1. DPDK Release 19.11

1.1. New Features

  • Added support for –base-virtaddr EAL option to FreeBSD.

    The FreeBSD version of DPDK now also supports setting base virtual address for mapping pages and resources into its address space.

  • Added Lock-free Stack for aarch64.

    Enabled the lock-free stack implementation for aarch64 platforms.

  • Extended pktmbuf mempool private structure.

    rte_pktmbuf_pool_private structure was extended to include flags field for future compatibility. As per 19.11 release this field is reserved and should be set to 0 by the user.

+* Changed mempool allocation behavior.

Changed the mempool allocation behaviour so that objects no longer cross pages by default. Note, this may consume more memory when using small memory pages.
  • Added support for dynamic fields and flags in mbuf.

    This new feature adds the ability to dynamically register some room for a field or a flag in the mbuf structure. This is typically used for specific offload features, where adding a static field or flag in the mbuf is not justified.

  • Added support for hairpin queues.

    On supported NICs, we can now setup hairpin queues which will offload packets from the wire, back to the wire.

  • Added flow tag in rte_flow.

    The SET_TAG action and TAG item have been added to support transient flow tag.

  • Extended metadata support in rte_flow.

    Flow metadata has been extended to both Rx and Tx.

    • Tx metadata can also be set by SET_META action of rte_flow.
    • Rx metadata is delivered to the host via a dynamic field of rte_mbuf with PKT_RX_DYNF_METADATA.
  • Added ethdev API to set supported packet types.

    • Added new API rte_eth_dev_set_ptypes which allows an application to inform a PMD about a reduced range of packet types to handle.
    • This scheme will allow PMDs to avoid lookup of internal ptype table on Rx and thereby improve Rx performance if the application wishes to do so.
  • Added Rx offload flag to enable or disable RSS update.

    • Added new Rx offload flag DEV_RX_OFFLOAD_RSS_HASH which can be used to enable/disable PMDs write to rte_mbuf::hash::rss.
    • PMDs notify the validity of rte_mbuf::hash:rss to the application by enabling PKT_RX_RSS_HASH flag in rte_mbuf::ol_flags.
  • Added Rx/Tx packet burst mode “get” API.

    Added two new functions rte_eth_rx_burst_mode_get and rte_eth_tx_burst_mode_get that allow an application to retrieve the mode information about Rx/Tx packet burst such as Scalar or Vector, and Vector technology like AVX2.

  • Added Hisilicon hns3 PMD.

    Added the new hns3 net driver for the inbuilt Hisilicon Network Subsystem 3 (HNS3) network engine found in the Hisilicon Kunpeng 920 SoC. See the HNS3 Poll Mode Driver guide for more details on this new driver.

  • Added NXP PFE PMD.

    Added the new PFE driver for the NXP LS1012A platform. See the PFE Poll Mode Driver NIC driver guide for more details on this new driver.

  • Updated Broadcom bnxt driver.

    Updated Broadcom bnxt driver with new features and improvements, including:

    • Added support for hot firmware upgrade.
    • Added support for error recovery.
    • Added support for querying and using COS classification in hardware.
    • Added LRO support Thor devices.
    • Update HWRM API to version 1.10.1.6
  • Updated the enic driver.

    • Added support for Geneve with options offload.
    • Added flow API implementation based on VIC Flow Manager API.
  • Updated iavf PMD.

    Enable AVX2 data path for iavf PMD.

  • Updated the Intel e1000 driver.

    Added support for the RTE_ETH_DEV_CLOSE_REMOVE flag.

  • Updated the Intel ixgbe driver.

    Added support for the RTE_ETH_DEV_CLOSE_REMOVE flag.

  • Updated the Intel i40e driver.

    Added support for the RTE_ETH_DEV_CLOSE_REMOVE flag.

  • Updated the Intel fm10k driver.

    Added support for the RTE_ETH_DEV_CLOSE_REMOVE flag.

  • Updated the Intel ice driver.

    Updated the Intel ice driver with new features and improvements, including:

    • Added support for device-specific DDP package loading.
    • Added support for handling Receive Flex Descriptor.
    • Added support for protocol extraction on per Rx queue.
    • Added support for Flow Director filter based on generic filter framework.
    • Added support for the RTE_ETH_DEV_CLOSE_REMOVE flag.
    • Generic filter enhancement - Supported pipeline mode. - Supported new packet type like PPPoE for switch filter.
    • Supported input set change and symmetric hash by rte_flow RSS action.
    • Added support for GTP Tx checksum offload.
    • Added new device IDs to support E810_XXV devices.
  • Updated the Huawei hinic driver.

    Updated the Huawei hinic driver with new features and improvements, including:

    • Enabled SR-IOV - Partially supported at this point, VFIO only.
    • Supported VLAN filter and VLAN offload.
    • Supported Unicast MAC filter and Multicast MAC filter.
    • Supported Flow API for LACP, VRRP, BGP and so on.
    • Supported FW version get.
  • Updated Mellanox mlx5 driver.

    Updated Mellanox mlx5 driver with new features and improvements, including:

    • Added support for VLAN pop flow offload command.
    • Added support for VLAN push flow offload command.
    • Added support for VLAN set PCP offload command.
    • Added support for VLAN set VID offload command.
    • Added support for matching on packets withe Geneve tunnel header.
    • Added hairpin support.
    • Added ConnectX-6 Dx support.
    • Flow engine selected based on RDMA Core library version. DV flow engine selected if version is rdma-core-24.0 or higher. Verbs flow engine selected otherwise.
  • Updated the AF_XDP PMD.

    Updated the AF_XDP PMD. The new features include:

    • Enabled zero copy between application mempools and UMEM by enabling the XDP_UMEM_UNALIGNED_CHUNKS UMEM flag.
  • Added cryptodev asymmetric session-less operation.

    Added a session-less option to the cryptodev asymmetric structure. It works the same way as symmetric crypto, and the corresponding transform is used directly by the crypto operation.

