[dpdk-users] Hyper-V multi-queue not working on Kernel v4.20

Gareth Bradshaw gareth at vectra.ai
Wed Dec 5 18:10:15 CET 2018


Thanks for coming back to me Stephen.  I found the thread you mentioned and will keep an eye on it.  I'm happy to help out with testing the change.

Gareth


-----Original Message-----
From: Stephen Hemminger <stephen at networkplumber.org> 
Sent: Wednesday 5 December 2018 16:04
To: Gareth Bradshaw <gareth at vectra.ai>
Cc: users at dpdk.org
Subject: Re: [dpdk-users] Hyper-V multi-queue not working on Kernel v4.20

On Wed, 5 Dec 2018 11:05:58 +0000
Gareth Bradshaw <gareth at vectra.ai> wrote:

> Hi,
> 
> I'm developing a DPDK application for Hyper-V and would like to use Kernel v4.20 as it fixes a crash in previous kernels (per this pull request<https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/cdfa835c6e5e87d145f9f632b58843de97509f2b>) but multi-queue support seems to have broken in that kernel.  It works in kernels 4.17, 4.18 and 4.19.
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> Using testpmd with parameters "--forward-mode=txonly --nb-cores=3 --txq=3 --rxq=3" I get the following error "vmbus_uio_get_subchan(): invalid subchannel id 0".
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> Tracing the code a bit I find that it's trying to read /sys/bus/devices/<devid>/channels/21/subchannel_id but when I try to cat the same file I get the error "Invalid argument".  I've compared to previous kernel versions and see the following differences:
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>   *   When the VM boots, the device is bound to the kernel driver and there are 4 channels on both kernel versions.  It's a 4 core VM.
>   *   When I bind the device to uio_hv_generic, kernel v.19.5 (and previous) has a single channel and it has a valid subchannel_id.  On kernel 4.20 the 4 channel folders remain but they are all invalid.
>   *   When I start testpmd with 3 queues, on kernel v4.19.5 two additional channels are created, they're valid and testpmd works as expected.  On kernel 4.20 the 4 invalid channels remain invalid and testpmd gives the error I mentioned.
> 
> Any help getting this working would be greatly appreciated.
> 
> Thanks
> Gareth
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There is a race that shows up in sub channel initialization, it is being worked on the development mailing list. No resolution yet.


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