Does it work with testpmd, built as part of DPDK?
When you build the l3fwd-acl example do you use the DPDK build system?

From: Victor Huertas [mailto:vhuer...@gmail.com]
Sent: Friday, February 9, 2018 11:54 AM
To: Richardson, Bruce <bruce.richard...@intel.com>
Cc: users@dpdk.org
Subject: Re: [dpdk-dev] Nehalem Intel Xeon X5506 architecture and PCIe NIC 
association to Numa node

Bruce,
With igb_uio it happens the same:

Network devices using DPDK-compatible driver
============================================
0000:04:00.0 '82576 Gigabit Network Connection 10c9' drv=igb_uio unused=vfio-pci
0000:04:00.1 '82576 Gigabit Network Connection 10c9' drv=igb_uio unused=vfio-pci

Network devices using kernel driver
===================================
0000:02:00.0 '82572EI Gigabit Ethernet Controller (Copper) 107d' if=eth1 
drv=e1000e unused=igb_uio,vfio-pci *Active*
Even I have linked the rte libs with the flag --whole-archive flag (I found 
somewhere in google that this solved a similar problem) but with no result.
All the output I get when I run the app (it is the l3fwd-acl example) is what 
you see below:

cuda1@cuda1:~/git/dpdk-stable> sudo 
/home/cuda1/eclipse-workspace/DPDK_Test/Debug/DPDK_Test -c 0x0f -n 2 -- -p 0x3
EAL: Detected 8 lcore(s)
EAL: Probing VFIO support...
EAL: VFIO support initialized
port 0 is not present on the board
EAL: Error - exiting with code: 1
  Cause: check_port_config failed

2018-02-09 12:27 GMT+01:00 Bruce Richardson 
<bruce.richard...@intel.com<mailto:bruce.richard...@intel.com>>:
Moving to users list, since that is more relevant than dev.

On Thu, Feb 08, 2018 at 07:36:30PM +0100, Victor Huertas wrote:
> Bruce,
>
>
> My requirements are not that much (500 Mbps and 1 Gbps desirable).
>
>
> Thanks for your references links I will have a look at them.
>
>
> Regarding the NIC detection in the DPDK app by the DPDK EAL initialization
> after successfully having loaded the vfio-pci, it happens something strange.
>
> The nb_ports = rte_eth_dev_count(); is always returning 0.
>
>
> Therefore it shows an error telling that "port 0 is not present on the
> board".
>
>
> The EAL seems to detect the VFIOs as the only two logs that shows when
> initializing regarding VFIO are:
>
>
> EAL: Probing VFIO support...
>
> EAL: VFIO support initialized
>
>
> And nothing else... shouldn't the EAL detect the two NICs I associated to
> the VFIO? very strange...
>
>

Yes, it should. Can you please send full output on startup.
Also, can you try using igb_uio module instead of vfio and see if that
works for you.

Regards,
/Bruce

> Regards,
>
>
> PD: I have changed the email address account in order to avoid sending
> these disturbing disclaimers. Sorry.
>
>
> -----Mensaje original-----
> De: Bruce Richardson 
> [mailto:bruce.richard...@intel.com<mailto:bruce.richard...@intel.com>]
> Enviado el: jueves, 08 de febrero de 2018 17:42
> Para: Huertas García, Víctor
> CC: d...@dpdk.org<mailto:d...@dpdk.org>
> Asunto: Re: [dpdk-dev] Nehalem Intel Xeon X5506 architecture and PCIe NIC
> association to Numa node
>
>
>
> On Thu, Feb 08, 2018 at 04:27:36PM +0000, Huertas García, Víctor wrote:
>
> >
>
> > Hi all,
>
> >
>
> > After having tried many ways to make the PCIe NIC card appear associated
> to a numa node, I haven't been able to do it.
>
> > That is, every time I try to look at which numa node belongs it always
> returns -1.
>
> >
>
> > $ cat /sys/bus/pci/devices/0000\:04\:00.1/numa_node
>
> > -1
>
> >
>
> > $ cat /sys/bus/pci/devices/0000\:04\:00.0/numa_node
>
> > -1
>
> >
>
> > Using lstopo, I confirm that all PCI cards are "outside" of  any Numa
> node.
>
> >
>
> > I have read in previous posted messages in dpdk-dev community that this
> is normal in Nehalem generation Xeon architecture and there is nothing I
> can do about it. Can somebody confirm this?
>
>
>
> For that generation architecture, it is indeed expected. The NICs are not
> directly connected to any NUMA node.
>
>
>
> > If so, what implications could this have on packet capture and
> performance?
>
>
>
> Unsurprisingly, it's the case that newer platforms will perform better, as
> you are missing out on performance benefits from improved cores and also
> features like Intel® DDIO [1].
>
> However, what I/O throughput are you hoping to get from your system?
>
> Depending on your requirements, what you have may be enough. Some people
> use DPDK on lower-end platforms because that is all that they need. You may
> also find the chart on slide 6 of [2] of use to see how the max throughput
> of a platform has improved over time (and has improved further since that
> chart was published).
>
>
>
> >
>
> > Are the NICs available in my DPDK applications? Do I have to specifically
> "add" them by "-w 04:00.1 - w 04:00.0"?
>
>
>
> Yes, your NICs will still be available, even without NUMA affinity, and no,
> you should not need to explicitly whitelist them - though you can if you
> want. So long as they are bound to a uio or vfio driver (e.g.
>
> igb_uio or vfio-pci), they should be detected by DPDK EAL init and made
> available to your app.
>
>
>
> > Is RSS supported and usable from the DPDK application?
>
>
>
> Yes, at least for Intel NICs, and probably most other DPDK-supported NICs
> too.
>
>
>
> >
>
> > Thanks a lot for your attention
>
> >
>
> > Victor
>
> >
>
>
>
> /Bruce
>
>
>
> [1] https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/io/data-direct-i-o-t
> echnology.html
>
> [2] https://dpdksummit.com/Archive/pdf/2016Germany/DPDK-2016-
> DPDK_FD_IO_Introduction.pdf
>
>
>
> PS: This is a public list, so email disclaimers are rather pointless.
>
> It's best if they can be removed from mails sent here.
>
>
>
>
> --
> Victor



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Victor

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