188. Virtio-1.0 Support Tests

Virtio 1.0 is a new version of virtio. And the virtio 1.0 spec link is at http://docs.oasis-open.org/virtio/virtio/v1.0/virtio-v1.0.pdf.

The major difference is at PCI layout. For testing virtio 1.0 pmd, we need test the basic RX/TX, different path(tx-offloads), mergeable on/off, and also test with virtio0.95 to ensure they can co-exist. Besides, we need test virtio 1.0’s performance to ensure it has similar performance as virtio0.95.

188.1. Test Case 1: test_func_vhost_user_virtio1.0-pmd with different tx-offloads

Note: For virtio1.0 usage, we need use qemu version >2.4, such as 2.4.1 or 2.5.0.

  1. Launch the Vhost sample by below commands, socket-mem is set for the vhost sample to use, need ensure that the PCI port located socket has the memory. In our case, the PCI BDF is 81:00.0, so we need assign memory for socket1.:

    taskset -c 18-20 ./examples/vhost/build/vhost-switch -c 0x1c0000 -n 4 --huge-dir /mnt/huge --socket-mem 0,2048 -- -p 1 --mergeable 0 --zero-copy 0 --vm2vm 0
    
  2. Start VM with 1 virtio, note: we need add “disable-modern=false” to enable virtio 1.0:

    taskset -c 22-23 \
    /root/qemu-versions/qemu-2.5.0/x86_64-softmmu/qemu-system-x86_64 -name us-vhost-vm1 \
     -cpu host -enable-kvm -m 2048 -object memory-backend-file,id=mem,size=2048M,mem-path=/mnt/huge,share=on -numa node,memdev=mem -mem-prealloc \
     -smp cores=2,sockets=1 -drive file=/home/img/vm1.img  \
     -chardev socket,id=char0,path=/home/qxu10/virtio-1.0/dpdk/vhost-net -netdev type=vhost-user,id=mynet1,chardev=char0,vhostforce \
     -device virtio-net-pci,mac=52:54:00:00:00:01,netdev=mynet1,disable-modern=false \
     -netdev tap,id=ipvm1,ifname=tap3,script=/etc/qemu-ifup -device rtl8139,netdev=ipvm1,id=net0,mac=00:00:00:00:10:01 -nographic
    
  3. In the VM, run dpdk testpmd:

    ./<dpdk_folder>/tools/dpdk_nic_bind.py –bind igb_uio 00:03.0

    ./<dpdk_folder>/x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc/app/test-pmd/testpmd -c 0x3 -n 4 – -i –tx-offloads=0x8000 –disable-hw-vlan

    $ >set fwd mac

    $ >start tx_first

    We expect similar output as below, and see modern virtio pci detected.

    PMD: virtio_read_caps(): [98] skipping non VNDR cap id: 11 PMD: virtio_read_caps(): [84] cfg type: 5, bar: 0, offset: 0000, len: 0 PMD: virtio_read_caps(): [70] cfg type: 2, bar: 4, offset: 3000, len: 4194304 PMD: virtio_read_caps(): [60] cfg type: 4, bar: 4, offset: 2000, len: 4096 PMD: virtio_read_caps(): [50] cfg type: 3, bar: 4, offset: 1000, len: 4096 PMD: virtio_read_caps(): [40] cfg type: 1, bar: 4, offset: 0000, len: 4096 PMD: virtio_read_caps(): found modern virtio pci device. PMD: virtio_read_caps(): common cfg mapped at: 0x7f2c61a83000 PMD: virtio_read_caps(): device cfg mapped at: 0x7f2c61a85000 PMD: virtio_read_caps(): isr cfg mapped at: 0x7f2c61a84000 PMD: virtio_read_caps(): notify base: 0x7f2c61a86000, notify off multiplier: 4096 PMD: vtpci_init(): modern virtio pci detected.

  4. Send traffic to virtio1(MAC1=52:54:00:00:00:01) with VLAN ID=1000. Check if virtio packet can be RX/TX and also check the TX packet size is same as the RX packet size.

