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From: Gabriel Danjon <gabriel.danjon@cybertestsystems.com.sg>
To: Thomas Monjalon <thomas@monjalon.net>
Cc: users@dpdk.org,
	Alexis DANJON <alexis.danjon@cybertestsystems.com.sg>,
	Antoine LORIN <antoine.lorin@cybertestsystems.com.sg>,
	Laurent CHABENET <laurent.chabenet@cybertestsystems.com.sg>,
	"gregory.fresnais@cybertestsystems.com.sg"
	<gregory.fresnais@cybertestsystems.com.sg>,
	Julien RAMET <julien.ramet@cybertestsystems.com.sg>
Subject: Re: [dpdk-users] Unable to setup hugepages
Date: Wed, 2 Jun 2021 17:35:14 +0200
Message-ID: <254a6116-85ca-3ba4-0032-0d8cdfd0e43e@cybertestsystems.com.sg> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <17638494.Raf4tdhBNn@thomas>

Hello,

After looking at the hugepage_info_init function from 
dpdk-20.11/lib/librte_eal/linux/eal_hugepage_info.c we finally 
understood why we could skip the warning.


Thanks to your help, we manage to generate traffic using the testpmd.


Gabriel Danjon

Cyber Test Systems

On 6/1/21 9:58 AM, Thomas Monjalon wrote:
> 31/05/2021 17:35, Gabriel Danjon:
>> Hello,
>>
>> After successfully installed the DPDK 20.11 on my Centos 8-Stream
>> (minimal), I am trying to configure the hugepages but encounters a lot
>> of difficulties.
> There's some confusing info below.
> Let's forget all the details and focus on simple things:
> 	1/ use dpdk-hugepages.py
> 	2/ choose one page size (2M or 1G)
> 	3/ check which node requires memory with lstopo
> 	4/ don't be confused with warnings about unused page size
>
>
>
>> I am trying to reserve 4 hugepages of 1GB.
>>
>>
>> Here the steps I have done following the documentation
>> (https://doc.dpdk.org/guides-20.11/linux_gsg/sys_reqs.html):
>>
>> Additional information about meminfo :
>>
>> cat /proc/meminfo
>> MemTotal:       32619404 kB
>> MemFree:        27331024 kB
>> MemAvailable:   27415524 kB
>> Buffers:            4220 kB
>> Cached:           328628 kB
>> SwapCached:            0 kB
>> Active:           194828 kB
>> Inactive:         210156 kB
>> Active(anon):       1744 kB
>> Inactive(anon):    83384 kB
>> Active(file):     193084 kB
>> Inactive(file):   126772 kB
>> Unevictable:           0 kB
>> Mlocked:               0 kB
>> SwapTotal:      16474108 kB
>> SwapFree:       16474108 kB
>> Dirty:                 0 kB
>> Writeback:             0 kB
>> AnonPages:         72136 kB
>> Mapped:            84016 kB
>> Shmem:             12992 kB
>> KReclaimable:     211956 kB
>> Slab:             372852 kB
>> SReclaimable:     211956 kB
>> SUnreclaim:       160896 kB
>> KernelStack:        9120 kB
>> PageTables:         6852 kB
>> NFS_Unstable:          0 kB
>> Bounce:                0 kB
>> WritebackTmp:          0 kB
>> CommitLimit:    30686656 kB
>> Committed_AS:     270424 kB
>> VmallocTotal:   34359738367 kB
>> VmallocUsed:           0 kB
>> VmallocChunk:          0 kB
>> Percpu:            28416 kB
>> HardwareCorrupted:     0 kB
>> AnonHugePages:     10240 kB
>> ShmemHugePages:        0 kB
>> ShmemPmdMapped:        0 kB
>> FileHugePages:         0 kB
>> FilePmdMapped:         0 kB
>> HugePages_Total:       0
>> HugePages_Free:        0
>> HugePages_Rsvd:        0
>> HugePages_Surp:        0
>> Hugepagesize:    1048576 kB
>> Hugetlb:         4194304 kB
