[ovs-dev] [PATCH 1/1] netdev-dpdk: Don't use PMD driver if not configured successfully

Stokes, Ian ian.stokes at intel.com
Thu Apr 26 18:44:52 UTC 2018


> When initialization of the DPDK PMD driver fails (dpdk_eth_dev_init()),
> the reconfigure_datapath() function will remove the port from dp_netdev,
> and the port is not used.
> 
> Now when bridge_reconfigure() is called again, no changes to the previous
> failing netdev configuration are detected and therefore the ports gets
> added to dp_netdev and used uninitialized. This is causing exceptions...
> 
> The fix has two parts to it. First in netdev-dpdk.c we remember if the
> DPDK port was started or not, and when calling
> netdev_dpdk_reconfigure() we also try re-initialization if the port was
> not already active. The second part of the change is in dpif-netdev.c
> where it makes sure netdev_reconfigure() is called if the port needs
> reconfiguration, as netdev_is_reconf_required() is only true until
> netdev_reconfigure() is called (even if it fails).
> 

Good catch Eelco!

I've had sightings of this bug once or twice when investigating failures at the queue setup stage around setting mtu and configuration. 

I suspect it resolves the same issue.

I'll have time to test and review tomorrow.

Thanks
Ian

> Signed-off-by: Eelco Chaudron <echaudro at redhat.com>
> ---
>  lib/dpif-netdev.c | 7 ++++---
>  lib/netdev-dpdk.c | 8 +++++++-
>  2 files changed, 11 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/lib/dpif-netdev.c b/lib/dpif-netdev.c index
> be31fd092..9b0916f4f 100644
> --- a/lib/dpif-netdev.c
> +++ b/lib/dpif-netdev.c
> @@ -3327,8 +3327,6 @@ port_reconfigure(struct dp_netdev_port *port)
>      struct netdev *netdev = port->netdev;
>      int i, err;
> 
> -    port->need_reconfigure = false;
> -
>      /* Closes the existing 'rxq's. */
>      for (i = 0; i < port->n_rxq; i++) {
>          netdev_rxq_close(port->rxqs[i].rx);
> @@ -3338,7 +3336,7 @@ port_reconfigure(struct dp_netdev_port *port)
>      port->n_rxq = 0;
> 
>      /* Allows 'netdev' to apply the pending configuration changes. */
> -    if (netdev_is_reconf_required(netdev)) {
> +    if (netdev_is_reconf_required(netdev) || port->need_reconfigure) {
>          err = netdev_reconfigure(netdev);
>          if (err && (err != EOPNOTSUPP)) {
>              VLOG_ERR("Failed to set interface %s new configuration", @@ -
> 3371,6 +3369,9 @@ port_reconfigure(struct dp_netdev_port *port)
>      /* Parse affinity list to apply configuration for new queues. */
>      dpif_netdev_port_set_rxq_affinity(port, port->rxq_affinity_list);
> 
> +    /* If reconfiguration was successful mark it as such, so we can use
> it */
> +    port->need_reconfigure = false;
> +
>      return 0;
>  }
> 
> diff --git a/lib/netdev-dpdk.c b/lib/netdev-dpdk.c index
> b14140571..2a9128d68 100644
> --- a/lib/netdev-dpdk.c
> +++ b/lib/netdev-dpdk.c
> @@ -356,6 +356,8 @@ struct netdev_dpdk {
> 
>          /* If true, device was attached by rte_eth_dev_attach(). */
>          bool attached;
> +        /* If true, rte_eth_dev_start() was successfully called */
> +        bool started;
>          struct eth_addr hwaddr;
>          int mtu;
>          int socket_id;
> @@ -816,6 +818,7 @@ dpdk_eth_dev_init(struct netdev_dpdk *dev)
>                   rte_strerror(-diag));
>          return -diag;
>      }
> +    dev->started = true;
> 
>      rte_eth_promiscuous_enable(dev->port_id);
>      rte_eth_allmulticast_enable(dev->port_id);
> @@ -1098,6 +1101,7 @@ netdev_dpdk_destruct(struct netdev *netdev)
>      ovs_mutex_lock(&dpdk_mutex);
> 
>      rte_eth_dev_stop(dev->port_id);
> +    dev->started = false;
> 
>      if (dev->attached) {
>          rte_eth_dev_close(dev->port_id); @@ -3555,13 +3559,15 @@
> netdev_dpdk_reconfigure(struct netdev *netdev)
>          && dev->mtu == dev->requested_mtu
>          && dev->rxq_size == dev->requested_rxq_size
>          && dev->txq_size == dev->requested_txq_size
> -        && dev->socket_id == dev->requested_socket_id) {
> +        && dev->socket_id == dev->requested_socket_id &&
> +        dev->started) {
>          /* Reconfiguration is unnecessary */
> 
>          goto out;
>      }
> 
>      rte_eth_dev_stop(dev->port_id);
> +    dev->started = false;
> 
>      err = netdev_dpdk_mempool_configure(dev);
>      if (err && err != EEXIST) {
> --
> 2.14.3
> 
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