  • Added Marvell NITROX symmetric crypto PMD.

    Added a symmetric crypto PMD for Marvell NITROX V security processor. See the Marvell NITROX Crypto Poll Mode Driver guide for more details on this new PMD.

  • Added asymmetric support to Marvell OCTEON TX crypto PMD.

    Added support for asymmetric operations to Marvell OCTEON TX crypto PMD. Supports RSA and modexp operations.

  • Added Marvell OCTEON TX2 crypto PMD.

    Added a new PMD driver for hardware crypto offload block on OCTEON TX2 SoC.

    See Marvell OCTEON TX2 Crypto Poll Mode Driver for more details

  • Updated NXP crypto PMDs for PDCP support.

    Added PDCP support to the DPAA_SEC and DPAA2_SEC PMDs using rte_security APIs. Support has been added for all sequence number sizes for control and user plane. Test and test-crypto-perf applications have been updated for unit testing.

  • Updated the AESNI-MB PMD.

    • Added support for intel-ipsec-mb version 0.53.
  • Updated the AESNI-GCM PMD.

    • Added support for intel-ipsec-mb version 0.53.
    • Added support for in-place chained mbufs with AES-GCM algorithm.
  • Enabled Single Pass GCM acceleration on QAT GEN3.

    Added support for Single Pass GCM, available on QAT GEN3 only (Intel QuickAssist Technology C4xxx). It is automatically chosen instead of the classic 2-pass mode when running on QAT GEN3, significantly improving the performance of AES GCM operations.

  • Updated the Intel QuickAssist Technology (QAT) asymmetric crypto PMD.

    • Added support for asymmetric session-less operations.
    • Added support for RSA algorithm with pair (n, d) private key representation.
    • Added support for RSA algorithm with quintuple private key representation.
  • Updated the Intel QuickAssist Technology (QAT) compression PMD.

    Added stateful decompression support in the Intel QuickAssist Technology PMD. Please note that stateful compression is not supported.

  • Added external buffers support for dpdk-test-compress-perf tool.

    Added a command line option to the dpdk-test-compress-perf tool to allocate and use memory zones as external buffers instead of keeping the data directly in mbuf areas.

  • Updated the IPSec library.

    • Added Security Associations (SA) Database API to librte_ipsec. A new test-sad application has also been introduced to evaluate and perform custom functional and performance tests for an IPsec SAD implementation.
    • Support fragmented packets in inline crypto processing mode with fallback lookaside-none session. Corresponding changes are also added in the IPsec Security Gateway application.
  • Introduced FIFO for NTB PMD.

    Introduced FIFO for NTB (Non-transparent Bridge) PMD to support packet based processing.

  • Added eBPF JIT support for arm64.

    Added eBPF JIT support for arm64 architecture to improve the eBPF program performance.

  • Added RIB and FIB (Routing/Forwarding Information Base) libraries.

    Added Routing and Forwarding Information Base (RIB/FIB) libraries. RIB and FIB can replace the LPM (Longest Prefix Match) library with better control plane (RIB) performance. The data plane (FIB) can be extended with new algorithms.

  • Updated testpmd with a command for ptypes.

    • Added a console command to testpmd app, show port (port_id) ptypes which gives ability to print port supported ptypes in different protocol layers.
    • Packet type detection disabled by default for the supported PMDs.
  • Added new l2fwd-event sample application.

    Added an example application l2fwd-event that adds event device support to the traditional l2fwd example. It demonstrates usage of poll and event mode IO mechanism under a single application.

  • Added build support for Link Time Optimization.

    LTO is an optimization technique used by the compiler to perform whole program analysis and optimization at link time. In order to do that compilers store their internal representation of the source code that the linker uses at the final stage of the compilation process.

    See Link Time Optimization for more information:

  • Added IOVA as VA support for KNI.

    • Added IOVA = VA support for KNI. KNI can operate in IOVA = VA mode when iova-mode=va EAL option is passed to the application or when bus IOVA scheme is selected as RTE_IOVA_VA. This mode only works on Linux Kernel versions 4.10.0 and above.
    • Due to IOVA to KVA address translations, based on the KNI use case there can be a performance impact. For mitigation, forcing IOVA to PA via EAL --iova-mode=pa option can be used, IOVA_DC bus iommu scheme can also result in IOVA as PA.

1.2. Removed Items

  • Removed library-level ABI versions. These have been replaced with a single project-level ABI version for non-experimental libraries and an ABI version of 0 for experimental libraries. Review the ABI Policy and ABI Versioning guides for more information.

  • Removed duplicated set of commands for Rx offload configuration from testpmd:

    port config all crc-strip|scatter|rx-cksum|rx-timestamp|
                    hw-vlan|hw-vlan-filter|hw-vlan-strip|hw-vlan-extend on|off
    

    The testpmd command set that can be used instead in order to enable or disable Rx offloading on all Rx queues of a port is:

    port config <port_id> rx_offload crc_strip|scatter|
                                     ipv4_cksum|udp_cksum|tcp_cksum|timestamp|
                                     vlan_strip|vlan_filter|vlan_extend on|off
    
  • Removed AF_XDP pmd_zero copy vdev argument. Support is now auto-detected.

  • The following sample applications have been removed in this release:

    • Exception Path
    • L3 Forwarding in a Virtualization Environment
    • Load Balancer
    • Netmap Compatibility
    • Quota and Watermark
    • vhost-scsi
  • Removed arm64-dpaa2-* build config. arm64-dpaa-* can now build for both dpaa and dpaa2 platforms.

