66. IAVF Flexible Package and driver error handle check

66.1. Description

  1. The feature is to check the CVL 100G and 25G NIC, when the using old version driver and latest DDP package, will cause to the RSS rule create fail, because the old version driver vers does not support RSS feature in iavf.
  2. The feature is to check the CVL 100G and 25G NIC, when the using old version ddp package or invalide ddp package and latest version driver, wll cause to the VF start fail, because the old version package or invalid package does not support VF create for the IAVF

66.2. Prerequisites

  1. Hardware: columbiaville_25g/columbiaville_100g

  2. Software: dpdk: http://dpdk.org/git/dpdk

    Copy correct ice.pkg into /usr/lib/firmware/intel/ice/ddp/, Prepare driver with latest version Prepare driver with a old special version ice-0.10.0_rc17

  3. Copy specific ice package to /lib/firmware/updates/intel/ice/ddp/ice.pkg, then load driver:

    rmmod ice
    insmod ice.ko
    
  4. Compile DPDK:

    make -j install T=x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
    

66.3. Test Case 1: Check old driver and latest commes pkg compatibility

  1. change to Old driver and latst comms pkgs of version Driver version : ice-0.10.0_rc17 DDP pkg version: ice_comms-1.3.16.0

  2. Generate 1 VFs on PF0 and set mac address for each VF::

    modprobe vfio-pci echo 1 > /sys/bus/pci/devices/0000:b1:00.0/sriov_numvfs ip link set enp177s0f0 vf 0 mac 00:11:22:33:44:55

  3. Bind the pci device id of DUT in VFs::

    ./usertools/dpdk-devbind.py -b vfio-pci 0000:b1:01.0

  4. Launch the testpmd

    ./x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc/app/testpmd -l 6-9 -n 4 -w b1:01.0 –file-prefix=vf – -i –rxq=16 –txq=16 –nb-cores=2

  5. Create a rss rule

    testpmd> flow create 0 ingress pattern eth / ipv4 / end actions rss types l3-dst-only end key_len 0 queues end / end

Expected output in ctreat result::
The rule create should fail and with cause with below iavf_flow_create(): Failed to create flow port_flow_complain(): Caught PMD error type 2 (flow rule (handle)): Failed to create parser engine.: Invalid argument

Note. the rule should create fail, because the rule should does not support in old driver version.

66.4. Test Case 2: Check latst driver and invalid commes pkg compatibility

  1. change to Latest driver and old pkgs of version Driver version : latst version DDP pkg version: ice-1.2.0.1.pkg or touch to pkg file is invalid
  2. Generate 1 VFs on PF0 and set mac address for each VF:: modprobe vfio-pci echo 1 > /sys/bus/pci/devices/0000:b1:00.0/sriov_numvfs
Expected output in VF start result::
echo 1 > /sys/bus/pci/devices/0000:b1:00.0/sriov_numvfs -bash: echo: write error: Operation not supported

Note. the error log is expected, because the vf does not support invalid commes pkg.