  5. Also run the dpdk testpmd in VM with tx-offloads=0 for the virtio pmd optimization usage:

    ./<dpdk_folder>/tools/dpdk_nic_bind.py --bind igb_uio 00:03.0
    
    ./<dpdk_folder>/x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc/app/test-pmd/testpmd -c 0x3 -n 4 -- -i --tx-offloads=0 --disable-hw-vlan
    
    $ >set fwd mac
    
    $ >start tx_first
    
  6. Send traffic to virtio1(MAC1=52:54:00:00:00:01) and VLAN ID=1000. Check if virtio packet can be RX/TX and also check the TX packet size is same as the RX packet size. Check the packet content is correct.

188.2. Test Case 2: test_func_vhost_user_virtio1.0-pmd for packet sequence check

Note: For virtio1.0 usage, we need use qemu version >2.4, such as 2.4.1 or 2.5.0.

  1. Launch the Vhost sample by below commands, socket-mem is set for the vhost sample to use, need ensure that the PCI port located socket has the memory. In our case, the PCI BDF is 81:00.0, so we need assign memory for socket1.:

    taskset -c 18-20 ./examples/vhost/build/vhost-switch -c 0x1c0000 -n 4 --huge-dir /mnt/huge --socket-mem 0,2048 -- -p 1 --mergeable 0 --zero-copy 0 --vm2vm 0
    
  2. Start VM with 1 virtio, note: we need add “disable-modern=false” to enable virtio 1.0:

    taskset -c 22-23 \
    /root/qemu-versions/qemu-2.5.0/x86_64-softmmu/qemu-system-x86_64 -name us-vhost-vm1 \
     -cpu host -enable-kvm -m 2048 -object memory-backend-file,id=mem,size=2048M,mem-path=/mnt/huge,share=on -numa node,memdev=mem -mem-prealloc \
     -smp cores=2,sockets=1 -drive file=/home/img/vm1.img  \
     -chardev socket,id=char0,path=/home/qxu10/virtio-1.0/dpdk/vhost-net -netdev type=vhost-user,id=mynet1,chardev=char0,vhostforce \
     -device virtio-net-pci,mac=52:54:00:00:00:01,netdev=mynet1,disable-modern=false \
     -netdev tap,id=ipvm1,ifname=tap3,script=/etc/qemu-ifup -device rtl8139,netdev=ipvm1,id=net0,mac=00:00:00:00:10:01 -nographic
    
  3. In the VM, run dpdk testpmd:

    ./<dpdk_folder>/tools/dpdk_nic_bind.py –bind igb_uio 00:03.0

    ./<dpdk_folder>/x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc/app/test-pmd/testpmd -c 0x3 -n 4 – -i –tx-offloads=0x8000 –disable-hw-vlan

    $ >set fwd mac

    $ >start tx_first

    We expect similar output as below, and see modern virtio pci detected.

    PMD: virtio_read_caps(): [98] skipping non VNDR cap id: 11 PMD: virtio_read_caps(): [84] cfg type: 5, bar: 0, offset: 0000, len: 0 PMD: virtio_read_caps(): [70] cfg type: 2, bar: 4, offset: 3000, len: 4194304 PMD: virtio_read_caps(): [60] cfg type: 4, bar: 4, offset: 2000, len: 4096 PMD: virtio_read_caps(): [50] cfg type: 3, bar: 4, offset: 1000, len: 4096 PMD: virtio_read_caps(): [40] cfg type: 1, bar: 4, offset: 0000, len: 4096 PMD: virtio_read_caps(): found modern virtio pci device. PMD: virtio_read_caps(): common cfg mapped at: 0x7f2c61a83000 PMD: virtio_read_caps(): device cfg mapped at: 0x7f2c61a85000 PMD: virtio_read_caps(): isr cfg mapped at: 0x7f2c61a84000 PMD: virtio_read_caps(): notify base: 0x7f2c61a86000, notify off multiplier: 409 6 PMD: vtpci_init(): modern virtio pci detected.

  4. Send 100 packets at rate 25% at small packet(e.g: 70B) to the virtio with VLAN=1000, and insert the sequence number at byte offset 44 bytes. Make the sequence number starting from 00 00 00 00 and the step 1, first ensure no packet loss at IXIA, then check if the received packets have the same order as sending side.If out of order, then it’s an issue.

