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From: "Benoit Ganne (bganne)" <bganne@cisco.com>
To: "users@dpdk.org" <users@dpdk.org>
Subject: [dpdk-users] CX4-Lx VF link status in Azure
Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2020 19:07:09 +0000
Message-ID: <CH2PR11MB4327898A6961D9BC8A4DA2A3C1CE0@CH2PR11MB4327.namprd11.prod.outlook.com> (raw)

Hi all,

We noticed a problematic behavior when using DPDK in Azure with Mellanox CX4-Lx VFs on Ubuntu 18.04: the link status (link up or down) is never updated - and so for an application trusting the link state reported by DPDK, the link looks unavailable.
The root cause is mlx5_link_update_unlocked_gs() failing to get the link speed from the Linux driver and always returning EAGAIN because of this test at the end of the function:

    if (((dev_link.link_speed && !dev_link.link_status) ||
         (!dev_link.link_speed && dev_link.link_status)))

Here, dev_link.link_status is correctly set but not dev_link.link_speed.
The Linux kernel driver does not seem to be able to get the link speed because ethtool also fails to retrieve it from the kernel so the DPDK cannot do any miracle here, but I wonder whether this should prevent to update the other link status information to be correctly updated.

Any thoughts?


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Thread overview: 15+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-03-25 19:07 Benoit Ganne (bganne) [this message]
2020-03-25 21:32 ` Stephen Hemminger
2020-03-25 22:48 ` Stephen Hemminger
2020-03-26 14:26   ` Benoit Ganne (bganne)
2020-03-26 17:57     ` Stephen Hemminger
2020-03-26 18:27       ` Benoit Ganne (bganne)
2020-03-26 18:52         ` Thomas Monjalon
2020-03-26 19:00           ` Benoit Ganne (bganne)
2020-03-26 20:09             ` Mark Bloch
2020-03-26 20:40               ` Thomas Monjalon
2020-03-26 21:31                 ` Thomas Monjalon
2020-03-27 10:02                   ` Benoit Ganne (bganne)
2020-03-27 10:13                     ` Thomas Monjalon
2020-03-27 17:26                       ` Benoit Ganne (bganne)
2020-03-27 22:34                         ` Thomas Monjalon

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