[dpdk-stable] [PATCH] igb_uio: revert open and release operations

Shijith Thotton shijith.thotton at caviumnetworks.com
Wed Oct 18 08:27:44 CEST 2017

On Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 09:14:36PM +0100, Ferruh Yigit wrote:
> This reverts commit 6b9ed026a8704b9e5ee5da7997617ef7cc82e114.
> This reverts commit 5f6ff30dc5075c49069d684bab229aef7ff0fdc3.
> This reverts commit b58eedfc7dd57eef6d12e2c654a52c834f36084a.
> There were bug reports about terminated application may leave device in
> undesired state:
> http://dpdk.org/ml/archives/dev/2016-November/049745.html
> http://dpdk.org/ml/archives/dev/2016-November/050932.html
> And a proposal to fix:
> http://dpdk.org/ml/archives/dev/2016-December/051844.html
> Later another proposal triggered the discussion:
> http://dpdk.org/ml/archives/dev/2017-May/066317.html
> Finally a fix patch pushed into v17.08:
> Commit: b58eedfc7dd5 ("igb_uio: issue FLR during open and release of device file")
> Later a regression report sent related to the pushed patch:
> http://dpdk.org/ml/archives/dev/2017-September/075236.html
> And a fix for regression integrated into v17.11-rc1:
> http://dpdk.org/ml/archives/dev/2017-October/079166.html
> Commit: 5f6ff30dc507 ("igb_uio: fix interrupt enablement after FLR in VM")
> Commit: 6b9ed026a870 ("igb_uio: fix build with kernel <= 3.17")
> Even after the fix qede PMD reported to be broken:
> http://dpdk.org/ml/archives/dev/2017-October/079359.html
> So this patch reverts original fix and related commits. The related
> igb_uio code part turns back to v17.05 base.
> Cc: Jianfeng Tan <jianfeng.tan at intel.com>
> Cc: Jingjing Wu <jingjing.wu at intel.com>
> Cc: Shijith Thotton <shijith.thotton at caviumnetworks.com>
> Cc: Gregory Etelson <gregory at weka.io>
> Cc: Harish Patil <harish.patil at cavium.com>
> Cc: George Prekas <george.prekas at epfl.ch>
> Fixes: b58eedfc7dd5 ("igb_uio: issue FLR during open and release of device file")
> Cc: stable at dpdk.org
> Signed-off-by: Ferruh Yigit <ferruh.yigit at intel.com>
> ---
> It would be nice to solve this issue in LTS release, but being close to
> the release and the error report without details makes it hard to work
> more on this issue.
> Thanks everyone who spent effort for this, hopefully we can continue to
> work on next release cycle.
> Jingjing, there is a i40e commit, was part of igb_uio fix patchset, is
> it generic, or needs to be reverted with this patch?
> Commit: 8cacf78469a7 ("net/i40e: fix VF initialization error")

Hi Ferruh,

Please consider this patch as part of revert.
Commit: 9ed3f38770c6 ("net/liquidio: remove FLR request to PF driver")

Here I have removed extra FLR requests inside driver during init and close.
They are required now, as we remove resets in igb_uio.



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