1.3. API Changes

  • eal: made the lcore_config struct and global symbol private.
  • eal: removed the rte_cpu_check_supported function, replaced by rte_cpu_is_supported since dpdk v17.08.
  • eal: removed the rte_malloc_virt2phy function, replaced by rte_malloc_virt2iova since v17.11.
  • eal: made the rte_config struct and rte_eal_get_configuration function private.
  • mem: hid the internal malloc_heap structure and the rte_malloc_heap.h header.
  • vfio: removed rte_vfio_dma_map and rte_vfio_dma_unmap that have been marked as deprecated in release 19.05. rte_vfio_container_dma_map and rte_vfio_container_dma_unmap can be used as substitutes.
  • pci: removed the following functions deprecated since dpdk v17.11:
    • eal_parse_pci_BDF replaced by rte_pci_addr_parse
    • eal_parse_pci_DomBDF replaced by rte_pci_addr_parse
    • rte_eal_compare_pci_addr replaced by rte_pci_addr_cmp
  • The network structure esp_tail has been prefixed by rte_.
  • The network definitions of PPPoE ethertypes have been prefixed by RTE_.
  • The network structure for MPLS has been prefixed by rte_.
  • ethdev: changed rte_eth_dev_infos_get return value from void to int to provide a way to report various error conditions.
  • ethdev: changed rte_eth_promiscuous_enable and rte_eth_promiscuous_disable return value from void to int to provide a way to report various error conditions.
  • ethdev: changed rte_eth_allmulticast_enable and rte_eth_allmulticast_disable return value from void to int to provide a way to report various error conditions.
  • ethdev: changed rte_eth_dev_xstats_reset return value from void to int to provide a way to report various error conditions.
  • ethdev: changed rte_eth_link_get and rte_eth_link_get_nowait return value from void to int to provide a way to report various error conditions.
  • ethdev: changed rte_eth_macaddr_get return value from void to int to provide a way to report various error conditions.
  • ethdev: changed rte_eth_dev_owner_delete return value from void to int to provide a way to report various error conditions.
  • ethdev: The deprecated function rte_eth_dev_count was removed. The function rte_eth_dev_count_avail is a drop-in replacement. If the intent is to iterate over ports, RTE_ETH_FOREACH_* macros are better port iterators.
  • ethdev: RTE_FLOW_ITEM_TYPE_META data endianness altered to host one. Due to the new dynamic metadata field in mbuf is host-endian either, there is a minor compatibility issue for applications in case of 32-bit values supported.
  • ethdev: the tx_metadata mbuf field is moved to dynamic one. PKT_TX_METADATA flag is replaced with PKT_TX_DYNF_METADATA. DEV_TX_OFFLOAD_MATCH_METADATA offload flag is removed, now metadata support in PMD is engaged on dynamic field registration.
  • event: The function rte_event_eth_tx_adapter_enqueue takes an additional input as flags. Flag RTE_EVENT_ETH_TX_ADAPTER_ENQUEUE_SAME_DEST which has been introduced in this release is used when all the packets enqueued in the Tx adapter are destined for the same Ethernet port and Tx queue.
  • sched: The pipe nodes configuration parameters such as number of pipes, pipe queue sizes, pipe profiles, etc., are moved from port level structure to subport level. This allows different subports of the same port to have different configuration for the pipe nodes.

1.4. ABI Changes

  • policy: Please note the revisions to the ABI Policy introducing major ABI versions, with DPDK 19.11 becoming the first major version v20. ABI changes to add new features continue to be permitted in subsequent releases, with the condition that ABI compatibility with the major ABI version is maintained.
  • net: The Ethernet address and other header definitions have changed attributes. They have been modified to be aligned on 2-byte boundaries. These changes should not impact normal usage because drivers naturally align the Ethernet header on receive and all known encapsulations preserve the alignment of the header.
  • security: The field replay_win_sz has been moved from the ipsec library based rte_ipsec_sa_prm structure to security library based structure rte_security_ipsec_xform, which specify the anti-replay window size to enable sequence replay attack handling.
  • ipsec: The field replay_win_sz has been removed from the structure rte_ipsec_sa_prm as it has been added to the security library.
  • ethdev: Added 32-bit fields for maximum LRO aggregated packet size, in struct rte_eth_dev_info for the port capability and in struct rte_eth_rxmode for the port configuration. Application should use the new field in struct rte_eth_rxmode to configure the requested size. PMD should use the new field in struct rte_eth_dev_info to report the supported port capability.

1.5. Shared Library Versions

The libraries prepended with a plus sign were incremented in this version.

  librte_acl.so.2
  librte_bbdev.so.1
  librte_bitratestats.so.2
  librte_bpf.so.1
  librte_bus_dpaa.so.2
  librte_bus_fslmc.so.2
  librte_bus_ifpga.so.2
  librte_bus_pci.so.2
  librte_bus_vdev.so.2
  librte_bus_vmbus.so.2
  librte_cfgfile.so.2
  librte_cmdline.so.2
  librte_compressdev.so.1
  librte_cryptodev.so.8
  librte_distributor.so.1
+ librte_eal.so.12
  librte_efd.so.1
+ librte_ethdev.so.13
+ librte_eventdev.so.8
+ librte_fib.so.1
  librte_flow_classify.so.1
  librte_gro.so.1
  librte_gso.so.1
  librte_hash.so.2
  librte_ip_frag.so.1
+ librte_ipsec.so.2
  librte_jobstats.so.1
  librte_kni.so.2
  librte_kvargs.so.1
  librte_latencystats.so.1
  librte_lpm.so.2
  librte_mbuf.so.5
  librte_member.so.1
  librte_mempool.so.5
  librte_meter.so.3
  librte_metrics.so.1
  librte_net.so.1
+ librte_pci.so.2
  librte_pdump.so.3
  librte_pipeline.so.3
  librte_pmd_bnxt.so.2
  librte_pmd_bond.so.2
  librte_pmd_i40e.so.2
  librte_pmd_ixgbe.so.2
  librte_pmd_dpaa2_qdma.so.1
  librte_pmd_ring.so.2
  librte_pmd_softnic.so.1
  librte_pmd_vhost.so.2
  librte_port.so.3
  librte_power.so.1
  librte_rawdev.so.1
+ librte_rib.so.1
  librte_rcu.so.1
  librte_reorder.so.1
  librte_ring.so.2
+ librte_sched.so.4
+ librte_security.so.3
  librte_stack.so.1
  librte_table.so.3
  librte_timer.so.1
  librte_vhost.so.4