188.3. Test Case 3: test_func_vhost_user_virtio1.0-pmd with mergeable enabled

  1. Launch the Vhost sample by below commands, socket-mem is set for the vhost sample to use, need ensure that the PCI port located socket has the memory. In our case, the PCI BDF is 81:00.0, so we need assign memory for socket1.:

    taskset -c 18-20 ./examples/vhost/build/vhost-switch -c 0x1c0000 -n 4 --huge-dir /mnt/huge --socket-mem 0,2048 -- -p 1 --mergeable 1 --zero-copy 0 --vm2vm 0
    
  2. Start VM with 1 virtio, note: we need add “disable-modern=false” to enable virtio 1.0:

    taskset -c 22-23 \
    /root/qemu-versions/qemu-2.5.0/x86_64-softmmu/qemu-system-x86_64 -name us-vhost-vm1 \
     -cpu host -enable-kvm -m 2048 -object memory-backend-file,id=mem,size=2048M,mem-path=/mnt/huge,share=on -numa node,memdev=mem -mem-prealloc \
     -smp cores=2,sockets=1 -drive file=/home/img/vm1.img  \
     -chardev socket,id=char0,path=/home/qxu10/virtio-1.0/dpdk/vhost-net -netdev type=vhost-user,id=mynet1,chardev=char0,vhostforce \
     -device virtio-net-pci,mac=52:54:00:00:00:01,netdev=mynet1,disable-modern=false \
     -netdev tap,id=ipvm1,ifname=tap3,script=/etc/qemu-ifup -device rtl8139,netdev=ipvm1,id=net0,mac=00:00:00:00:10:01 -nographic
    
  3. Run dpdk testpmd in VM:

    ./<dpdk_folder>/tools/dpdk_nic_bind.py --bind igb_uio 00:03.0
    
    ./<dpdk_folder>/x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc/app/test-pmd/testpmd -c 0x3 -n 4 -- -i --tx-offloads=0x8000 --disable-hw-vlan --max-pkt-len=9000
    
    $ >set fwd mac
    
    $ >start tx_first
    
  4. Send traffic to virtio1(MAC1=52:54:00:00:00:01) with VLAN ID=1000. Check if virtio packet can be RX/TX and also check the TX packet size is same as the RX packet size. Check packet size(64-1518) as well as the jumbo frame(3000,9000) can be RX/TX.

188.4. Test Case 4: test_func_vhost_user_one-vm-virtio1.0-one-vm-virtio0.95

  1. Launch the Vhost sample by below commands, socket-mem is set for the vhost sample to use, need ensure that the PCI port located socket has the memory. In our case, the PCI BDF is 81:00.0, so we need assign memory for socket1.:

    taskset -c 18-20 ./examples/vhost/build/vhost-switch -c 0x1c0000 -n 4 --huge-dir /mnt/huge --socket-mem 0,2048 -- -p 1 --mergeable 0 --zero-copy 0 --vm2vm 1
    
  2. Start VM1 with 1 virtio, note: we need add “disable-modern=false” to enable virtio 1.0:

    taskset -c 22-23 \
    /root/qemu-versions/qemu-2.5.0/x86_64-softmmu/qemu-system-x86_64 -name us-vhost-vm1 \
     -cpu host -enable-kvm -m 2048 -object memory-backend-file,id=mem,size=2048M,mem-path=/mnt/huge,share=on -numa node,memdev=mem -mem-prealloc \
     -smp cores=2,sockets=1 -drive file=/home/img/vm1.img  \
     -chardev socket,id=char0,path=/home/qxu10/virtio-1.0/dpdk/vhost-net -netdev type=vhost-user,id=mynet1,chardev=char0,vhostforce \
     -device virtio-net-pci,mac=52:54:00:00:00:01,netdev=mynet1,disable-modern=false \
     -netdev tap,id=ipvm1,ifname=tap3,script=/etc/qemu-ifup -device rtl8139,netdev=ipvm1,id=net0,mac=00:00:00:00:10:01 -nographic
    
