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From: Thomas Monjalon <thomas@monjalon.net>
To: Ferruh Yigit <ferruh.yigit@intel.com>,
	Christian Ehrhardt <christian.ehrhardt@canonical.com>
Cc: dev <dev@dpdk.org>, dpdk stable <stable@dpdk.org>,
	Thomas Bogendoerfer <tbogendoerfer@suse.de>,
	"jcaamano@suse.com" <jcaamano@suse.com>,
	"snmohan83@gmail.com" <snmohan83@gmail.com>,
	"ndas@suse.de" <ndas@suse.de>, Marco Varlese <mvarlese@suse.de>
Subject: Re: [dpdk-stable] [PATCH] kni: fix compilation on SLES15-SP3
Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2021 08:41:44 +0200
Message-ID: <1708042.2qKnxoAoZE@thomas> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAATJJ0KeOY0GZ34KX9N-cX2oQt4=9TBuLrSN5iJORLP+TV3RgQ@mail.gmail.com>

17/06/2021 08:14, Christian Ehrhardt:
> On Thu, Jun 10, 2021 at 12:30 PM Christian Ehrhardt
> <christian.ehrhardt@canonical.com> wrote:
> > On Thu, Jun 10, 2021 at 10:39 AM Christian Ehrhardt
> > <christian.ehrhardt@canonical.com> wrote:
> > > On Tue, Jun 8, 2021 at 1:17 PM Ferruh Yigit <ferruh.yigit@intel.com> wrote:
> > > > On 6/2/2021 3:33 PM, Christian Ehrhardt wrote:
> > > > > Like what was done for mainline kernel in commit 38ad54f3bc76 ("kni: fix
> > > > > build with Linux 5.6"), a new parameter 'txqueue' has to be added to
> > > > > 'ndo_tx_timeout' ndo on SLES 15-SP3 kernel.
> > > > >
> > > > > Caused by:
> > > > >   commit c3bf155c40e9db722feb8a08c19efd44c12d5294
> > > > >   Author: Thomas Bogendoerfer <tbogendoerfer@suse.de>
> > > > >   Date:   Fri Sep 11 16:08:31 2020 +0200
> > > > >       - netdev: pass the stuck queue to the timeout handler
> > > > >         (jsc#SLE-13536).
> > > > >       - Refresh patches.suse/sfc-move-various-functions.patch.
> > > > >
> > > > > That is part of the SLES 5.3.18 kernel and therefore the
> > > > > version we check for.
> > > > >
> > > > > Cc: stable@dpdk.org
> > > > >
> > > > > Signed-off-by: Christian Ehrhardt <christian.ehrhardt@canonical.com>
> > > >
> > > > Hi Christian,
> > > >
> > > > There is a build error reported in CI [1] with 'SUSE15-64'.
> > > > Can't the check 'linux version >= 5.3.18" may hit multiple SUSE versions, with
> > > > some has the patch mentioned above backported and some did not?
> > > > Can 'SLE_VERSION_CODE' be used to differentiate the SUSE versions?
> > >
> > > I don't have a perfect insight in the SUSE distro variants and their
> > > kernel versions.
> > > > 5.3.18 in SLES15-SP3 was what broke it and I have hoped that this would apply in general.
> > > But the error above seems we have others that are > 5.3.18 but at the
> > > same time not have the backport.
> > >
> > > I'll try to create a v3, but do we have anyone from Suse to usually
> > > directly ping for feedback on this?
> >
> > With the new version (not submitted since it fails me) you can have a
> > look at my personal WIP branch:
> > => https://github.com/cpaelzer/dpdk-stable-queue/commit/43b908fe83e9cd68b08e259c0ace26ec692bb737
> 
> Hello everyone,
> Ferruh and I reached out to the Suse people working on DPDK in the
> past as well as those doing the kernel backport that breaks it now.
> (I'll add them to CC here as well)
> Unfortunately there was no feedback in a week, but OTOH I also don't
> want to stall releases for too long due to this.
> 
> I'll try to summarize the current understanding of this case again
> 
> [1] breaks our KNI build.
> 
> SLE_VERSION isn't provided by their Kernel; it is in DPDKs
> kernel/linux/kni/compat.h and not further maintained for a while.
> So we can't differentiate SLE15SP2 vs SLE15SP3 via that.
> 
> The offending change was introduced in their kernel by [1]
> $ git tag --contains c3bf155c40e9 | sort | head
> rpm-5.3.18-24
> ...
> 
> But checking just the kernel version 5.3.18 (as my initial patch had)
> won't work either.
> The problem is that this only checks the three levels of kernel
> version, but not the packaging level.
> And to make things even more fun, while I don't know if opensuse leap
> has the patch applied or not atm, but the kernel version there might
> make this even more complex as it is 5.3.18-lp152 at the moment.
> 
> We have now:
> SLE15 SP2 5.3.18-22
> SLE15 SP3 5.3.18-57 (>=24)
> opensuse_leap 5.3.18-lp152
> 
> Without a change SLE15SP3 is broken due to that backport.
> By checking on >=5.3.18 we could fix SP3, but break SP2 and maybe opensuse_leap.
> 
> Maybe there is something on LOCALVERSION/EXTRAVERSION we can use, but
> "guessing" how the Suse kernel behaves isn't a good approach.
> Once Suse lets us know how to better differentiate their packaging
> version we can reconsider a proper fix for this.
> 
> But without further input from Suse I'd (for now) ask to keep things
> as is (= not applying my patch).
> Due to that it will build in the same places it has built in the past.
> If we find a solution it can be in the next release in ~3 months, but
> I'll not further stall e.g. 19.11.9 that I'm working on right now.
> 
> [1]: https://github.com/SUSE/kernel/commit/c3bf155c40e9

Thank you for the summary.

This explains well why we should stop supporting KNI.



  reply	other threads:[~2021-06-17  6:41 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 10+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-06-02 14:33 Christian Ehrhardt
2021-06-04 13:02 ` [dpdk-stable] [dpdk-dev] " Luca Boccassi
2021-06-08 11:17 ` [dpdk-stable] " Ferruh Yigit
2021-06-10  8:39   ` Christian Ehrhardt
2021-06-10 10:30     ` Christian Ehrhardt
2021-06-17  6:14       ` Christian Ehrhardt
2021-06-17  6:41         ` Thomas Monjalon [this message]
2021-06-17  8:24           ` Marco Varlese
2021-07-01  8:23             ` Christian Ehrhardt
2021-07-01 13:24               ` Christian Ehrhardt

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