89. Whitelisting Tests

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:

modprobe vfio
modprobe vfio-pci
usertools/dpdk-devbind.py --bind=vfio-pci device_bus_id

89.1. Prerequisites

Assuming that at least a port is connected to a traffic generator, launch the testpmd with the following arguments:

./x86_64-default-linuxapp-gcc/build/app/test-pmd/testpmd -c 0xc3 -n 3 -- -i \
--burst=1 --rxpt=0     --rxht=0 --rxwt=0 --txpt=36 --txht=0 --txwt=0 \
--txfreet=32 --rxfreet=64 --mbcache=250 --portmask=0x3

The -n command is used to select the number of memory channels. It should match the number of memory channels on that setup.

Set the verbose level to 1 to display information for each received packet:

testpmd> set verbose 1

Show port infos for port 0 and store the default MAC address and the maximum number of MAC addresses:

testpmd> show port info 0

  ********************* Infos for port 0  *********************
  MAC address: 00:1B:21:4D:D2:24
  Link status: up
  Link speed: 10000 Mbps
  Link duplex: full-duplex
  Promiscuous mode: enabled
  Allmulticast mode: disabled
  Maximum number of MAC addresses: 127

89.2. Test Case: add/remove mac addresses

Initialize first port without promiscuous mode:

testpmd> set promisc 0 off

Read the stats for port 0 before sending the packet:

testpmd> show port stats 8

  ######################## NIC statistics for port 8  ########################
  RX-packets: 0          RX-errors: 0         RX-bytes: 64
  TX-packets: 0          TX-errors: 0         TX-bytes: 0
  ############################################################################

Send a packet with default destination MAC address for port 0:

testpmd> show port stats 0

  ######################## NIC statistics for port 8  ########################
  RX-packets: 1          RX-errors: 0         RX-bytes: 128
  TX-packets: 0          TX-errors: 0         TX-bytes: 0
  ############################################################################

Verify that the packet was received (RX-packets incremented).

Send a packet with destination MAC address different than the port 0 address, let’s call it A.:

testpmd> show port stats 0

  ######################## NIC statistics for port 8  ########################
  RX-packets: 1          RX-errors: 0         RX-bytes: 128
  TX-packets: 0          TX-errors: 0         TX-bytes: 0
  ############################################################################

Verify that the packet was not received (RX-packets not incremented).

Add the MAC address A to the port 0:

testpmd> mac_addr add 0 <A>
testpmd> show port stats 0


  ######################## NIC statistics for port 8  ########################
  RX-packets: 2          RX-errors: 0         RX-bytes: 192
  TX-packets: 0          TX-errors: 0         TX-bytes: 0
  ############################################################################

Verify that the packet was received (RX-packets incremented).

Remove the MAC address A to the port 0:

testpmd> mac_addr remove 0 <A>
testpmd> show port stats 0


  ######################## NIC statistics for port 8  ########################
  RX-packets: 2          RX-errors: 0         RX-bytes: 192
  TX-packets: 0          TX-errors: 0         TX-bytes: 0
  ############################################################################

Verify that the packet was not received (RX-packets not incremented).

89.3. Test Case: invalid addresses test

Add a MAC address of all zeroes to the port 0:

testpmd> mac_addr add 0 00:00:00:00:00:00

Verify that the response is “Invalid argument” (-EINVAL)

Remove the default MAC address:

testpmd> mac_addr remove 0 <default MAC address>

Verify that the response is “Address already in use” (-EADDRINUSE)

Add two times the same address:

testpmd> mac_addr add 0 <A>
testpmd> mac_addr add 0 <A>

Verify that there is no error

Add as many different addresses as maximum MAC addresses (n):

testpmd> mac_addr add 0 <A>
... n-times
testpmd> mac_addr add 0 <A+n>

Add one more different address:

testpmd> mac_addr add 0 <A+n+1>

Verify that the response is “No space left on device” (-ENOSPC)

89.4. Test Case: Multicast Filter

Initialize first port without promiscuous mode:

testpmd> set promisc 0 off

Add the multicast MAC address to the multicast filter:

testpmd> mcast_addr add 0 01:00:5E:00:00:00

Send a packet with multicast destination MAC address to port 0:

port 0/queue 0: received 1 packets
  src=52:00:00:00:00:00 - dst=01:00:5E:00:00:00 - type=0x0800 - length=60 - nb_segs=1 - hw    ptype: L2_ETHER L3_IPV4_EXT_UNKNOWN L4_UDP  - sw ptype: L2_ETHER L3_IPV4 L4_UDP  - l2_len=14 - l3_len=20 - l4_len=8 - Receive queue=0x0
  ol_flags: PKT_RX_L4_CKSUM_GOOD PKT_RX_IP_CKSUM_GOOD PKT_RX_OUTER_L4_CKSUM_UNKNOWN

Remove the multicast MAC address from the multicast filter:

testpmd> mcast_addr remove 0 01:00:5E:00:00:00

Send a packet with multicast destination MAC address to port 0

Verify that the packet was not received (Check for “received” in the output). There will be no output if the nic responds properly.