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Tools and Tutorials
Tools and Tutorials
Tools and Tutorials

Learn about some tools you can use and watch our OFP how-to videos


Generate code coverage report from unit tests by passing ‘–coverage’ during building, and use lcov to view the results:

./configure <typical-ofp-flags> CFLAGS='-g -O0 --coverage' LDFLAGS='-g -O0 --coverage'

make check

cd test/cunit

lcov --directory . --directory ../../src --capture --output-file

genhtml --output-directory out .. view out/index.html ..



This short tutorial shows some of the available OpenFastPath functionality including an UDP forwarding application using BSD sockets on a real ARMv8 system. The UDP echo application is available as an example in the git repository (location: example/udpecho).


  • Show a working OFP application on a real ARMv8
  • Use OFP socket functionality to receive and send UDP data
  • Other OFP available features in demo:
    • Command line interface(CLI) to show statistics and interface configuration
    • ICMP protocol
    • Ethernet, IP and ARP processing
  • Use of standard Linux applications to instrument demo:
    • Netcat: UDP client application
    • Tcpdump: capture and analyze responses
    • Ping: check availability


The setup of the tutorial is represented in the image below

UDP forwarding setup


Let’s get to the action, shall we?

Steps taken in the video

  1. Connect to Freescale LS2085ardb target where is running OpenFastPath UDP echo application.
  2. ifconfig eth0 – shows IP address( for the Linux interface used for Control/Debug
  3. Uname –a – shows the system information for the ARMv8 Freescale board running Linux
  4. Lower-right window: start interface capture
  5. Top-right window: connect to OpenFastPath Command Line interface on the target. This is found at port 2345 on IP
  6. Show statistics. 1 packet received and 1 packet sent from the ARP discovery of target.
  7. Show OpenFastPath interface ip:
  8. Lower-left window: ping the target interface managed by OpenFastPath
  9. Show incremented statistics (2) on OFP CLI
  10. Top-left window: Connect to OpenFastPath UDP echo application. The application listens on port 2048
  11. Type a text message to send to OFP application then ENTER
  12. Message “ECHO:text sent” is received back
  13. Lower-right window: UDP packet sent to port 2048 with data:”text sent“
  14. UDP ECHO packet sent from OFP application with modified data:”ECHO:text sent“
  15. Top-left window: statistics incremented (3) on OFP CLI