[dpdk-dev] net/virtio: fix vector Rx break caused by rxq flushing

Tiwei Bie tiwei.bie at intel.com
Sat Dec 30 05:02:09 CET 2017

Hi Zhike,

On Fri, Dec 29, 2017 at 01:02:04PM +0000, 王志克 wrote:
> Hi tiwei,
> Can you please provide a patch for 16.11.4? Thanks.

Normally, most commits in the stable tree are backported
from the commits in the mainline tree which contains below
Cc line:

Cc: stable at dpdk.org

This patch also contains such line. So after this patch
is applied to the mainline tree, it will be backported.

If you need the fix right now, you can download the latest
patch (which has been applied to dpdk-next-virtio tree)
from here:


It can be applied to DPDK 16.11.4 with the patch command.
After the patching, one small change is needed to get it

diff --git a/drivers/net/virtio/virtqueue.c b/drivers/net/virtio/virtqueue.c
index 7fd8604..0e24194 100644
--- a/drivers/net/virtio/virtqueue.c
+++ b/drivers/net/virtio/virtqueue.c
@@ -88,7 +88,7 @@ virtqueue_rxvq_flush(struct virtqueue *vq)
 	for (i = 0; i < nb_used; i++) {
 		used_idx = vq->vq_used_cons_idx & (vq->vq_nentries - 1);
 		uep = &vq->vq_ring.used->ring[used_idx];
-		if (hw->use_simple_rx) {
+		if (hw->use_simple_rxtx) {
 			desc_idx = used_idx;
@@ -104,7 +104,7 @@ virtqueue_rxvq_flush(struct virtqueue *vq)
-	if (hw->use_simple_rx) {
+	if (hw->use_simple_rxtx) {
 		while (vq->vq_free_cnt >= RTE_VIRTIO_VPMD_RX_REARM_THRESH) {
 			if (virtqueue_kick_prepare(vq))

Besides, I'm not sure whether you are aware of this or not.
But just FYI, when you want to use the vector Rx of virtio
PMD, you need to be aware of the fact that the current
implementation of vector Rx doesn't really follow the virtio
spec. You can find more details in below link:


Best regards,
Tiwei Bie

More information about the dev mailing list