>> DirectMap4k:      225272 kB
>> DirectMap2M:     4919296 kB
>> DirectMap1G:    30408704 kB
>>
>> 1 Step follow documentation
>>
>> bash -c 'echo 2048 > /sys/kernel/mm/hugepages/hugepages-2048kB/nr_hugepages'
>>
>> As we're working on a NUMA machine we do this too. (We even do the
>> previous step because without it, it provides more errors)
>>
>> bash -c 'echo 2048 >
>> /sys/devices/system/node/node0/hugepages/hugepages-2048kB/nr_hugepages' && \
>> bash -c 'echo 2048 >
>> /sys/devices/system/node/node1/hugepages/hugepages-2048kB/nr_hugepages'
>>
>> mkdir /mnt/huge
>> mount -t hugetlbfs pagesize=1GB /mnt/huge
>>
>> bash -c 'echo nodev /mnt/huge hugetlbfs pagesize=1GB 0 0 >> /etc/fstab'
>>
>> So here the result of my meminfo (cat /proc/meminfo | grep Huge) :
>>
>> AnonHugePages:     10240 kB
>> ShmemHugePages:        0 kB
>> FileHugePages:         0 kB
>> HugePages_Total:       0
>> HugePages_Free:        0
>> HugePages_Rsvd:        0
>> HugePages_Surp:        0
>> Hugepagesize:    1048576 kB
>> Hugetlb:         4194304 kB
>>
>> It looks strange that there is no total and free hugepages.
>>
>> I tried the dpdk-testpmd using the DPDK documentation : dpdk-testpmd -l
>> 0-3 -n 4 -- -i --nb-cores=2
>>
>> EAL: Detected 48 lcore(s)
>> EAL: Detected 2 NUMA nodes
>> EAL: Detected static linkage of DPDK
>> EAL: Multi-process socket /var/run/dpdk/rte/mp_socket
>> EAL: Selected IOVA mode 'PA'
>> EAL: 2048 hugepages of size 2097152 reserved, but no mounted hugetlbfs
>> found for that size
>> EAL: No free hugepages reported in hugepages-1048576kB
>> EAL: No free hugepages reported in hugepages-1048576kB
>> EAL: No available hugepages reported in hugepages-1048576kB
>> EAL: FATAL: Cannot get hugepage information.
>> EAL: Cannot get hugepage information.
>> EAL: Error - exiting with code: 1
>>     Cause: Cannot init EAL: Permission denied
>>
>>
>> So I checked in the /mnt/huge to look if files had been created (ls
>> /mnt/huge/ -la) : Empty folder
>>
>> Then I checked if my folder was correctly mounted : mount | grep huge
>> pagesize=1GB on /mnt/huge type hugetlbfs
>> (rw,relatime,seclabel,pagesize=1024M)
>>
>> Then I tried the helloworld example (make clean && make &&
>> ./build/helloworld):
>>
>> EAL: Detected 48 lcore(s)
>> EAL: Detected 2 NUMA nodes
>> EAL: Detected shared linkage of DPDK
>> EAL: Multi-process socket /var/run/dpdk/rte/mp_socket
>> EAL: Selected IOVA mode 'PA'
>> EAL: 2048 hugepages of size 2097152 reserved, but no mounted hugetlbfs
>> found for that size
>> EAL: No free 1048576 kB hugepages reported on node 0
>> EAL: No free 1048576 kB hugepages reported on node 1
>> EAL: No available 1048576 kB hugepages reported
>> EAL: FATAL: Cannot get hugepage information.
>> EAL: Cannot get hugepage information.
>> PANIC in main():
>> Cannot init EAL
>> 5: [./build/helloworld() [0x40079e]]
>> 4: [/lib64/libc.so.6(__libc_start_main+0xf3) [0x7ff43a6f6493]]
>> 3: [./build/helloworld() [0x4006e6]]
>> 2: [/usr/local/lib64/librte_eal.so.21(__rte_panic+0xba) [0x7ff43aaa4b93]]
>> 1: [/usr/local/lib64/librte_eal.so.21(rte_dump_stack+0x1b) [0x7ff43aac79fb]]
>> Aborted (core dumped)
>>
>>
>> So I guessed the problem came from the : Hugepagesize:    1048576 kB
>> (from cat /proc/meminfo | grep Huge).
>>
>>
>> 2 Step adapt documentation
>>
