[dpdk-dev] [PATCH v1] net/ixgbe: adjust error for UDP with zero checksum

Wang, Haiyue haiyue.wang at intel.com
Tue Feb 2 13:56:56 CET 2021

> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Marchand <david.marchand at redhat.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, February 2, 2021 20:54
> To: Wang, Haiyue <haiyue.wang at intel.com>
> Cc: dev <dev at dpdk.org>; pvalerio at redhat.com; Aaron Conole <aconole at redhat.com>; Zhang, Qi Z
> <qi.z.zhang at intel.com>; Rong, Leyi <leyi.rong at intel.com>; Tu, Lijuan <lijuan.tu at intel.com>; dpdk
> stable <stable at dpdk.org>; Guo, Jia <jia.guo at intel.com>; Richardson, Bruce <bruce.richardson at intel.com>;
> Ananyev, Konstantin <konstantin.ananyev at intel.com>; Jerin Jacob Kollanukkaran <jerinj at marvell.com>;
> Ruifeng Wang (Arm Technology China) <ruifeng.wang at arm.com>
> Subject: Re: [PATCH v1] net/ixgbe: adjust error for UDP with zero checksum
> On Tue, Feb 2, 2021 at 1:42 PM Wang, Haiyue <haiyue.wang at intel.com> wrote:
> > > If the driver/hw can't report a valid checksum hint, it should
> > > announce it does not know if the checksum is valid (neither bad, nor
> > > good).
> > >
> > > So the workaround for udp packets (on this hw model) would be to
> > > report PKT_RX_L4_CKSUM_UNKNOWN.
> > > The sw application will then have to recompute the checksum itself if needed.
> > >
> >
> > Make sense, but not sure the vector path can handle this more easily. Will try.
> Refining this a bit.
> It looks like hw correctly reports "good" checksums, so maybe instead
> report PKT_RX_L4_CKSUM_UNKNOWN only for reports of "bad" checksums
> from the hw?

I guess Paolo will complain about the performance drop for zero checksum
UDP. ;-)

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> David Marchand

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