117. Shutdown API Queue Tests

This tests for Shutdown API feature can be run on linux userspace. It will check if NIC port can be stopped and restarted without exiting the application process. Furthermore, it will check if it can reconfigure new configurations for a port after the port is stopped, and if it is able to restart with those new configurations. It is based on testpmd application.

The test is performed by running the testpmd application and using a traffic generator. Port/queue configurations can be set interactively, and still be set at the command line when launching the application in order to be compatible with previous test framework.

117.1. Prerequisites

Assume port A and B are connected to the remote ports, e.g. packet generator. To run the testpmd application in linuxapp environment with 4 lcores, 4 channels with other default parameters in interactive mode:

$ ./testpmd -c 0xf -n 4 -- -i

117.2. Test Case: queue start/stop

This case support PF (fortville), VF (fortville,niantic)

  1. Update testpmd source code. Add the following C code in ./app/test-pmd/fwdmac.c:

    printf("ports %u queue %u received %u packages\n", fs->rx_port, fs->rx_queue, nb_rx);
    
  2. Compile testpmd again, then run testpmd.

  3. Run “set fwd mac” to set fwd type

  4. Run “start” to start fwd package

  5. Start packet generator to transmit and receive packets

  6. Run “port 0 rxq 0 stop” to stop rxq 0 in port 0

  7. Start packet generator to transmit and not receive packets

  8. Run “port 0 rxq 0 start” to start rxq 0 in port 0

  9. Run “port 1 txq 1 stop” to start txq 0 in port 1

  10. Start packet generator to transmit and not receive packets but in testpmd it is a “ports 0 queue 0 received 1 packages” print

  11. Run “port 1 txq 1 start” to start txq 0 in port 1

  12. Start packet generator to transmit and receive packets

  13. Test it again with VF