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From: Gerry Wan <gerryw@stanford.edu>
To: Asaf Penso <asafp@nvidia.com>
Cc: Tom Barbette <barbette@kth.se>, "users@dpdk.org" <users@dpdk.org>,
	Matan Azrad <matan@nvidia.com>,
	Shahaf Shuler <shahafs@nvidia.com>,
	Slava Ovsiienko <viacheslavo@nvidia.com>
Subject: Re: [dpdk-users] mlx5: packets lost between good+discard and phy counters
Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2021 12:13:50 -0700
Message-ID: <CAAcwi38rs2Vk9MKhRGS3kAK+=dYAnDdECT7f+Ts-f13cANYB+Q@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <DM5PR12MB24063F81FF3DF94F60F3B5AECD4E9@DM5PR12MB2406.namprd12.prod.outlook.com>

I applied the patch to 21.02 and it looks like it works. Thanks for the fix!

Follow-up question: what is the difference between
        - packets dropped by the SW queue handling counted by SW.
        - packets dropped by the HW queues due to "out of buffer" events
          detected when no SW buffer is available for the incoming
          packets.

I've interpreted nonzero imissed/rx_out_of_buffer statistic as the software
polling loop is too slow to handle incoming packets, thus filling up the rx
queues and requiring the device to drop further packets. Is this still a
correct interpretation?

On Wed, Apr 14, 2021 at 4:15 AM Asaf Penso <asafp@nvidia.com> wrote:

