability when compared to running similar packet processing in the kernel, software updates never require system reboots.
Development experience is easier compared to similar kernel code
Hardware isolation and protection (iommu)
Built for security
Extensive white-box testing
Image segment base address randomization
Shared-memory segment base address randomization
Stack bounds checking
Static analysis with Coverity
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