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From: "Cao, Waterman" <waterman.cao@intel.com>
To: "Patel, Rashmin N" <rashmin.n.patel@intel.com>,
	Navakanth M <navakanthdev@gmail.com>,
	"stephen@networkplumber.org" <stephen@networkplumber.org>
Cc: "dev@dpdk.org" <dev@dpdk.org>
Subject: Re: [dpdk-dev] vmxnet3 pmd dev restart
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2014 03:09:25 +0000
Message-ID: <AA3F441F262C58498CD6D0C1801DE7EB0AB8AD49@SHSMSX103.ccr.corp.intel.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <C68F1134885B32458704E1E4DA3E34F341A5E69B@FMSMSX105.amr.corp.intel.com>

Hi Rashmin,

 We found similar issue when we start/stop vmnet dev several time. (> 3 times)
 It happens kernel panic, and sometimes kernel will occur core dump.
 Let me know if you want to submit patch to fix it.

-----Original Message-----
>From: Patel, Rashmin N 
>Sent: Friday, October 10, 2014 6:07 AM
>To: Navakanth M; stephen@networkplumber.org; Cao, Waterman
>Cc: dev@dpdk.org
>Subject: RE: vmxnet3 pmd dev restart
>I just quickly looked into the code and instead of releasing memory or simply set it to NULL (patch: 
> http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.networking.dpdk.devel/4683), you can zero it out and it should work perfectly, you can give it a quick try.
>memset(ring->buf_info, 0x0, ring->size*sizeof(vmxnet3_buf_info_t));
>This will not free the memory from heap but just wipe it out to 0x0, provided that we freed all the mbuf(s) pointed by each buf_info->m pointers. Hence you won't need to reallocate it when you start device after this stop.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Navakanth M [mailto:navakanthdev@gmail.com]
>Sent: Wednesday, October 08, 2014 10:11 PM
>To: stephen@networkplumber.org; Patel, Rashmin N; Cao, Waterman
>Cc: dev@dpdk.org
>Subject: Re: vmxnet3 pmd dev restart
>I had tried with Stephen's patch but after stop is done and when we call start it crashed at vmxnet3_dev_start()->
>vmxnet3_dev_rxtx_init()->vmxnet3_post_rx_bufs() as buf_info is freed and is not allocated again. buf_info is allocated in
>vmxnet3_dev_rx_queue_setup() which would be called once at the initialization only.
>I also tried not freeing buf_info in stop but then i see different issue after start, packets are not received due to check while (rcd->gen == rxq->comp_ring.gen) { in vmxnet3_recv_pkts()
>Waterman, Have you got chance to test stop and start of vmnet dev if so did you notice any issue similar to this?
>On Thu, Oct 9, 2014 at 12:46 AM, Patel, Rashmin N <rashmin.n.patel@intel.com> wrote:
>> Yes I had a local copy working with couple of lines fix. But someone else, I think Stephen added a fix patch for the same, and I assume if it's been merged, should be working, so did not follow up later.
>> I don't have a VMware setup handy at moment but I think Waterman would have more information about testing that patch if he has found any issue with it.
>> Thanks,
>> Rashmin
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Navakanth M [mailto:navakanthdev@gmail.com]
>> Sent: Wednesday, October 08, 2014 4:14 AM
>> To: dev@dpdk.org; Patel, Rashmin N
>> Subject: Re: vmxnet3 pmd dev restart
>> Hi Rashmin
>> I have come across your reply in following post that you have worked on this problem and would submit the patch for it.
>> Can you please share information on the changes you worked on or patch log if you had submitted any for it?
>> http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.networking.dpdk.devel/4683
>> Thanks
>> Navakanth
>> On Tue, Sep 30, 2014 at 1:44 PM, Navakanth M <navakanthdev@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hi
>>> I am using DPDKv1.7.0 running on Vmware Esxi 5.1 and am trying to 
>>> reset the port which uses pmd_vmnet3 library functions from below 
>>> function calls.
>>> rte_eth_dev_stop
>>> rte_eth_dev_start
>>> Doing this, i face panic while rte_free(ring->buf_info) in 
>>> Vmxnet3_cmd_ring_release().
>>> I have gone through following thread but the patch mentioned didn't 
>>> help rather it crashed in start function while accessing buf_info in 
>>> vmxnet3_post_rx_bufs. I see this buf_info is allocated in queue setup 
>>> functions which are called at initialization.
>>> http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.networking.dpdk.devel/4683
>>> I tried not freeing it and then rx packets are not received due to 
>>> mismatch in while (rcd->gen == rxq->comp_ring.gen) in
>>> vmxnet3_recv_pkts()
>>> To reset the device port, is this the right way what i am doing?
>>> Or do I have to call vmxnet3_dev_tx_queue_setup()
>>> vmxnet3_dev_rx_queue_setup() once stop is called? I have checked 
>>> recent patches and threads but did not get much information on this.
>>> Thanks
>>> Navakanth

  reply	other threads:[~2014-10-10  3:02 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2014-09-30  8:14 Navakanth M
2014-10-08 11:13 ` Navakanth M
2014-10-08 19:16   ` Patel, Rashmin N
2014-10-09  5:10     ` Navakanth M
2014-10-09 22:06       ` Patel, Rashmin N
2014-10-10  3:09         ` Cao, Waterman [this message]
2014-10-13  3:07           ` Navakanth M
2014-10-13 18:12             ` Patel, Rashmin N
2014-10-26  4:48               ` Navakanth M

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