> Hello Gerry and Tom,
>
> We are aware of this issue and already provided a fix to 21.05 and CCed
> stable.
> Please check this series from Matan Azrad, and let me know the result of
> your cases:
>
> [PATCH 0/4] net/mlx5: fix imissed statistic
> The imissed port statistic counts packets that were dropped by the device
> Rx queues.
>
> In mlx5, the imissed counter summarizes 2 counters:
>         - packets dropped by the SW queue handling counted by SW.
>         - packets dropped by the HW queues due to "out of buffer" events
>           detected when no SW buffer is available for the incoming
>           packets.
>
> There is HW counter object that should be created per device, and all the
> Rx queues should be assigned to this counter in configuration time.
>
> This part was missed when the Rx queues were created by DevX what remained
> the "out of buffer" counter clean forever in this case.
>
> Add 2 options to assign the DevX Rx queues to queue counter:
>         - Create queue counter per device by DevX and assign all the
>           queues to it.
>         - Query the kernel counter and assign all the queues to it.
>
> Use the first option by default and if it is failed, fallback to the
> second option.
>
> Matan Azrad (4):
>   common/mlx5/linux: add glue function to query WQ
>   common/mlx5: add DevX command to query WQ
>   common/mlx5: add DevX commands for queue counters
>   net/mlx5: fix imissed statistics
>
>
> Regards,
> Asaf Penso
>
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: users <users-bounces@dpdk.org> On Behalf Of Tom Barbette
> >Sent: Tuesday, April 13, 2021 4:40 PM
> >To: Gerry Wan <gerryw@stanford.edu>; users@dpdk.org
> >Cc: Matan Azrad <matan@nvidia.com>; Shahaf Shuler <shahafs@nvidia.com>;
> >Slava Ovsiienko <viacheslavo@nvidia.com>
> >Subject: Re: [dpdk-users] mlx5: packets lost between good+discard and phy
> >counters
> >
> >CC-ing maintainers.
> >
> >I did observe that too. rx_out_of_buffer is always 0 since a few months
> (I did
> >not personnaly try to revert versions as Gerry did, I assume it was a DPDK
> >update indeed as Gerry verified).
> >
> >
> >Tom
> >
> >Le 11-04-21 à 03:31, Gerry Wan a écrit :
> >> After further investigation, I think this may be a bug introduced in
> >> DPDK v20.11, where these "lost" packets should be counted as
> >"rx_out_of_buffer"
> >> and "rx_missed_errors". On v20.08 both of these counters increment,
> >> but
> >on
> >> v20.11 and v21.02 these counters always remain 0.
> >>
> >> Any workarounds for this? This is an important statistic for my use
> case.
> >>
> >> On Fri, Apr 2, 2021 at 5:03 PM Gerry Wan <gerryw@stanford.edu> wrote:
> >>
> >>> I have a simple forwarding experiment using a mlx5 NIC directly
> >>> connected to a generator. I am noticing that at high enough
> >>> throughput, rx_good_packets + rx_phy_discard_packets may not equal
> >rx_phy_packets.
> >>> Where are these packets being dropped?
> >>>
> >>> Below is an example xstats where I receive at almost the limit of
> >>> what
> >my
> >>> application can handle with no loss. It shows rx_phy_discard_packets
> >>> is 0 but the number actually received by the CPU is less than
> >rx_phy_packets.
> >>> rx_out_of_buffer and other errors are also 0.
> >>>
> >>> I have disabled Ethernet flow control via rte_eth_dev_flow_ctrl_set
> >>> with mode = RTE_FC_NONE, if that matters.
> >>>
> >>> {
> >>>      "rx_good_packets": 319992439,
> >>>      "tx_good_packets": 0,
> >>>      "rx_good_bytes": 19199546340,
> >>>      "tx_good_bytes": 0,
> >>>      "rx_missed_errors": 0,
> >>>      "rx_errors": 0,
> >>>      "tx_errors": 0,
> >>>      "rx_mbuf_allocation_errors": 0,
> >>>      "rx_q0_packets": 319992439,
> >>>      "rx_q0_bytes": 19199546340,
> >>>      "rx_q0_errors": 0,
> >>>      "rx_wqe_errors": 0,
> >>>      "rx_unicast_packets": 319999892,
> >>>      "rx_unicast_bytes": 19199993520,
> >>>      "tx_unicast_packets": 0,
> >>>      "tx_unicast_bytes": 0,
> >>>      "rx_multicast_packets": 0,
> >>>      "rx_multicast_bytes": 0,
> >>>      "tx_multicast_packets": 0,
> >>>      "tx_multicast_bytes": 0,
> >>>      "rx_broadcast_packets": 0,
> >>>      "rx_broadcast_bytes": 0,
> >>>      "tx_broadcast_packets": 0,
> >>>      "tx_broadcast_bytes": 0,
> >>>      "tx_phy_packets": 0,
> >>>      "rx_phy_packets": 319999892,
> >>>      "rx_phy_crc_errors": 0,
> >>>      "tx_phy_bytes": 0,
> >>>      "rx_phy_bytes": 20479993088,
> >>>      "rx_phy_in_range_len_errors": 0,
> >>>      "rx_phy_symbol_errors": 0,
> >>>      "rx_phy_discard_packets": 0,
> >>>      "tx_phy_discard_packets": 0,
> >>>      "tx_phy_errors": 0,
> >>>      "rx_out_of_buffer": 0,
> >>>      "tx_pp_missed_interrupt_errors": 0,
> >>>      "tx_pp_rearm_queue_errors": 0,
> >>>      "tx_pp_clock_queue_errors": 0,
> >>>      "tx_pp_timestamp_past_errors": 0,
> >>>      "tx_pp_timestamp_future_errors": 0,
> >>>      "tx_pp_jitter": 0,
> >>>      "tx_pp_wander": 0,
> >>>      "tx_pp_sync_lost": 0,
> >>> }
> >>>
> >>>
>
>

      reply	other threads:[~2021-04-14 19:14 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-04-03  0:03 Gerry Wan
2021-04-11  1:31 ` Gerry Wan
2021-04-13 13:39   ` Tom Barbette
2021-04-14 11:15     ` Asaf Penso
2021-04-14 19:13       ` Gerry Wan [this message]

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