Host Buffers

Software Architecture

Napatech SmartNIC
Overview Document


Host buffers in Napatech Software Suite are the buffers used for moving (DMA) data packets between the accelerator and the applications.

It is possible to configure the number and size of RX and TX host buffers per accelerator. This is done in the ntservice.ini file and is thereby static. It is also possible to specify on which NUMA node host buffers are allocated. See NUMA Support for further details on NUMA support. Host buffers are defined at ntservice start and cannot be changed without restarting ntservice.