On Tue, May 10, 2016 at 05:00:02PM +0100, Miguel C wrote:
> See this PR from 2014 -->
> (there another earlier about the same error message on 9.X and that was
> fixed on 10-CURRENT at the time, but was "broke" later)
> The issue happen with any NetBSD version from 5.x to 7.x with any xen
> version but it only stared in FreeBSD 10-Current, so I was always inclined
> to this being a regression in 10 not a NetBSD backend issue. Also I did
> post in netbsd mailling list and the reply was something in the lines of
> "was working fine, nothing changed at our side, so its probably FreeBSD
> Also as I posted in that PR I experienced a similar issue with Windows
> GPLPV drivers and the dev fixed it, the issue was that certain features
> were not supported and the frontend just assume they were cause that's how
> it works on linux, and I'm no expert so I can go into much detail, but it
> was related to checksum, tso and I think gso.
> I tried to bisect the git commits, but there was simply to much changes,
> what I did find was that this never worked on 10.x +++ only 9, anyway
> everything was reported there and eventually I got no replies back so I
> gave up on NetBSD+FreeBSD-10.
> Unfortunately this needs someone with proper skills on either side
> (netbsd/freeBSD) to be fixed, the perfect solution would be to add NetBSD
> backend support for this things (just not sure if its worth the time for
> the possible performance gain!? - also that's a question for the NetBSD
> folks ofc)
I think I have found what's causing the issue, but I don't have a NetBSD
Dom0 in order to test the fix, could some of you please test the following
patch and report back:
It should apply cleanly against FreeBSD HEAD.
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