[dpdk-users] Sent a UDP packet, but length is wrong when captured

DoHyung Kim dohyung.kim at fluidic.io
Thu Sep 27 18:24:36 CEST 2018


I tried AF_PACKET PMD instead of libpcap-based one, and it works as 

Reading the source code, PCAP PMD's TX function is really simple and 
doesn't seem doing something wrong. So I guess it's a problem with libpcap.

If anyone sees no obvious problem in his/her TX code and libpcap PMD 
works weird, I think it's a good idea to switch to AF_PACKET PMD. The 
only caveat here is it's not well-documented. I had to consult its 
source code to configure it properly.


On 2018년 09월 27일 10:54, DoHyung Kim wrote:
> I did some more experiments.
> One thing very weird is if I transmit the newly prepended header part 
> only, then it is sent out correctly. But the cached part has the 
> additional 14 bytes (I guess only 10 bytes addition since Ethernet 
> frame's CRC is shown due to verification error) when sent alone. The 
> very packet is as received from the PMD only with its ethernet/ip/udp 
> headers are stripped off using rte_pktmbuf_adj.
> So I guess my problem is not exactly relevant to multi-seg mbuf.
> Any clue will be appreciated.
> I can copy the cached packet into a new packet after the newly formed 
> headers. But I hope to avoid memory copies as much as possible.
> Thanks.
> DoHyung
> On 2018년 09월 27일 03:28, DoHyung Kim wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'm new to DPDK and having trouble in crafting TX packets.
>> My application receives and caches UDP packets after dropping header 
>> part.
>> When clients request, it sends the cached packets after prepending 
>> them a new header mbuf
>> (by chaining), which contains all the headers to UDP's filled 
>> correctly for targeting the clients.
>> Though I think I'm doing nothing wrong, I see the transmitted 
>> ethernet frames are
>> 14 bytes longer than expected.
>> Please see a capture of such a packet from Wireshark below:
>> The multi-seg mbuf is 1370 byte long, but weirdly enough, its 1384 
>> when captured back.
>> I'm using libpcap based vdev on loopback interface for testing. And 
>> DPDK version is 17.11.3 on Ubuntu 18.04.
>> Any clue?
>> Thanks in advance.
>> DoHyung Kim

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