1.6. Known Issues

1.7. Tested Platforms

  • Intel® platforms with Intel® NICs combinations
    • CPU
      • Intel® Atom™ CPU C3758 @ 2.20GHz
      • Intel® Atom™ CPU C3858 @ 2.00GHz
      • Intel® Atom™ CPU C3958 @ 2.00GHz
      • Intel® Xeon® CPU D-1541 @ 2.10GHz
      • Intel® Xeon® CPU D-1553N @ 2.30GHz
      • Intel® Xeon® CPU E5-2680 0 @ 2.70GHz
      • Intel® Xeon® CPU E5-2680 v2 @ 2.80GHz
      • Intel® Xeon® CPU E5-2699 v3 @ 2.30GHz
      • Intel® Xeon® CPU E5-2699 v4 @ 2.20GHz
      • Intel® Xeon® Gold 6139 CPU @ 2.30GHz
      • Intel® Xeon® Gold 6252N CPU @ 2.30GHz
      • Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8180 CPU @ 2.50GHz
      • Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8280M CPU @ 2.70GHz
    • OS:
      • CentOS 7.6
      • Fedora 30
      • FreeBSD 12.0
      • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 8.0
      • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 7.6
      • Suse12SP3
      • Ubuntu 14.04
      • Ubuntu 16.04
      • Ubuntu 16.10
      • Ubuntu 18.04
      • Ubuntu 19.04
    • NICs:
      • Intel® Corporation Ethernet Controller E810-C for SFP (2x25G)
        • Firmware version: 1.02 0x80002084 1.2538.0/1.02 0x80002082 1.2538.0
        • Device id (pf): 8086:1593
        • Driver version: 0.12.25 (ice)
      • Intel® Corporation Ethernet Controller E810-C for SFP (2x100G)
        • Firmware version: 1.02 0x80002081 1.2538.0
        • Device id (pf): 8086:1592
        • Driver version: 0.12.25 (ice)
      • Intel® 82599ES 10 Gigabit Ethernet Controller
        • Firmware version: 0x61bf0001
        • Device id (pf/vf): 8086:10fb / 8086:10ed
        • Driver version: 5.6.1 (ixgbe)
      • Intel® Corporation Ethernet Connection X552/X557-AT 10GBASE-T
        • Firmware version: 0x800003e7
        • Device id (pf/vf): 8086:15ad / 8086:15a8
        • Driver version: 5.1.0 (ixgbe)
      • Intel® Corporation Ethernet Controller 10G X550T
        • Firmware version: 0x80000482
        • Device id (pf): 8086:1563
        • Driver version: 5.6.1 (ixgbe)
      • Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X710-DA4 (4x10G)
        • Firmware version: 7.00 0x80004cdb
        • Device id (pf/vf): 8086:1572 / 8086:154c
        • Driver version: 2.9.21 (i40e)
      • Intel® Corporation Ethernet Connection X722 for 10GbE SFP+ (4x10G)
        • Firmware version: 4.10 0x80001a3c
        • Device id (pf/vf): 8086:37d0 / 8086:37cd
        • Driver version: 2.9.21 (i40e)
      • Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter XXV710-DA2 (2x25G)
        • Firmware version: 7.00 0x80004cf8
        • Device id (pf/vf): 8086:158b / 8086:154c
        • Driver version: 2.9.21 (i40e)
      • Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter XL710-QDA2 (2X40G)
        • Firmware version: 7.00 0x80004c97
        • Device id (pf/vf): 8086:1583 / 8086:154c
        • Driver version: 2.9.21 (i40e)
      • Intel® Corporation I350 Gigabit Network Connection
        • Firmware version: 1.63, 0x80000cbc
        • Device id (pf/vf): 8086:1521 / 8086:1520
        • Driver version: 5.4.0-k (igb)
      • Intel® Corporation I210 Gigabit Network Connection
        • Firmware version: 3.25, 0x800006eb
        • Device id (pf): 8086:1533
        • Driver version: 5.4.0-k(igb)
  • ARMv8 SoC combinations from Marvell (with integrated NICs)
    • SoC:
      • CN83xx, CN96xx, CN93xx
    • OS (Based on Marvell OCTEON TX SDK-10.1.2.0):
      • Arch Linux
      • Buildroot 2018.11
      • Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS
      • Ubuntu 16.10
      • Ubuntu 18.04.1
      • Ubuntu 19.04
  • Intel® platforms with Mellanox® NICs combinations
    • CPU:
      • Intel® Xeon® Gold 6154 CPU @ 3.00GHz
      • Intel® Xeon® CPU E5-2697A v4 @ 2.60GHz
      • Intel® Xeon® CPU E5-2697 v3 @ 2.60GHz
      • Intel® Xeon® CPU E5-2680 v2 @ 2.80GHz
      • Intel® Xeon® CPU E5-2650 v4 @ 2.20GHz
      • Intel® Xeon® CPU E5-2640 @ 2.50GHz
      • Intel® Xeon® CPU E5-2620 v4 @ 2.10GHz
    • OS:
      • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 8.0 (Maipo)
      • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 7.7 (Maipo)
      • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 7.6 (Maipo)
      • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 7.5 (Maipo)
      • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 7.4 (Maipo)
      • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 7.3 (Maipo)
      • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 7.2 (Maipo)
      • Ubuntu 19.04
      • Ubuntu 18.10
      • Ubuntu 18.04
      • Ubuntu 16.04
      • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15
    • OFED:
      • MLNX_OFED 4.6-1.0.1.1
      • MLNX_OFED 4.7-1.0.0.1
      • MLNX_OFED 4.7-3.1.9.0 and above
    • upstream kernel:
      • Linux 5.3 and above
    • rdma-core:
      • rdma-core-24.1-1 and above
    • NICs:
      • Mellanox® ConnectX®-3 Pro 40G MCX354A-FCC_Ax (2x40G)
        • Host interface: PCI Express 3.0 x8
        • Device ID: 15b3:1007
        • Firmware version: 2.42.5000
      • Mellanox® ConnectX®-4 10G MCX4111A-XCAT (1x10G)
        • Host interface: PCI Express 3.0 x8
        • Device ID: 15b3:1013
        • Firmware version: 12.26.2032 and above
      • Mellanox® ConnectX®-4 10G MCX4121A-XCAT (2x10G)
        • Host interface: PCI Express 3.0 x8
        • Device ID: 15b3:1013
        • Firmware version: 12.26.2032 and above
      • Mellanox® ConnectX®-4 25G MCX4111A-ACAT (1x25G)
        • Host interface: PCI Express 3.0 x8
        • Device ID: 15b3:1013
        • Firmware version: 12.26.2032 and above
      • Mellanox® ConnectX®-4 25G MCX4121A-ACAT (2x25G)
        • Host interface: PCI Express 3.0 x8
        • Device ID: 15b3:1013
        • Firmware version: 12.26.2032 and above
      • Mellanox® ConnectX®-4 40G MCX4131A-BCAT/MCX413A-BCAT (1x40G)
        • Host interface: PCI Express 3.0 x8
        • Device ID: 15b3:1013
        • Firmware version: 12.26.2032 and above
      • Mellanox® ConnectX®-4 40G MCX415A-BCAT (1x40G)
        • Host interface: PCI Express 3.0 x16
        • Device ID: 15b3:1013
        • Firmware version: 12.26.2032 and above
      • Mellanox® ConnectX®-4 50G MCX4131A-GCAT/MCX413A-GCAT (1x50G)
        • Host interface: PCI Express 3.0 x8
        • Device ID: 15b3:1013
        • Firmware version: 12.26.2032 and above
      • Mellanox® ConnectX®-4 50G MCX414A-BCAT (2x50G)
        • Host interface: PCI Express 3.0 x8
        • Device ID: 15b3:1013
        • Firmware version: 12.26.2032 and above
      • Mellanox® ConnectX®-4 50G MCX415A-GCAT/MCX416A-BCAT/MCX416A-GCAT (2x50G)
        • Host interface: PCI Express 3.0 x16
        • Device ID: 15b3:1013
        • Firmware version: 12.26.2032 and above
        • Firmware version: 12.26.2032 and above
      • Mellanox® ConnectX®-4 50G MCX415A-CCAT (1x100G)
        • Host interface: PCI Express 3.0 x16
        • Device ID: 15b3:1013
        • Firmware version: 12.26.2032 and above
      • Mellanox® ConnectX®-4 100G MCX416A-CCAT (2x100G)
        • Host interface: PCI Express 3.0 x16
        • Device ID: 15b3:1013
        • Firmware version: 12.26.2032 and above
      • Mellanox® ConnectX®-4 Lx 10G MCX4121A-XCAT (2x10G)
        • Host interface: PCI Express 3.0 x8
        • Device ID: 15b3:1015
        • Firmware version: 14.26.2032 and above
      • Mellanox® ConnectX®-4 Lx 25G MCX4121A-ACAT (2x25G)
        • Host interface: PCI Express 3.0 x8
        • Device ID: 15b3:1015
        • Firmware version: 14.26.2032 and above
      • Mellanox® ConnectX®-5 100G MCX556A-ECAT (2x100G)
        • Host interface: PCI Express 3.0 x16
        • Device ID: 15b3:1017
        • Firmware version: 16.26.2032 and above
      • Mellanox® ConnectX®-5 Ex EN 100G MCX516A-CDAT (2x100G)
        • Host interface: PCI Express 4.0 x16
        • Device ID: 15b3:1019
        • Firmware version: 16.26.2032 and above
  • IBM Power 9 platforms with Mellanox® NICs combinations
    • CPU:
      • POWER9 2.2 (pvr 004e 1202) 2300MHz
    • OS:
      • Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
    • NICs:
      • Mellanox® ConnectX®-5 100G MCX556A-ECAT (2x100G)
        • Host interface: PCI Express 3.0 x16
        • Device ID: 15b3:1017
        • Firmware version: 16.26.1040
    • OFED:
      • MLNX_OFED 4.7-1.0.0.2

