[dpdk-users] Correct setup of sfc

Filip Janiszewski contact at filipjaniszewski.com
Wed Jun 13 21:14:21 CEST 2018

Hi Andrew,

> PCI devices of Solarflare NIC should be bound to vfio, uio-pci-generic or
> igb_uio (part of DPDK) module. In the case of Solarflare NICs, Linux
> driver is
> not required and not used in DPDK.
> So, you should load one of above modules (depending on your server
> IOMMU configuration), push already created interfaces down and rebind
> Solarflare PCI functions to the driver, something like:
> modprobe vfio-pci
> ip link set enp101s0f0 down
> ip link set enp101s0f1 down
> dpdk-devbind.py --bind=vfio-pci 0000:65:00.0 0000:65:00.1
> The above assumes that dpdk-devbind.py script is in PATH.
> And start DPDK as you do before.

For some reason vfio-pci is refusing to bind the device:

root usertools : ./dpdk-devbind.py --bind=vfio_pci 0000:65:00.0 0000:65:00.1
Error: bind failed for 0000:65:00.0 - Cannot open
Error: bind failed for 0000:65:00.1 - Cannot open


root usertools : echo 0000:65:00.0 > /sys/bus/pci/drivers/vfio-pci/bind
bash: echo: write error: No such device

In the kernel command line I've included 'iommu=pt intel_iommu=on', but
still not working. Well I guess this is not a DPDK issue anymore.


> Regards,
> Andrew.

BR, Filip
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