  3. Start VM2 with 1 virtio, note:

    taskset -c 24-25 \
    /root/qemu-versions/qemu-2.5.0/x86_64-softmmu/qemu-system-x86_64 -name us-vhost-vm1 \
     -cpu host -enable-kvm -m 2048 -object memory-backend-file,id=mem,size=2048M,mem-path=/mnt/huge,share=on -numa node,memdev=mem -mem-prealloc \
     -smp cores=2,sockets=1 -drive file=/home/img/vm2.img  \
     -chardev socket,id=char0,path=/home/qxu10/virtio-1.0/dpdk/vhost-net -netdev type=vhost-user,id=mynet2,chardev=char0,vhostforce \
     -device virtio-net-pci,mac=52:54:00:00:00:02,netdev=mynet2,disable-modern=true \
     -netdev tap,id=ipvm2,ifname=tap4,script=/etc/qemu-ifup -device rtl8139,netdev=ipvm2,id=net1,mac=00:00:00:00:10:02 -nographic
    
  1. Run dpdk testpmd in VM1 and VM2:

    VM1:
    
    ./<dpdk_folder>/tools/dpdk_nic_bind.py --bind igb_uio 00:03.0
    
    ./<dpdk_folder>/x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc/app/test-pmd/testpmd -c 0x3 -n 4 -- -i --tx-offloads=0x8000 --disable-hw-vlan --eth-peer=0,52:54:00:00:00:02
    
    $ >set fwd mac
    
    $ >start tx_first
    
    VM2:
    
    ./<dpdk_folder>/tools/dpdk_nic_bind.py --bind igb_uio 00:03.0
    
    ./<dpdk_folder>/x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc/app/test-pmd/testpmd -c 0x3 -n 4 -- -i --tx-offloads=0x8000 --disable-hw-vlan
    
    $ >set fwd mac
    
    $ >start tx_first
    
  2. Send 100 packets at low rate to virtio1, and the expected flow is ixia–>NIC–>VHOST–>Virtio1–>Virtio2–>Vhost–>NIC->ixia port. Check the packet back at ixia port is content correct, no size change and payload change.

188.5. Test Case 5: test_perf_vhost_user_one-vm-virtio1.0-pmd

Note: For virtio1.0 usage, we need use qemu version >2.4, such as 2.4.1 or 2.5.0.

  1. Launch the Vhost sample by below commands, socket-mem is set for the vhost sample to use, need ensure that the PCI port located socket has the memory. In our case, the PCI BDF is 81:00.0, so we need assign memory for socket1.:

    taskset -c 18-20 ./examples/vhost/build/vhost-switch -c 0x1c0000 -n 4 --huge-dir /mnt/huge --socket-mem 0,2048 -- -p 1 --mergeable 0 --zero-copy 0 --vm2vm 0
    
  2. Start VM with 1 virtio, note: we need add “disable-modern=false” to enable virtio 1.0:

    taskset -c 22-23 \
    /root/qemu-versions/qemu-2.5.0/x86_64-softmmu/qemu-system-x86_64 -name us-vhost-vm1 \
     -cpu host -enable-kvm -m 2048 -object memory-backend-file,id=mem,size=2048M,mem-path=/mnt/huge,share=on -numa node,memdev=mem -mem-prealloc \
     -smp cores=2,sockets=1 -drive file=/home/img/vm1.img  \
     -chardev socket,id=char0,path=/home/qxu10/virtio-1.0/dpdk/vhost-net -netdev type=vhost-user,id=mynet1,chardev=char0,vhostforce \
     -device virtio-net-pci,mac=52:54:00:00:00:01,netdev=mynet1,disable-modern=false \
     -netdev tap,id=ipvm1,ifname=tap3,script=/etc/qemu-ifup -device rtl8139,netdev=ipvm1,id=net0,mac=00:00:00:00:10:01 -nographic
    
  3. In the VM, run dpdk testpmd in VM:

    ./<dpdk_folder>/tools/dpdk_nic_bind.py --bind igb_uio 00:03.0
    
    ./<dpdk_folder>/x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc/app/test-pmd/testpmd -c 0x3 -n 4 -- -i --tx-offloads=0x8000 --disable-hw-vlan
    
    $ >set fwd mac
    
    $ >start tx_first
    
  4. Send traffic at line rate to virtio1(MAC1=52:54:00:00:00:01) with VLAN ID=1000. Check the performance at different packet size(68,128,256,512,1024,1280,1518) and record it as the performance data. The result should be similar as virtio0.95.