140. Userspace Ethtool Tests

This feature is designed to provide one rte_ethtool shim layer based on rte_ethdev API. The Ethtool sample application shows an implementation of an ethtool-like API and provides a console environment that allows its use to query and change Ethernet card parameters. The Ethtool sample is based upon a simple L2 frame reflector.

140.1. Prerequisites

notice: On FVL, test case “test_dump_driver_info” need a physical link disconnect, this case must do manually at this condition.

Assume port 0 and 1 are connected to the traffic generator, to run the test application in linux app environment with 4 lcores, 2 ports:

ethtool -c f -n 4

The sample should be validated on Fortville, Niantic and i350 Nics.

other requirements:

  1. igxbe driver (version >= 4.3.13).
  2. ethtool of linux is the default reference tool.
  3. md5sum is a tool to do dumped bin format file comparison.
  4. insert two nic cards on No.0 socket

140.2. Test Case: Dump driver information test

User “drvinfo” command to dump driver information and then check that dumped information, which are dumped separately by dpdk’s ethtool and linux’s ethtool, were exactly the same:

EthApp> drvinfo
Port 0 driver: net_ixgbe (ver: DPDK 17.02.0-rc0)
bus-info: 0000:84:00.0
firmware-version: 0x61bf0001
Port 1 driver: net_ixgbe (ver: DPDK 17.02.0-rc0)
bus-info: 0000:84:00.1
firmware-version: 0x61bf0001

Use “link” command to dump all ports link status. Notice:: On FVL, link detect need a physical link disconnect:

EthApp> link
Port 0: Up
Port 1: Up

Change tester port link status to down and re-check link status:

EthApp> link
Port 0: Down
Port 1: Down

Send a few packets to l2fwd and check that command “portstats” dumps correct port statistics:

EthApp> portstats 0
Port 0 stats
   In: 1 (64 bytes)
  Out: 1 (64 bytes)

140.3. Test Case: Retrieve eeprom test

Unbind ports from igb_uio and bind them to default driver. Dump eeprom binary by linux’s ethtool and dpdk’s ethtool separately:

ethtool --eeprom-dump INTF_0 raw on > ethtool_eeprom_0.bin
ethtool --eeprom-dump INTF_1 raw on > ethtool_eeprom_1.bin

Retrieve eeprom on specified port using dpdk’s ethtool and compare csum with the file dumped by ethtool:

EthApp> eeprom 0 eeprom_0.bin
EthApp> eeprom 1 eeprom_1.bin

md5sum ethtool_eeprom_0.bin
md5sum eeprom_0.bin

compare md5sum value of the two bin files.

140.4. Test Case: Retrieve register test

Retrieve register on specified port:

EthApp> regs 0 reg_0.bin
EthApp> regs 1 reg_1.bin

Unbind ports from igb_uio and bind them to default driver:

dpdk/tools/dpdk_nic_bind.py --bind=ixgbe x:xx.x

Check that dumped register information is correct:

ethtool -d INTF_0 raw off file reg_0.bin
ethtool -d INTF_1 raw off file reg_0.bin

140.5. Test Case: Ring param test

Dump port 0 ring size by ringparam command and check numbers are correct:

EthApp> ringparam  0
Port 0 ring parameters
  Rx Pending: 128 (256 max)
  Tx Pending: 4096 (4096 max)

Change port 0 ring size by ringparam command and then verify Rx/Tx function:

EthApp> ringparam  0 256 2048

Recheck ring size by ringparam command:

EthApp> ringparam  0
Port 0 ring parameters
  Rx Pending: 256 (256 max)
  Tx Pending: 2048 (4096 max)

send packet by scapy on Tester:

check tx/rx packets
EthApp>  portstats 0

140.6. Test Case: Vlan test

enable vlan filter flag in main.c of dpdk’s ethtool:

sed -i -e '/cfg_port.txmode.mq_mode = ETH_MQ_TX_NONE;$/a\\cfg_port.rxmode.offloads|=DEV_RX_OFFLOAD_VLAN_FILTER;' examples/ethtool/ethtool-app/main.c

re-compile examples/ethtool:

make -C examples/ethtool

Add vlan 0 to port 0 and vlan 1 to port1, send packet without vlan to port0,1 Verify port0 and port1 received vlan packets:

