[dpdk-stable] [PATCH] igb_uio: revert open and release operations
Harish.Patil at cavium.com
Fri Oct 20 00:43:13 CEST 2017
From: Harish Patil <Harish.Patil at cavium.com>
Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 9:50 PM
To: Thomas Monjalon <thomas at monjalon.net>, Ferruh Yigit
<ferruh.yigit at intel.com>
Cc: "dev at dpdk.org" <dev at dpdk.org>, Jianfeng Tan <jianfeng.tan at intel.com>,
Jingjing Wu <jingjing.wu at intel.com>, "Thotton, Shijith"
<Shijith.Thotton at cavium.com>, Gregory Etelson <gregory at weka.io>, George
Prekas <george.prekas at epfl.ch>, "stable at dpdk.org" <stable at dpdk.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] igb_uio: revert open and release operations
>From: Thomas Monjalon <thomas at monjalon.net>
>Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 1:33 PM
>To: Ferruh Yigit <ferruh.yigit at intel.com>, Harish Patil
><Harish.Patil at cavium.com>
>Cc: "dev at dpdk.org" <dev at dpdk.org>, Jianfeng Tan <jianfeng.tan at intel.com>,
>Jingjing Wu <jingjing.wu at intel.com>, "Thotton, Shijith"
><Shijith.Thotton at cavium.com>, Gregory Etelson <gregory at weka.io>, George
>Prekas <george.prekas at epfl.ch>, "stable at dpdk.org" <stable at dpdk.org>
>Subject: Re: [PATCH] igb_uio: revert open and release operations
>>17/10/2017 22:14, Ferruh Yigit:
>>> There were bug reports about terminated application may leave device in
>>> undesired state:
>>> And a proposal to fix:
>>> Later another proposal triggered the discussion:
>>> Finally a fix patch pushed into v17.08:
>>> Commit: b58eedfc7dd5 ("igb_uio: issue FLR during open and release of
>>> Later a regression report sent related to the pushed patch:
>>> And a fix for regression integrated into v17.11-rc1:
>>> Commit: 5f6ff30dc507 ("igb_uio: fix interrupt enablement after FLR in
>>> Commit: 6b9ed026a870 ("igb_uio: fix build with kernel <= 3.17")
>>> Even after the fix qede PMD reported to be broken:
>>> So this patch reverts original fix and related commits. The related
>>> igb_uio code part turns back to v17.05 base.
>>> 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.
>>With this revert, we are back to the original issue.
>>We must really try the proposed solution.
>>Harish, please describe your issue and think how it could be fixed.
>>Jingjing made it work for i40e.
>>I know it is less effort to request a simple revert.
>>Please let's try to fix it once for all.
>I’m discussing it internally, so please hold on committing this patch till
>I revert back to you.
> 1) With the introduction of:
>Commit: b58eedfc7dd5 ("igb_uio: issue FLR during open and release of
We saw failures with qede PF & SR-IOV VF initialization in PCI passthru
>PF PCI passthru mode initialization failure was resolved by:
>“Commit: 5f6ff30dc507 ("igb_uio: fix interrupt enablement after FLR in
>SR-IOV VF PCI passthru mode initialization issue is that PCI FLR and
>related device cleanup is not completed by the time VF driver starts
>loading. It results in the mbox command failure sent over the HW channel
>between VF and PF.
>Even though pci_reset_function() waits for the stipulated amount of time
>per standards, VF FLR takes longer than that and pci_reset_function() &
>igb_uio_open() call returns before FLR completes and VF PMD driver tries
>to load before FLR completes leading to VF PMD initialization failure.
>We can work around this problem by adding driver delay/retry logic since
>there is no deterministic way of detecting FLR completion. But this is
>going to increase the driver load time.
>2) With the above patch ("igb_uio: issue FLR during open and release of
>device file), FLR is going to be issued unconditionally on all devices
>during igb_uio_open. We think it’s an over kill. FLR is required only for
>previous abnormal app termination. We already handle the abnormal app
>termination by doing necessary cleanup in the driver during load. This
>cleanup is more efficient as it is done only when required. So we feel
>that the drivers/devices needing such cleanup (the two cases listed
>below) should do it conditionally when required rather than
>igb_uio_open() unconditionally performing FLR all the time.
- cdb166963cae ("net/liquidio: add API for VF FLR”)
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