1.8. 19.11.1 Release Notes

1.8.1. 19.11.1 Fixes

  • acl: fix 32-bit match for range field
  • app/eventdev: fix pipeline test with meson build
  • app/pdump: fix build with clang
  • app/testpmd: add port check before manual detach
  • app/testpmd: call cleanup on exit
  • app/testpmd: fix device mcast list error handling
  • app/testpmd: fix GENEVE flow item
  • app/testpmd: fix hot-unplug detaching
  • app/testpmd: fix identifier size for port attach
  • app/testpmd: fix initial value when setting PFC
  • app/testpmd: fix RFC addresses for Tx only
  • app/testpmd: fix txonly flow generation entropy
  • app/testpmd: fix uninitialized members of MPLS
  • app/testpmd: fix uninitialized members when setting PFC
  • app/testpmd: rename function for detaching by devargs
  • app/testpmd: update Rx offload after setting MTU
  • app/test: remove meson dependency on file in /sys
  • bpf: fix headers install with meson
  • build: explicitly enable sse4 for meson
  • build: fix libm detection in meson
  • build: remove unneeded function versioning
  • bus/fslmc: remove conflicting memory barrier macro
  • cfgfile: fix symbols map
  • ci: fix Travis config warnings
  • ci: use meson 0.47.1
  • common/cpt: check cipher and auth keys are set
  • common/cpt: fix component for empty IOV buffer
  • crypto/armv8: fix clang build
  • crypto/ccp: fix queue alignment
  • crypto/dpaa_sec: fix IOVA conversions
  • crypto/octeontx2: add kmod dependency info
  • devtools: add fixes flag to commit listing
  • devtools: fix debug build test
  • doc: add module EEPROM dump to mlx5 features
  • doc: clarify memory write combining in mlx5 guide
  • doc: fix build with python 3.8
  • doc: fix devargs in OCTEON TX2 event device guide
  • doc: fix igb_uio parameter in ntb guide
  • doc: fix multi-producer enqueue figure in ring guide
  • doc: fix naming of Mellanox devices
  • doc: fix quiescent state description in RCU guide
  • doc: fix typos in 19.11 release notes
  • doc: fix warning with meson
  • doc: reduce indentation in meson build file
  • doc: reduce whitespace in meson build file
  • doc: update recommended versions for i40e
  • drivers/crypto: fix session-less mode
  • eal/linux: fix build error on RHEL 7.6
  • eal/linux: fix build when VFIO is disabled
  • eal/linux: fix uninitialized data valgrind warning
  • eal/windows: fix cpuset macro name
  • ethdev: fix callback unregister with wildcard argument list
  • ethdev: fix flow API doxygen comment
  • ethdev: fix secondary process memory overwrite
  • ethdev: fix switching domain allocation
  • ethdev: fix VLAN offloads set if no driver callback
  • event/dpaa2: set number of order sequences
  • event/dsw: avoid credit leak on oversized enqueue bursts
  • event/dsw: flush buffers immediately on zero-sized enqueue
  • event/octeontx2: fix device name in device info
  • examples/ethtool: fix unchecked return value
  • examples/fips_validation: fix AES-GCM cipher length parsing
  • examples/fips_validation: fix cipher length for AES-GCM
  • examples/fips_validation: fix string token for CT length
  • examples/ioat: fix failure check for ioat dequeue
  • examples/ioat: fix invalid link status check
  • examples/ioat: fix unchecked return value
  • examples/ipsec-secgw: extend inline session to non AES-GCM
  • examples/ipsec-secgw: fix crash on unsupported algo
  • examples/l2fwd-event: fix core allocation in poll mode
  • examples/l2fwd-event: fix error checking
  • examples/l2fwd-event: fix ethdev RSS setup
  • examples/l2fwd-event: fix event device config
  • examples/l3fwd-power: fix a typo
  • examples/l3fwd-power: fix interrupt disable
  • examples/ntb: fix mempool ops setting
  • examples/power: fix ack for enable/disable turbo
  • examples/tep_term: remove redundant info get
  • examples/vhost_blk: check unused value on init
  • examples/vhost_blk: fix check of device path
  • fib: fix possible integer overflow
  • fix Mellanox copyright and SPDX tag
  • hash: fix lock-free flag doxygen
  • hash: fix meson headers packaging
  • kni: fix build with Linux 5.6
  • kni: fix meson warning about console keyword
  • kni: fix not contiguous FIFO
  • kni: rename variable with namespace prefix
  • latency: fix calculation for multi-thread
  • lib: fix unnecessary double negation
  • maintainers: resign from flow API maintenance
  • maintainers: update for failsafe and PCI library
  • mem: fix munmap in error unwind
  • mempool: fix anonymous populate
  • mempool: fix populate with small virtual chunks
  • mempool: fix slow allocation of large pools
  • mempool/octeontx: fix error handling in initialization
  • mk: avoid combining -r and -export-dynamic linker options
  • net/af_xdp: fix fill queue addresses
  • net/af_xdp: fix maximum MTU
  • net/af_xdp: fix redundant check for wakeup need
  • net/af_xdp: fix umem frame size and headroom
  • net/bnx2x: fix reset of scan FP flag
  • net/bnx2x: fix to sync fastpath Rx queue access
  • net/bnx2x: fix VLAN stripped flag
  • net/bnx2x: support secondary process
  • net/bnxt: add a field for FW capabilities
  • net/bnxt: allow group ID 0 for RSS action
  • net/bnxt: do not log error if stats queried before start
  • net/bnxt: fix alloc filter to use a common routine
  • net/bnxt: fix buffer allocation reattempt
  • net/bnxt: fix bumping of L2 filter reference count
  • net/bnxt: fix crash in port stop while handling events
  • net/bnxt: fix default timeout for getting FW version
  • net/bnxt: fix enable/disable VLAN filtering
  • net/bnxt: fix flow creation
  • net/bnxt: fix flow flush to sync with flow destroy
  • net/bnxt: fix IOVA mapping
  • net/bnxt: fix link during port toggle
  • net/bnxt: fix MAC address setting when port is stopped
  • net/bnxt: fix max rings calculation
  • net/bnxt: fix non matching flow hitting filter rule
  • net/bnxt: fix overwriting error message
  • net/bnxt: fix port stop on error recovery failure
  • net/bnxt: fix probe in FreeBSD
  • net/bnxt: fix race condition when port is stopped
  • net/bnxt: fix recovery alarm race condition in port close
  • net/bnxt: fix request for hot reset support
  • net/bnxt: fix return code handling in VLAN config
  • net/bnxt: fix reusing L2 filter
  • net/bnxt: fix Tx queue profile selection
  • net/bnxt: fix unnecessary delay in port stop
  • net/bnxt: fix VLAN strip
  • net/bnxt: fix VLAN strip flags in SSE Rx
  • net/bnxt: handle HW filter setting when port is stopped
  • net/bnxt: remove a redundant variable
  • net/bnxt: remove redundant if statement
  • net/bnxt: remove redundant macro
  • net/bnxt: remove unnecessary memset
  • net/bnxt: remove unnecessary structure variable
  • net/bnxt: restore MAC filters during reset recovery
  • net/bnxt: restore VLAN filters during reset recovery
  • net/bnxt: use macro for PCI log format
  • net/cxgbe: announce Tx multi-segments offload
  • net/dpaa: fix Rx offload flags on jumbo MTU set
  • net/failsafe: fix reported hash key size in device info
  • net/fm10k: fix descriptor VLAN field filling in Tx
  • net/fm10k: fix non-x86 build
  • net/hns3: fix crash when closing port
  • net/hns3: fix dumping VF register information
  • net/hns3: fix link status on failed query
  • net/hns3: fix ring vector related mailbox command format