>> Then I decided to set the values for 1048576KB:
>>
>> bash -c 'echo 4 >
>> /sys/devices/system/node/node0/hugepages/hugepages-1048576kB/nr_hugepages'
>> bash -c 'echo 4 >
>> /sys/devices/system/node/node1/hugepages/hugepages-1048576kB/nr_hugepages'
>> bash -c 'echo 4 > /sys/kernel/mm/hugepages/hugepages-1048576kB/nr_hugepages'
>>
>>
>> So here the result of my meminfo (cat /proc/meminfo | grep Huge) :
>>
>> AnonHugePages:     10240 kB
>> ShmemHugePages:        0 kB
>> FileHugePages:         0 kB
>> HugePages_Total:       4
>> HugePages_Free:        4
>> HugePages_Rsvd:        0
>> HugePages_Surp:        0
>> Hugepagesize:    1048576 kB
>> Hugetlb:         8388608 kB
>>
>> So here I have my 4 pages sat.
>>
>> Then I retried the previous steps and here what I got :
>>
>> dpdk-testpmd -l 0-3 -n 4 -- -i --nb-cores=2
>> EAL: Detected 48 lcore(s)
>> EAL: Detected 2 NUMA nodes
>> EAL: Detected static linkage of DPDK
>> EAL: Multi-process socket /var/run/dpdk/rte/mp_socket
>> EAL: Selected IOVA mode 'PA'
>> EAL: 2048 hugepages of size 2097152 reserved, but no mounted hugetlbfs
>> found for that size
>> EAL: Probing VFIO support...
>> testpmd: No probed ethernet devices
>> Interactive-mode selected
>> testpmd: create a new mbuf pool <mb_pool_0>: n=171456, size=2176, socket=0
>> testpmd: preferred mempool ops selected: ring_mp_mc
>> Done
>> testpmd>
>> Bye...
>>
>>
>> make clean && make && ./build/helloworld
>> EAL: Detected 48 lcore(s)
>> EAL: Detected 2 NUMA nodes
>> EAL: Detected shared linkage of DPDK
>> EAL: Multi-process socket /var/run/dpdk/rte/mp_socket
>> EAL: Selected IOVA mode 'PA'
>> EAL: 2048 hugepages of size 2097152 reserved, but no mounted hugetlbfs
>> found for that size
>> TELEMETRY: No legacy callbacks, legacy socket not created
>>
>>
>> cat /proc/meminfo | grep Huge
>> AnonHugePages:     10240 kB
>> ShmemHugePages:        0 kB
>> FileHugePages:         0 kB
>> HugePages_Total:       4
>> HugePages_Free:        3
>> HugePages_Rsvd:        0
>> HugePages_Surp:        0
>> Hugepagesize:    1048576 kB
>> Hugetlb:         8388608 kB
>>
>> One huge page looks like have been used.
>> ls -l /mnt/huge/
>> total 1048576
>> 1073741824 rtemap_0
>>
>> So yes one has been created, but 2048 hugepages of size 2097152
>> reserved, but no mounted hugetlbfs found for that size, happens.
>>
>> So to try to understand what happens I reset
>> hugepages-2048kB/nr_hugepages to 0 :
>> bash -c 'echo 0 >
>> /sys/devices/system/node/node0/hugepages/hugepages-2048kB/nr_hugepages' && \
>> bash -c 'echo 0 >
>> /sys/devices/system/node/node1/hugepages/hugepages-2048kB/nr_hugepages' && \
>> bash -c 'echo 0 > /sys/kernel/mm/hugepages/hugepages-2048kB/nr_hugepages'
>>
>> but : dpdk-testpmd -l 0-3 -n 4 -- -i --nb-cores=2EAL: Detected 48 lcore(s)
>> EAL: Detected 2 NUMA nodes
>> EAL: Detected static linkage of DPDK
>> EAL: Multi-process socket /var/run/dpdk/rte/mp_socket
>> EAL: Selected IOVA mode 'PA'
>> EAL: No available hugepages reported in hugepages-2048kB
>> EAL: Probing VFIO support...
>> testpmd: No probed ethernet devices
>> Interactive-mode selected
>> testpmd: create a new mbuf pool <mb_pool_0>: n=171456, size=2176, socket=0
>> testpmd: preferred mempool ops selected: ring_mp_mc
>> Done
>>
>> So here on this part I really don't understand, my /proc/meminfo tells
