[dpdk-dev] [PATCH 3/3] examples/ethtool: add control interface support to the application

Ferruh Yigit ferruh.yigit at intel.com
Wed Jan 27 17:24:09 CET 2016


Control interface APIs added into the sample application.

To have the support corresponding kernel module (KCP) needs to be inserted.
If kernel module is not there, application will run as it is without
kernel control path support.

When KCP module inserted, running application creates a virtual Linux
network interface (dpdk$) per DPDK port. This interface can be used by
traditional Linux tools.

Signed-off-by: Ferruh Yigit <ferruh.yigit at intel.com>
---
 doc/guides/sample_app_ug/ethtool.rst | 41 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 examples/ethtool/ethtool-app/main.c  | 10 +++++++--
 2 files changed, 49 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/ethtool.rst b/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/ethtool.rst
index 4d1697e..2174288 100644
--- a/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/ethtool.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/ethtool.rst
@@ -131,6 +131,47 @@ application`_. Individual call-back functions handle the detail
 associated with each command, which make use of the functions
 defined in the `Ethtool interface`_ to the DPDK functions.
 
+Control Interface
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+
+If Kernel Control Path (KCP) kernel module (rte_kcp.ko) inserted,
+virtual interfaces created for each DPDK port for control purposes.
+
+Created interfaces are named as dpdk#, like:
+
+.. code-block:: console
+
+        # ifconfig dpdk0; ifconfig dpdk1
+        dpdk0: flags=4099<UP,BROADCAST,MULTICAST>  mtu 1500
+                ether 90:e2:ba:0e:49:b9  txqueuelen 1000  (Ethernet)
+                RX packets 0  bytes 0 (0.0 B)
+                RX errors 0  dropped 0  overruns 0  frame 0
+                TX packets 0  bytes 0 (0.0 B)
+                TX errors 0  dropped 0 overruns 0  carrier 0  collisions 0
+
+        dpdk1: flags=4099<UP,BROADCAST,MULTICAST>  mtu 1500
+                ether 00:1b:21:76:fa:21  txqueuelen 1000  (Ethernet)
+                RX packets 0  bytes 0 (0.0 B)
+                RX errors 0  dropped 0  overruns 0  frame 0
+                TX packets 0  bytes 0 (0.0 B)
+                TX errors 0  dropped 0 overruns 0  carrier 0  collisions 0
+
+Regular Linux commands can be issued on interfaces:
+
+.. code-block:: console
+
+        # ethtool -i dpdk0
+        driver: rte_ixgbe_pmd
+        version: RTE 2.3.0-rc0
+        firmware-version:
+        expansion-rom-version:
+        bus-info: 0000:08:00.1
+        supports-statistics: yes
+        supports-test: no
+        supports-eeprom-access: yes
+        supports-register-dump: yes
+        supports-priv-flags: no
+
 Ethtool interface
 -----------------
 
diff --git a/examples/ethtool/ethtool-app/main.c b/examples/ethtool/ethtool-app/main.c
index e21abcd..68b13ad 100644
--- a/examples/ethtool/ethtool-app/main.c
+++ b/examples/ethtool/ethtool-app/main.c
@@ -1,7 +1,7 @@
 /*-
  *   BSD LICENSE
  *
- *   Copyright(c) 2015 Intel Corporation. All rights reserved.
+ *   Copyright(c) 2016 Intel Corporation. All rights reserved.
  *   All rights reserved.
  *
  *   Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
@@ -44,6 +44,7 @@
 #include <rte_memory.h>
 #include <rte_mempool.h>
 #include <rte_mbuf.h>
+#include <rte_ctrl_if.h>
 
 #include "ethapp.h"
 
@@ -54,7 +55,6 @@
 #define PKTPOOL_EXTRA_SIZE 512
 #define PKTPOOL_CACHE 32
 
-
 struct txq_port {
 	uint16_t cnt_unsent;
 	struct rte_mbuf *buf_frames[MAX_BURST_LENGTH];
@@ -254,6 +254,8 @@ static int slave_main(__attribute__((unused)) void *ptr_data)
 			}
 			rte_spinlock_unlock(&ptr_port->lock);
 		} /* end for( idx_port ) */
+		rte_eth_control_interface_process_msg(
+				RTE_ETHTOOL_CTRL_IF_PROCESS_MSG, 0);
 	} /* end for(;;) */
 
 	return 0;
@@ -293,6 +295,8 @@ int main(int argc, char **argv)
 	id_core = rte_get_next_lcore(id_core, 1, 1);
 	rte_eal_remote_launch(slave_main, NULL, id_core);
 
+	rte_eth_control_interface_create();
+
 	ethapp_main();
 
 	app_cfg.exit_now = 1;
@@ -301,5 +305,7 @@ int main(int argc, char **argv)
 			return -1;
 	}
 
+	rte_eth_control_interface_destroy();
+
 	return 0;
 }
-- 
2.5.0



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