[dpdk-users] KNI Integration

John Pearson johnpearson555 at gmail.com
Wed Nov 23 19:40:21 CET 2016

I tried to follow why the kni_config_network_function was being called
multiple times and it only happens sometimes. I have 4 cores and I am
running with coremask 0xf and lcores 0,1

On Fri, Nov 18, 2016 at 9:25 PM, John Pearson <johnpearson555 at gmail.com>

> Hi,
> I have a DPDK application with two interfaces acting as a load balancer.
> On one of the interfaces, I am allocating a KNI interface so that certain
> packets can be processed by the kernel. To test I have a DHCP server
> connected to the physical port to which KNI is bound.
> I'm having 3 issues:
> 1. kni_config_network_interface function set on the rte_kni_ops struct
> when allocating the port is called multiple times when run "ifconfig vEth0
> up".  This function is called 2 or 3 times every time.
> 2. After I receive DHCP, when I ping google.com to test, I get multiple
> packets that are duplicates, which are repeats of the same ICMP Sequence
> and with message "DUP!" attached (http://unix.stackexchange.com/a/13256)
> 3. After a while of running the interface KNI and using it process
> packets, usually after transmitting 200-300 Pings, the interface "dies out"
> and stops reading or sending packets to the kernel.
> The statistics for ping:
> --- google.com ping statistics ---
> 302 packets transmitted, 198 received, +95 duplicates, +49 errors, 34%
> packet loss, time 310119ms

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