[dpdk-users] Unable to bind intel NIC 82599ES to vfio-pci, uio_pci_generic

Ferruh Yigit ferruh.yigit at intel.com
Mon Feb 13 18:01:36 CET 2017

On 2/8/2017 7:19 AM, Shyam Shrivastav wrote:
> Hi All
> I am not able to bind 82599 to either uio_pci_generic or vfio-pci
> successfully. Any help greatly appreciated, I am completely stuck at this
> initial step.
> *1) uio_pci_generic* : tools/dpdk-devbind.py script reports success but it
> is not detected by EAL on initialisation, still ixgbe driver is detected.
> here is relevant console output

It is detected, but according following log ports are not enabled by
proper application (not eal) command line argument:
"   Cause: All available ports are disabled. Please set portmask."

./examples/l2fwd/build/l2fwd [EAL options] -- -p PORTMASK [-q NQ]
  -p PORTMASK: hexadecimal bitmask of ports to configure
  -q NQ: number of queue (=ports) per lcore (default is 1)
  -T PERIOD: statistics will be refreshed each PERIOD seconds (0 to
disable, 10 default, 86400 maximum)
  --[no-]mac-updating: Enable or disable MAC addresses updating (enabled
by default)
      When enabled:
       - The source MAC address is replaced by the TX port MAC address
       - The destination MAC address is replaced by


> *2) vfio-pci :* Configured vfio permissions using setup.sh, bind script
> reports error in this case as under

Not sure about this one, below looks correct. Perhaps dmesg can tell more.


> Thanks
> Shyam

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