[dts] [PTCH V1 1/2] add link status interrupt test plan

xu,gang gangx.xu at intel.com
Wed Apr 27 14:18:23 CEST 2016

Signed-off-by: xu,gang <gangx.xu at intel.com>
 test_plans/link_status_interrupt_test_plan.rst | 65 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++
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+Link Status Detect
+This tests for Detect Link Status feature can be run on linux userspace.
+It is to check if the userspace interrupt can be received after plugging
+in/out the cable/fiber on specified NIC port, and if the link status can
+be updated correctly. Futhermore, it would be better to check if packets
+can be received and sent on a specified port after its link has just up.
+So it may need layer 2 forwarding at the same time.
+For layer 2 forwarding, a packet received on a RX port (RX_PORT), it would
+be transmitted from a TX port (TX_PORT=RX_PORT+1) if RX_PORT is even;
+otherwise from a TX port (TX_PORT=RX_PORT-1) if RX_PORT is odd. Before
+being transmitted, the source mac address of the packet would be replaced
+by the mac address of the TX port, while the destination mac address would
+be replaced by 00:09:c0:00:00:TX_PORT_ID. The test application should be
+run with the wanted paired ports configured using the coremask parameter
+via the command line. i.e. port 0 and 1 is a valid pair, while port 1 and
+2 isn't. The test is performed by running the test application and using a
+traffic generator.
+The ``link_status_interrupt`` application is run with EAL parameters and 
+parameters for the application itself. This application supports three
+parameters for itself.
+	- ``-p PORTMASK``: hexadecimal bitmask of ports to config
+	- ``-q NQ``: number of queue per lcore (default is 1)
+	- ``-T PERIOD``: refresh periond in seconds (0/10/86400: disable/default/maximum)
+Support igb_uio and vfio driver, if used vfio, kernel need 3.6+ and enable vt-d in bios.
+When used vfio , used "modprobe vfio" and "modprobe vfio-pci" insmod vfiod driver, then used
+"./tools/dpdk_nic_bind.py --bind=vfio-pci device_bus_id" to bind vfio driver to test driver.
+The test app need add a cmdline, "--vfio-intr=int_x"
+Assume port 0 and 1 are connected to the remote ports, e.g. packet generator.
+To run the test application in linuxapp environment with 4 lcores, 2 ports and
+2 RX queues per lcore::
+	$ ./link_status_interrupt -c f -- -q 2 -p 0x3
+Also, if the ports need to be tested are different, the port mask should be
+changed. The lcore used to run the test application and the number of queues
+per lcore could be changed.
+Test Case: Link Status Change
+Run the test application as above command. Then plug out the cable/fiber, or
+simulate a disconnection. After several seconds, check if the link is actully
+off. Then plug in the cable/fiber, or simulate a connection. After several seconds,
+check if the link is actually up, and print its information about duplex and speed.
+Test Case: Port available
+Run the test application as above command with cable/fiber plugged out from both
+port 0 and 1, then plug it in. After several seconds and the link of all the ports
+is up. Together with packet generator, do layer 2 forwarding, and check if the
+packets can be received on port 0/1 and sent out on port 1/0.

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