EthApp> vlan 0 add 0
VLAN vid 0 added

EthApp> vlan 1 add 1
VLAN vid 1 added

Send packet with vlan0,1 to port0&1. Verify port0 and port1 received vlan packets

Send packet with vlan1,0 to port0&1. Verify port0 and port1 can not receive vlan packets

Remove vlan 0,1 from port0&1, send packet with vlan0,1 to port0,1. Verify port0 and port1 can not receive vlan packet:

EthApp> vlan 0 del 0
VLAN vid 0 removed
EthApp> vlan 1 del 1
VLAN vid 1 removed

140.7. Test Case: Mac address test

Use “macaddr” command to dump port mac address and then check that dumped information is exactly the same as ifconfig do.

set a new mac address by dpdk’s ethtool, send and sniff packet and check packet forwarded status:

EthApp> macaddr 0
Port 0 MAC Address: XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX
EthApp> macaddr 1
Port 1 MAC Address: YY:YY:YY:YY:YY:YY

Check multicast macaddress will not be validated.:

EthApp> validate 01:00:00:00:00:00
Address is not unicast

Check all zero macaddress will not be validated:

EthApp> validate 00:00:00:00:00:00
Address is not unicast

Use “macaddr” command to change port mac address and then check mac changed:

EthApp> validate 00:10:00:00:00:00
Address is unicast

EthApp> macaddr 0 00:10:00:00:00:00
MAC address changed
EthApp> macaddr 0
Port 0 MAC Address: 00:10:00:00:00:00

Verified mac address in forwarded packets has been changed.

140.8. Test Case: Port config test

Use “stop” command to stop port0. Send packets to port0 and verify no packet received:

EthApp> stop 0

Use “open” command to re-enable port0. Send packets to port0 and verify packets received and forwarded:

EthApp> open 0

140.9. Test case: Mtu config test

Use “mtu” command to change port 0 mtu from default 1519 to 9000 on Tester’s port.

Send packet size over 1519 and check that packet will be detected as error:

EthApp> mtu 0 1519
Port 0 stats
   In: 0 (0 bytes)
  Out: 0 (0 bytes)
  Err: 1

Change mtu to default value and send packet size over 1519 and check that packet will normally be received.

140.10. Test Case: Pause tx/rx test(performance test)

Enable port 0 Rx pause frame and then create two packets flows on IXIA port. One flow is 100000 normally packet and the second flow is pause frame. Check that dut’s port 0 Rx speed dropped status. For example, niantic will drop from 14.8Mpps to 7.49Mpps:

EthApp> pause 0 rx

Use “pause” command to print dut’s port pause status, check that dut’s port 0 rx has been paused:

EthApp> pause 0
Port 0: Rx Paused

Release pause status of port 0 rx and then restart port 0, check that packets Rx speed is normal:

EthApp> pause 0 none
EthApp>

Pause port 0 TX pause frame:

EthApp> pause 0 tx

Use “pause” command to print port pause status, check that port 0 tx has been paused:

EthApp> pause 0
Port 0: Tx Paused

Enable flow control in IXIA port and send packets from IXIA with line rate. Record line rate before send packet. Check that IXIA receive flow control packets and IXIA transmit speed dropped. IXIA Rx packets more then Tx packets to check that received pause frame.Compare the line rates in the time before and after the Pause packets are injected

Unpause port 0 tx and restart port 0. Then send packets to port0, check that packets forwarded normally from port 0:

EthApp> pause 0 none
EthApp> stop 0
EthApp> open 0