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<p class="MsoNormal">BMv2 is a C++ framework which allows you to build simulators for switches that are programmed in P4.<o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">simple_switch one switch implementation build using bmv2; it is the most frequently used implementation.<o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">BMv2 is designed for testing P4 functionality, not for production deployment. It will not support millions of packets per second.<o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><o:p> </o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Mihai<o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><o:p> </o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><b>From:</b> P4-dev <p4-dev-bounces@lists.p4.org> <b>On Behalf Of
</b>Harsh Gondaliya<br>
<b>Sent:</b> Thursday, June 6, 2019 10:47 AM<br>
<b>To:</b> p4-dev@lists.p4.org<br>
<b>Subject:</b> [P4-dev] Confusion regarding some P4 language terminologies<o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><o:p> </o:p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal">I need some elaboration on what is the exact meaning of these terms:<o:p></o:p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><o:p> </o:p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal">(1) Behavioral Model (bmv2)<o:p></o:p></p>
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Can it be called a P4 software switch just like OVS? Or is it some sort of framework?<o:p></o:p></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;mso-list:l1 level1 lfo1">
Am I correct to state that in the P4 tutorial programs available on <a href="https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgithub.com%2Fp4lang%2Ftutorials&data=02%7C01%7Cmbudiu%40vmware.com%7C47f0e2a48e44408f8dd008d6eaa7124f%7Cb39138ca3cee4b4aa4d6cd83d9dd62f0%7C0%7C0%7C636954400622952870&sdata=p1efKyTPHRJAEo9WRhA%2F2fslycFDqh%2BcCjYZMasQhtM%3D&reserved=0">
https://github.com/p4lang/tutorials</a>, I am using bmv2 as my software switch?<o:p></o:p></li></ul>
<p class="MsoNormal">(2) simple_switch<o:p></o:p></p>
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It is called a target switch. Then what is the difference between bmv2 and simple_switch<o:p></o:p></li></ul>
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<p class="MsoNormal">Thanking You,<o:p></o:p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal">Harsh<o:p></o:p></p>
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