  • net/hns3: fix Rx queue search with broadcast packet
  • net/hns3: fix triggering reset procedure in slave process
  • net/i40e/base: add new link speed constants
  • net/i40e/base: fix buffer address
  • net/i40e/base: fix display of FEC settings
  • net/i40e/base: fix error message
  • net/i40e/base: fix missing link modes
  • net/i40e/base: fix retrying logic
  • net/i40e/base: fix Tx descriptors number
  • net/i40e: fix port close in FreeBSD
  • net/i40e: fix Tx when TSO is enabled
  • net/i40e: fix unchecked Tx cleanup error
  • net/i40e: set fixed flag for exact link speed
  • net/iavf: add TSO offload use basic path
  • net/iavf/base: fix adminq return
  • net/iavf/base: fix command buffer memory leak
  • net/iavf: fix Rx total stats
  • net/iavf: fix virtual channel return
  • net/ice: add outer IPv4 matching for GTP-U flow
  • net/ice/base: fix loop limit
  • net/ice/base: increase PF reset wait timeout
  • net/ice: disable TSO offload in vector path
  • net/ice: fix flow director flag
  • net/ice: fix flow director GTP-U pattern
  • net/ice: fix flow director passthru
  • net/ice: fix flow FDIR/switch memory leak
  • net/ice: fix GTP-U rule conflict
  • net/ice: fix packet type table
  • net/ice: fix queue MSI-X interrupt binding
  • net/ice: fix Tx when TSO is enabled
  • net/ice: fix unchecked Tx cleanup error
  • net/ice: fix VSI context
  • net/ice: use ethernet copy API to do MAC assignment
  • net/ipn3ke: fix line side statistics register read
  • net/ipn3ke: fix meson build
  • net/ixgbe: check for illegal Tx packets
  • net/ixgbe: fix blocking system events
  • net/ixgbe: fix flow control mode setting
  • net/ixgbe: fix link status
  • net/ixgbe: fix link up in FreeBSD
  • net/ixgbe: remove dead code
  • net/ixgbe: remove duplicate function declaration
  • net/ixgbe: set fixed flag for exact link speed
  • net/mlx5: add free on completion queue
  • net/mlx5: allow push VLAN without VID
  • net/mlx5: block pop VLAN action on Tx
  • net/mlx5: block push VLAN action on Rx
  • net/mlx5: clean up redundant assignment
  • net/mlx5: engage free on completion queue
  • net/mlx5: fix bit mask to validate push VLAN
  • net/mlx5: fix blocker for push VLAN on Rx
  • net/mlx5: fix build with clang 3.4.2
  • net/mlx5: fix check for VLAN actions
  • net/mlx5: fix crash when meter action conf is null
  • net/mlx5: fix crash when setting hairpin queues
  • net/mlx5: fix dirty array of actions
  • net/mlx5: fix doorbell register offset type
  • net/mlx5: fix encap/decap validation
  • net/mlx5: fix flow match on GRE key
  • net/mlx5: fix GENEVE tunnel flow validation
  • net/mlx5: fix hairpin queue capacity
  • net/mlx5: fix ICMPv6 header rewrite actions
  • net/mlx5: fix ICMPv6 header rewrite action validation
  • net/mlx5: fix inline packet size for ConnectX-4 Lx
  • net/mlx5: fix item flag on GENEVE item validation
  • net/mlx5: fix L3 VXLAN RSS expansion
  • net/mlx5: fix layer flags missing in metadata
  • net/mlx5: fix layer type in header modify action
  • net/mlx5: fix layer validation with decapsulation
  • net/mlx5: fix legacy multi-packet write session
  • net/mlx5: fix masks of encap and decap actions
  • net/mlx5: fix matcher field usage for metadata entities
  • net/mlx5: fix match information in meter
  • net/mlx5: fix matching for ICMP fragments
  • net/mlx5: fix match on ethertype and CVLAN tag
  • net/mlx5: fix memory regions release deadlock
  • net/mlx5: fix metadata item endianness conversion
  • net/mlx5: fix metadata split with encap action
  • net/mlx5: fix meter header modify before decap
  • net/mlx5: fix meter suffix flow
  • net/mlx5: fix modify actions support limitation
  • net/mlx5: fix multiple flow table hash list
  • net/mlx5: fix pop VLAN action validation
  • net/mlx5: fix register usage in meter
  • net/mlx5: fix running without Rx queue
  • net/mlx5: fix setting of port ID for egress rules
  • net/mlx5: fix setting of Rx hash fields
  • net/mlx5: fix shared metadata matcher field setup
  • net/mlx5: fix tunnel flow priority
  • net/mlx5: fix Tx burst routines set
  • net/mlx5: fix VLAN actions in meter
  • net/mlx5: fix VLAN ID action offset
  • net/mlx5: fix VLAN match for DV mode
  • net/mlx5: fix VLAN VID action validation
  • net/mlx5: fix VXLAN-GPE item translation
  • net/mlx5: fix zero out UDP checksum in encap data
  • net/mlx5: make FDB default rule optional
  • net/mlx5: move Tx complete request routine
  • net/mlx5: optimize Rx hash fields conversion
  • net/mlx5: support maximum flow id allocation
  • net/mlx5: unify validation of drop action
  • net/mlx5: update description of validation functions
  • net/mlx5: update Tx error handling routine
  • net/mlx: add static ibverbs linkage with meson
  • net/mlx: fix build with clang 9
  • net/mlx: fix overlinking with meson and glue dlopen
  • net/mlx: rename meson variable for dlopen option
  • net/mlx: workaround static linkage with meson
  • net/netvsc: disable before changing RSS parameters
  • net/netvsc: fix crash in secondary process
  • net/netvsc: fix RSS offload flag
  • net/netvsc: initialize link state
  • net/octeontx2: fix flow control initial state
  • net/octeontx2: fix getting supported packet types
  • net/octeontx2: fix PTP
  • net/octeontx2: fix PTP and HIGIG2 coexistence
  • net/octeontx2: fix Tx flow control for HIGIG
  • net/octeontx2: fix VF configuration
  • net/octeontx: fix memory leak of MAC address table
  • net/qede/base: fix number of ports per engine
  • net/qede: do not stop vport if not started
  • net/qede: fix VF reload
  • net/sfc: fix log format specifiers
  • net/tap: fix memory leak when unregister intr handler
  • net/vhost: allocate interface name from heap
  • net/vhost: check creation failure
  • net/vhost: delay driver setup
  • net/vhost: fix probing in secondary process
  • net/vhost: fix setup error path
  • net/vhost: prevent multiple setups on reconfiguration
  • net/virtio-user: check file descriptor before closing
  • net/virtio-user: check tap offload setting failure
  • net/virtio-user: do not close tap when disabling queue pairs
  • net/virtio-user: do not reset virtqueues for split ring
  • net/virtio-user: fix packed ring server mode
  • raw/ntb: fix write memory barrier
  • service: don’t walk out of bounds when checking services
  • test/common: fix log2 check
  • test/compress: replace test vector
  • test/crypto: fix missing operation status check
  • test/event: fix OCTEON TX2 event device name
  • test/event: fix unintended vdev creation
  • test: fix build without ring PMD
  • test/ipsec: fix a typo in function name
  • usertools: fix syntax warning in python 3.8
  • usertools: fix telemetry client with python 3
  • vfio: fix mapping failures in ppc64le
  • vhost: catch overflow causing mmap of size 0
  • vhost: check message header size read
  • vhost/crypto: fix fetch size
  • vhost: do not treat empty socket message as error
  • vhost: fix crash on port deletion
  • vhost: fix deadlock on port deletion
  • vhost: fix inflight resubmit check
  • vhost: fix packed virtqueue ready condition
  • vhost: fix socket initial value
  • vhost: flush shadow Tx if no more packets
  • vhost: protect log address translation in IOTLB update

