[dpdk-users] problem with Qlogic NIC QL45611H

Wu, Xiaoban Xiaoban_Wu at student.uml.edu
Wed Oct 25 02:36:18 CEST 2017

Dear All,

I am trying to run some DPDK applications with the QL45611H NIC, however I am facing a problem I don't know how to solve, could somebody please help me?

I am using ubuntu 14.04 with kernel 3.16 on a Dell server.

I downloaded the driver and firmware from http://driverdownloads.qlogic.com/QLogicDriverDownloads_UI/SearchByProduct.aspx?ProductCategory=325&Product=1265&Os=5

I firstly installed the driver, and then I rebooted the machine. Then I installed the firmware, then I rebooted machine. Then I could see the interface eth9 by command ifconfig. And also, the tcpdump can show the traffic.

The firmware is updated to qed_init_values_zipped-

Then I downloaded the dpdk-17.05 and modified the config/common_base file with CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_QEDE_FW="/lib/firmware/qed/qed_init_values_zipped-". I then installed the DPDK by "make -j8 install T=x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc"

Then I run "sudo modprobe uio", "sudo insmod igb_uo.ko" and "sudo dpdk-devbind.py --bind=igb_uio eth9"

Then I stared my dpdk application, it gave me the error message:

EAL: PCI device 0000:82:00.0 on NUMA socket 1
EAL:   probe driver: 1077:1644 net_qede
[qed_slowpath_start:289(82:00.0:dpdk-port-0)]ecore_hw_init failed
[qede_common_dev_init:2245(82:00.0:dpdk-port-0)]Cannot start slowpath rc = -3
EAL: Requested device 0000:82:00.0 cannot be used

Could anybody who has played with QLogic NIC please help me on how to correctly start DPDK application step by step? Thanks very much for your help.

Best wishes,

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