[dpdk-users] Using 1Gbps NIC to send packets, but only get 100Mbps speed

xiaozhe shao sxz1069 at gmail.com
Tue Sep 20 17:09:36 CEST 2016

Hi all,

	I’m sending packet by rte_eth_tx_burst() function. With 1Gbps NIC, I just get 100Mbps speed.
	I use the following code to send packets (In order to send packets, I keep calling rte_eth_tx_burst).

for (i=0; i < BURST_SIZE;){
	i = i + rte_eth_tx_burst(port, queue, buffer + i, BURST_SIZE - i);

	My NICs are “Intel Corporation 82572EI Gigabit Ethernet Controller (Copper) (rev 06)” and “Intel Corporation 82576 Gigabit Ethernet Connection (rev 01)”. When I get the link state through DPDK, the link_speed is 1000. 

	I try testpmd with the instructions of “http://dpdk.org/doc/quick-start <http://dpdk.org/doc/quick-start>”. It works well. No dropped packets.

	When I send packets with 60 bits length, the rate is only about 140000 pps. When I send packets with 1500 bits length, the rate is about 8000 pps. I only get 100Mbps sending speed. 

	My OS is “Linux 3.2.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.2.81-1 x86_64 GNU/Linux”. I tried DPDK-2.2.0 and DPDK-16.07. The results are same.

	I also found a strange thing. If I send the packet that has the destination MAC same with the MAC address of the NIC that sends the packet, I can get 1.4Mpps with the 60-bit-length packets.

	I profile the sending program with gperf. The “rte_delay_us” consumes more than 90% running time. But I don’t know the caller of “rte_delay_us”. In the output of gperf, “rte_delay_us” is “spontaneous”.

	I don’t know why I cannot get 1Gbps send speed. Did anyone meet the similar issue? How to address it?

Best regards,

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