73. CryptoDev API Tests

73.1. Description

This document provides the plan for testing CryptoDev API. CryptoDev API provides the ability to do encryption/decryption by integrating QAT (Intel® QuickAssist Technology) into DPDK.

The testing of CrytpoDev API should be tested under either Intel QuickAssist Technology hardware accelerator or AES-NI library.

AES-NI algorithm table The table below contains AES-NI Algorithms with CryptoDev API. Part of the algorithms are not supported currently.

Algorithm Mode Detail
AES CBC Encrypt/Decrypt;Key size: 128, 256 bits
AES CTR Encrypt/Decrypt;Key size: 128 bits
SHA   SHA-1
HMAC  

Support SHA implementations SHA-1;

Key Size versus Block size support: Key Size must be <= block size;

Mac Len Supported SHA-1 10, 12, 16, 20 bytes;

3DES CBC Encrypt/Decrypt; Key size: 128 bits

QAT algorithm table: The table below contains Cryptographic Algorithm Validation with CryptoDev API. Part of the algorithms are not supported currently.

Algorithm Mode Detail
AES CBC Encrypt/Decrypt;Key size: 128, 256 bits
AES CTR Encrypt/Decrypt;Key size: 128 bits
AES GCM Key Sizes:128, 192 bits;
SHA   SHA-1
HMAC  

Support SHA implementations SHA-1;

Key Size versus Block size support: Key Size must be <= block size;

Mac Len Supported SHA-1 10, 12, 16, 20 bytes;

3DES CBC Encrypt/Decrypt; Key size: 128 bits
NULL   Encrypt/Decrypt; Key size: 0 b

AES-GCM algorithm table The table below contains AES-GCM Algorithms with CryptoDev API. Part of the algorithms are not supported currently.

Algorithm Mode Detail
AES GCM Encrypt/Decrypt;Key size: 128 bits

NULL algorithm table The table below contains NULL Algorithms with CryptoDev API. Part of the algorithms are not supported currently.

Algorithm Mode Detail
NUL   Encrypt/Decrypt;Key size: 0 bits

73.2. Limitations

  • No IPv6 options headers.
  • No chained mbufs.

73.3. Prerequisites

To test CryptoDev API, an example ipsec-secgw is added into DPDK.

The test commands of ipsec-secgw is below:

./build/ipsec-secgw [EAL options] --
    -p PORTMASK -P -u PORTMASK -j FRAMESIZE
    -l -w REPLAY_WINOW_SIZE -e -a
    --config (port,queue,lcore)[,(port,queue,lcore]
    --single-sa SAIDX
    --rxoffload MASK
    --txoffload MASK
    -f CONFIG_FILE_PATH

compile the applications:

make -C ./examples/ipsec-secgw

Configuration File Syntax:

The -f CONFIG_FILE_PATH option enables the application read and parse the configuration file specified, and configures the application with a given set of SP, SA and Routing entries accordingly. The syntax of the configuration file will be explained in DPDK code directory dpdk/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/ipsec_secgw.rst.

73.4. QAT/AES-NI installation

If CryptoDev needs to use QAT to do encryption/decryption, QAT should be installed correctly. The steps how to install QAT is described in DPDK code directory dpdk/doc/guides/cryptodevs/qat.rst.

If CryptoDev needs to use AES-NI to do encryption/decryption, AES-NI library should be install correctly. The steps how to use AES-NI library is described in DPDK code directory dpdk/doc/guides/cryptodevs/aesni_mb.rst.

73.5. Test case: CryptoDev Function test

For function test, the DUT forward UDP packets generated by scapy.

After sending single packet from Scapy, CrytpoDev function encrypt/decrypt the payload in packet by using algorithm setting in command. The ipsec-secgw the packet back to tester.

+———-+ +———-+ | | | | | | ————–> | | | Tester | | DUT | | | | | | | <————-> | | +———-+ +———-+

73.5.1. Sub-case: AES-NI test case

Cryptodev AES-NI algorithm validation matrix is showed in table below.

Method Cipher_algo Cipher_op Cipher_key Auth_algo Auth_op
CIPHER_HASH AES_CBC ENCRYPT 128 SHA1_HMAC GENERATE
CIPHER_HASH AES_CBC ENCRYPT 256 SHA1_HMAC GENERATE
CIPHER_HASH AES_CTR ENCRYPT 128 SHA1_HMAC GENERATE
CIPHER_HASH 3DES_CBC ENCRYPT 128 SHA1_HMAC GENERATE

example:

./examples/ipsec-secgw/build/ipsec-secgw --socket-mem 2048,0 --legacy-mem -w 0000:60:00.0 -w 0000:60:00.2
--vdev crypto_aesni_mb_pmd_1 --vdev=crypto_aesni_mb_pmd_2 -l 9,10,11 -n 6  -- -P  --config "(0,0,10),(1,0,11)"
-u 0x1 -p 0x3 -f /root/dts/local_conf/ipsec_test.cfg

73.5.2. Sub-case: QAT test case

Cryptodev QAT algorithm validation matrix is showed in table below.

Method Cipher_algo Cipher_op Cipher_key Auth_algo Auth_op
CIPHER_HASH AES_CBC ENCRYPT 128 SHA1_HMAC GENERATE
CIPHER_HASH AES_CBC ENCRYPT 256 SHA1_HMAC GENERATE
CIPHER_HASH AES_CTR ENCRYPT 128 SHA1_HMAC GENERATE
CIPHER_HASH 3DES_CBC ENCRYPT 128 SHA1_HMAC GENERATE
CIPHER_HASH NULL ENCRYPT 0 NULL GENERATE
Method Aead_algo Aead_op Aead_key
AEAD AES_GCM ENCRYPT 128

example:

./examples/ipsec-secgw/build/ipsec-secgw --socket-mem 2048,0 --legacy-mem -w 0000:60:00.0 -w 0000:60:00.2
-w 0000:1a:01.0 -l 9,10,11 -n 6  -- -P  --config "(0,0,10),(1,0,11)" -u 0x1 -p 0x3
-f /root/dts/local_conf/ipsec_test.cfg

73.5.3. Sub-case: AES-GCM test case

Cryptodev AES-GCM algorithm validation matrix is showed in table below.

Method Aead_algo Aead_op Aead_key
AEAD AES_GCM ENCRYPT 128

example:

./examples/ipsec-secgw/build/ipsec-secgw --socket-mem 2048,0 --legacy-mem -w 0000:60:00.0 -w 0000:60:00.2
--vdev crypto_aesni_gcm_pmd_1 --vdev=crypto_aesni_gcm_pmd_2 -l 9,10,11 -n 6  -- -P  --config "(0,0,10),(1,0,11)"
-u 0x1 -p 0x3 -f /root/dts/local_conf/ipsec_test.cfg

73.5.4. Sub-case: NULL test case

Cryptodev NULL algorithm validation matrix is showed in table below.

Method Cipher_algo Cipher_op Cipher_key Auth_algo Auth_op
CIPHER_HASH NULL ENCRYPT 0 NULL GENERATE

example:

./examples/ipsec-secgw/build/ipsec-secgw --socket-mem 2048,0 --legacy-mem -w 0000:60:00.0 -w 0000:60:00.2
--vdev crypto_null_pmd_1 --vdev=crypto_null_pmd_2 -l 9,10,11 -n 6  -- -P  --config "(0,0,10),(1,0,11)"
-u 0x1 -p 0x3 -f /root/dts/local_conf/ipsec_test.cfg