98. Pipeline Tests

98.1. Description

The “examples/pipeline” application is the main DPDK Packet Framework application.

98.2. Prerequisites

The DUT must have four 10G Ethernet ports connected to four ports on Tester that are controlled by the Scapy packet generator:

dut_port_0 <---> tester_port_0
dut_port_1 <---> tester_port_1
dut_port_2 <---> tester_port_2
dut_port_3 <---> tester_port_3

Assume four DUT 10G Ethernet ports’ pci device id is as the following:

dut_port_0 : "0000:00:04.0"
dut_port_1 : "0000:00:05.0"
dut_port_2 : "0000:00:06.0"
dut_port_3 : "0000:00:07.0"

Bind them to dpdk igb_uio driver:

./usertools/dpdk-devbind.py -b igb_uio 0000:00:04.0 0000:00:05.0 0000:00:06.0 0000:00:07.0

98.3. Supporting Files

All the supporting files for this test suite are maintained in a tar file named “pipeline.tar.gz” present in the {DTS_SRC_DIR}/dep directory.

98.4. Directory Structure of Each Test Case

Within {DTS_SRC_DIR}/dep/pipeline.tar.gz, all files related to a particular test case are maintained in a separate directory of which the directory structure is shown below:

test_case_name [directory]
    test_case_name.spec
    test_case_name.cli
    table.txt [applicable for test cases requiring it]
    readme.txt
    pcap_files [subdirectory]
        in_x.txt [x: 1-4; depending on test case]
        out_x.txt [x: 1-4; depending on test case]

For an example, files related to mov_001 test case are maintained as shown below:

mov_001 [directory]
    mov_001.spec
    mov_001.cli
    readme.txt
    pcap_files [subdirectory]
        in_1.txt
        out_1.txt

98.5. Template of each Test Case

  1. Edit test_case_name/test_case_name.cli: change pci device id of LINK0, LINK1, LINK2, LINK3 to pci device id of dut_port_0, dut_port_1, dut_port_2, dut_port_3

  2. Run pipeline app as the following:

    x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc/examples/dpdk-pipeline  -c 0x3 -n 4 -- -s /tmp/pipeline/test_case_name/test_case_name.cli
    
  3. Send packets at tester side using scapy. The packets to be sent are maintained in pipeline/test_case_name/pcap_files/in_x.txt

  4. Verify the packets received using tcpdump. The expected packets are maintained in pipeline/test_case_name/pcap_files/out_x.txt

  5. Test case is considered as successful if the received packets and the expected packets match for all the port combinations used.

98.6. Example Test Case: test_mov_001

  1. Edit mov_001/mov_001.cli: change pci device id of LINK0, LINK1, LINK2, LINK3 to pci device id of dut_port_0, dut_port_1, dut_port_2, dut_port_3

  2. Run pipeline app as the following:

    x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc/examples/dpdk-pipeline  -c 0x3 -n 4 -- -s /tmp/pipeline/mov_001/mov_001.cli
    
  3. Send packets at tester side using scapy. The packets to be sent are maintained in pipeline/mov_001/pcap_files/in_1.txt

  4. Verify the packets received using tcpdump. The expected packets are maintained in pipeline/mov_001/pcap_files/out_1.txt

  5. test_mov_001 is considered as successful if the received packets and the expected packets match for all 4 port combinations used.