91. Link Status Detection Tests
This tests for Detect Link Status feature can be run on linux userspace.
It is to check if the userspace interrupt can be received after plugging
in/out the cable/fiber on specified NIC port, and if the link status can
be updated correctly. Furthermore, it would be better to check if packets
can be received and sent on a specified port after its link has just up.
So it may need layer 2 forwarding at the same time.
For layer 2 forwarding, a packet received on a RX port (RX_PORT), it would
be transmitted from a TX port (TX_PORT=RX_PORT+1) if RX_PORT is even;
otherwise from a TX port (TX_PORT=RX_PORT-1) if RX_PORT is odd. Before
being transmitted, the source mac address of the packet would be replaced
by the mac address of the TX port, while the destination mac address would
be replaced by 00:09:c0:00:00:TX_PORT_ID. The test application should be
run with the wanted paired ports configured using the coremask parameter
via the command line. i.e. port 0 and 1 is a valid pair, while port 1 and
2 isn’t. The test is performed by running the test application and using a
link_status_interrupt application is run with EAL parameters and
parameters for the application itself. This application supports three
parameters for itself.
-p PORTMASK: hexadecimal bitmask of ports to config
-q NQ: number of queue per lcore (default is 1)
-T PERIOD: refresh period in seconds (0/10/86400: disable/default/maximum)
If using vfio the kernel must be >= 3.6+ and VT-d must be enabled in bios.When
using vfio, use the following commands to load the vfio driver and bind it
to the device under test:
usertools/dpdk-devbind.py --bind=vfio-pci device_bus_id
The test app need add a cmdline,
Assume port 0 and 1 are connected to the remote ports, e.g. packet generator.
To run the test application in linuxapp environment with 4 lcores, 2 ports and
2 RX queues per lcore:
$ ./link_status_interrupt -c f -- -q 2 -p 0x3
Also, if the ports need to be tested are different, the port mask should be
changed. The lcore used to run the test application and the number of queues
per lcore could be changed.
91.2. Test Case: Link Status Change
Run the test application as above command. Then plug out the cable/fiber, or
simulate a disconnection. After several seconds, check if the link is actually
off. Then plug in the cable/fiber, or simulate a connection. After several seconds,
check if the link is actually up, and print its information about duplex and speed.
91.3. Test Case: Port available
Run the test application as above command with cable/fiber plugged out from both
port 0 and 1, then plug it in. After several seconds and the link of all the ports
is up. Together with packet generator, do layer 2 forwarding, and check if the
packets can be received on port 0/1 and sent out on port 1/0.