1.8.2. 19.11.1 Validation

  • Red Hat(R) Testing

    • Platform

      • RHEL 8
      • Kernel 4.18
      • Qemu 4.2
      • X540-AT2 NIC(ixgbe, 10G)
    • Functionality

      • Guest with device assignment(PF) throughput testing(1G hugepage size)
      • Guest with device assignment(PF) throughput testing(2M hugepage size)
      • Guest with device assignment(VF) throughput testing
      • PVP (host dpdk testpmd as vswitch) 1Q: throughput testing
      • PVP vhost-user 2Q throughput testing
      • PVP vhost-user 1Q - cross numa node throughput testing
      • Guest with vhost-user 2 queues throughput testing
      • vhost-user reconnect with dpdk-client, qemu-server: qemu reconnect
      • PVP 1Q live migration testing
      • PVP 1Q cross numa node live migration testing
      • Guest with ovs+dpdk+vhost-user 1Q live migration testing
      • Guest with ovs+dpdk+vhost-user 1Q live migration testing (2M)
      • Guest with ovs+dpdk+vhost-user 2Q live migration testing
  • Intel(R) Testing

    • Basic Intel(R) NIC(ixgbe, i40e and ice) testing
      • PF (i40e)
      • PF (ixgbe)
      • PF (ice)
      • VF
      • Compile Testing
      • Intel NIC single core/NIC performance
    • Basic cryptodev and virtio testing

      • cryptodev
      • vhost/virtio basic loopback, PVP and performance test
  • Mellanox(R) Testing

    • Basic functionality with testpmd

      • Tx/Rx
      • xstats
      • Timestamps
      • Link status
      • RTE flow and flow_director
      • RSS
      • VLAN stripping and insertion
      • Checksum/TSO
      • ptype
      • l3fwd-power example application
      • Multi-process example applications
    • ConnectX-5

      • RHEL 7.4
      • Kernel 3.10.0-693.el7.x86_64
      • Driver MLNX_OFED_LINUX-5.0-1.0.0.0
      • fw 16.27.1016
    • ConnectX-4 Lx

      • RHEL 7.4
      • Kernel 3.10.0-693.el7.x86_64
      • Driver MLNX_OFED_LINUX-5.0-1.0.0.0
      • fw 14.27.1016
  • Broadcom(R) Testing

    • Functionality

      • Tx/Rx
      • Link status
      • RSS
      • Checksum/TSO
      • VLAN filtering
      • statistics
      • MTU
    • Platform

      • BCM57414 NetXtreme-E 10Gb/25Gb Ethernet Controller, Firmware: 216.1.169.0
      • BCM57508 NetXtreme-E 10Gb/25Gb/40Gb/50Gb/100Gb/200Gb Ethernet, Firmware : 216.0.314.0
  • IBM(R) Testing

    • Functionality

      • Basic PF on Mellanox
      • Single port stability test using l3fwd (16 cpus) and TRex, tested 64 and 1500 byte packets at a 0.0% drop rate for 4 hours each
      • Performance: no degradation compared to 19.11.0
    • Platform

      • Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS
      • Kernel 4.15.0-88-generic
      • IBM Power9 Model 8335-101 CPU: 2.3 (pvr 004e 1203)
      • Mellanox Technologies MT28800 Family [ConnectX-5 Ex], firmware version: 16.26.4012, MLNX_OFED_LINUX-4.7-3.2.9.1