>> me I need to use the 1048576kB part but dpdk-testpmd the 2048kB.
>>
>> Then I searched an alternative to these commands in your documentation
>> and found : dpdk-hugpages.py
>>
>>
>> 3 Step alternative
>>
>> https://doc.dpdk.org/guides-20.11/tools/hugepages.html
>> (There is an error on the documentation : dpdk-hugpages instead of
>> dpdk-hugepages)
>>
>> So I reset every files, and removed my mount and my folder.
>>
>> umount /mnt/huge
>> rm -rf /mnt/huge
>> bash -c 'echo 0 >
>> /sys/devices/system/node/node0/hugepages/hugepages-1048576kB/nr_hugepages'
>> bash -c 'echo 0 >
>> /sys/devices/system/node/node1/hugepages/hugepages-1048576kB/nr_hugepages'
>> bash -c 'echo 0 > /sys/kernel/mm/hugepages/hugepages-1048576kB/nr_hugepages'
>>
>> cat /proc/meminfo | grep Huge
>> AnonHugePages:     10240 kB
>> ShmemHugePages:        0 kB
>> FileHugePages:         0 kB
>> HugePages_Total:       0
>> HugePages_Free:        0
>> HugePages_Rsvd:        0
>> HugePages_Surp:        0
>> Hugepagesize:    1048576 kB
>> Hugetlb:               0 kB
>>
>>
>> dpdk-hugpages.py -s
>>
>> Node Pages Size Total
>>
>> Hugepages not mounted
>>
>>
>> So here I have an cleaned hugepage environment.
>> Then I tried to reallocate hugepages with the python script:
>> dpdk-hugepages.py -p 1G --setup 4G
>>
>> dpdk-hugepages.py -s
>> Node Pages Size Total
>> 0    4     1Gb    4Gb
>> 1    4     1Gb    4G
>>
>>
>> So I got my 4 pages of 1GB and retried the previous steps :
>>
>> cat /proc/meminfo | grep Huge
>> AnonHugePages:     10240 kB
>> ShmemHugePages:        0 kB
>> FileHugePages:         0 kB
>> HugePages_Total:       8
>> HugePages_Free:        8
>> HugePages_Rsvd:        0
>> HugePages_Surp:        0
>> Hugepagesize:    1048576 kB
>> Hugetlb:         8388608 kB
>>
>> Here it says I got 8 hugepages of 1GB so I don't understand why, because
>> the python script tells the opposite.
>>
>> dpdk-testpmd -l 0-3 -n 4 -- -i --nb-cores=2EAL: Detected 48 lcore(s)
>> EAL: Detected 2 NUMA nodes
>> EAL: Detected static linkage of DPDK
>> EAL: Multi-process socket /var/run/dpdk/rte/mp_socket
>> EAL: Selected IOVA mode 'PA'
>> EAL: No available hugepages reported in hugepages-2048kB
>> EAL: Probing VFIO support...
>> testpmd: No probed ethernet devices
>> Interactive-mode selected
>> testpmd: create a new mbuf pool <mb_pool_0>: n=171456, size=2176, socket=0
>> testpmd: preferred mempool ops selected: ring_mp_mc
>> Done
>>
>> Same for the helloworld.
>>
>> Then I cleared my environment:
>>
>> dpdk-hugepages.py -u && dpdk-hugepages.py -c && dpdk-hugepages.py -s
>> Node Pages Size Total
>>
>> Hugepages not mounted
>>
>>
>> Then as the error says that there are no available hugepages reported in
>> hugepages-2048kB i tried with Mb :
>> dpdk-hugepages.py -p 1024M --setup 4G && dpdk-hugepages.py -s
>> Node Pages Size Total
>> 0    4     1Gb    4Gb
>> 1    4     1Gb    4Gb
>>
>> But same error happened.
>>
>>
>> 4 Question
>>
>> So I don't succeed to resolve this issue of testing the DPDK with
>> helloworld and dpdk-testpmd.
>>
>> Have I missed something in the creation of the hugepages ?
>>
>> Could you please, provide help ?
>>
>> Best,
>>
>>
>>
>
>
>

      reply	other threads:[~2021-06-03 16:11 UTC|newest]

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