[dpdk-dev] [Bug 410] KNI deadlocks when used with Mellanox device

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Wed Feb 26 00:52:30 CET 2020


            Bug ID: 410
           Summary: KNI deadlocks when used with Mellanox device
           Product: DPDK
           Version: 18.02
          Hardware: All
                OS: All
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: normal
          Priority: Normal
         Component: other
          Assignee: dev at dpdk.org
          Reporter: stephen at networkplumber.org
  Target Milestone: ---

The KNI driver calls out to userspace holding the kernel networking lock
This causes deadlock when a DPDK device driver (like Mellanox) needs to
interact with the kernel to change the underlying device.

This is a design flaw in the original implementation of KNI, only exposed by
the first bifurcated drivers.

See: https://patchwork.dpdk.org/patch/64106/

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