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

1.9. 19.11.2 Release Notes

1.9.1. 19.11.2 Fixes

  • 2cf9c470eb vhost: check log mmap offset and size overflow (CVE-2020-10722)
  • 8e9652b0b6 vhost: fix translated address not checked (CVE-2020-10723)
  • 95e1f29c26 vhost/crypto: validate keys lengths (CVE-2020-10724)
  • 963b6eea05 vhost: fix potential memory space leak (CVE-2020-10725)
  • c9c630a117 vhost: fix potential fd leak (CVE-2020-10726)
  • cd0ea71bb6 vhost: fix vring index check (CVE-2020-10726)

1.9.2. 19.11.2 Validation

  • Red Hat(R) Testing

    • Platform

      • RHEL 8.3
      • Kernel 4.18
      • Qemu 4.2
      • X540-AT2 NIC(ixgbe, 10G)
    • Functionality

      • PVP (host dpdk testpmd as vswitch) 1Q: throughput testing
      • PVP vhost-user 2Q throughput testing
      • PVP vhost-user 1Q - cross numa node throughput testing
      • PVP 1Q live migration testing
      • PVP 1Q cross numa node live migration testing
  • Intel(R) Testing

    • Virtio features

      • vhost/virtio loopback test with virtio user as server mode
      • loopback multi queues
      • loopback multi paths port restart
      • vhost/virtio pvp multi-paths performance
      • pvp multi-queues and port restart
      • vhost dequeue zero copy
      • pvp share lib
      • pvp vhost user reconnect
      • pvp test with 4k pages
      • pvp test with 2M hugepages
      • pvp virtio bonding
      • pvp test with diff qemu version
      • vhost enqueue interrupt
      • vhost event idx interrupt
      • vhost virtio pmd interrupt
      • vhost virtio user interrupt
      • virtio event idx interrupt
      • virtio user for container networking
      • virtio user as exceptional path
      • vhost xstats
      • virtio-pmd multi-process
      • vm2vm virtio pmd
      • vm2vm virtio-net iperf
      • vm2vm virtio-user
      • vhost user live migration

1.10. 19.11.3 Release Notes

1.10.1. 19.11.3 Fixes

  • app/crypto-perf: fix display of sample test vector
  • app/eventdev: check Tx adapter service ID
  • app: fix usage help of options separated by dashes
  • app/pipeline: fix build with gcc 10
  • app: remove extra new line after link duplex
  • app/testpmd: add parsing for QinQ VLAN headers
  • app/testpmd: fix DCB set
  • app/testpmd: fix memory failure handling for i40e DDP
  • app/testpmd: fix PPPoE flow command
  • app/testpmd: fix statistics after reset
  • baseband/turbo_sw: fix exposed LLR decimals assumption
  • bbdev: fix doxygen comments
  • build: disable gcc 10 zero-length-bounds warning
  • build: fix linker warnings with clang on Windows
  • build: support MinGW-w64 with Meson
  • buildtools: get static mlx dependencies for meson
  • bus/fslmc: fix dereferencing null pointer
  • bus/fslmc: fix size of qman fq descriptor
  • bus/pci: fix devargs on probing again
  • bus/pci: fix UIO resource access from secondary process
  • bus/vmbus: fix comment spelling
  • ci: fix telemetry dependency in Travis
  • common/iavf: update copyright
  • common/mlx5: fix build with -fno-common
  • common/mlx5: fix build with rdma-core 21
  • common/mlx5: fix netlink buffer allocation from stack
  • common/mlx5: fix umem buffer alignment
  • common/octeontx: fix gcc 9.1 ABI break
  • common/qat: fix GEN3 marketing name
  • contigmem: cleanup properly when load fails
  • crypto/caam_jr: fix check of file descriptors
  • crypto/caam_jr: fix IRQ functions return type
  • crypto/ccp: fix fd leak on probe failure
  • cryptodev: add asymmetric session-less feature name
  • cryptodev: fix missing device id range checking
  • cryptodev: fix SHA-1 digest enum comment
  • crypto/kasumi: fix extern declaration
  • crypto/nitrox: fix CSR register address generation
  • crypto/nitrox: fix oversized device name
  • crypto/octeontx2: fix build with gcc 10
  • crypto/openssl: fix out-of-place encryption
  • crypto/qat: fix cipher descriptor for ZUC and SNOW
  • crypto/qat: support plain SHA1..SHA512 hashes
  • devtools: fix symbol map change check
  • doc: add i40e limitation for flow director
  • doc: add NASM installation steps
  • doc: fix API index
  • doc: fix build issue in ABI guide
  • doc: fix build with doxygen 1.8.18
  • doc: fix default symbol binding in ABI guide
  • doc: fix log level example in Linux guide
  • doc: fix LTO config option
  • doc: fix matrix CSS for recent sphinx
  • doc: fix multicast filter feature announcement
  • doc: fix number of failsafe sub-devices
  • doc: fix reference in ABI guide
  • doc: fix sphinx compatibility
  • doc: fix typo in contributors guide
  • doc: fix typo in contributors guide
  • doc: fix typos in ABI policy
  • doc: prefer https when pointing to dpdk.org
  • drivers: add crypto as dependency for event drivers
  • drivers/crypto: disable gcc 10 no-common errors
  • drivers/crypto: fix build with make 4.3
  • drivers/crypto: fix log type variables for -fno-common
  • drivers: fix log type variables for -fno-common
  • eal/arm64: fix precise TSC
  • eal: fix C++17 compilation
  • eal: fix comments spelling
  • eal: fix log message print for regex
  • eal: fix PRNG init with HPET enabled
  • eal: fix typo in endian conversion macros
  • eal/freebsd: fix queuing duplicate alarm callbacks
  • eal/ppc: fix bool type after altivec include
  • eal/ppc: fix build with gcc 9.3
  • eal/x86: ignore gcc 10 stringop-overflow warnings
  • ethdev: fix build when vtune profiling is on
  • ethdev: fix spelling
  • eventdev: fix probe and remove for secondary process
  • event/dsw: avoid reusing previously recorded events
  • event/dsw: fix enqueue burst return value
  • event/dsw: remove redundant control ring poll
  • event/dsw: remove unnecessary read barrier
  • event/octeontx2: fix build for O1 optimization
  • event/octeontx2: fix queue removal from Rx adapter
  • examples/eventdev: fix build with gcc 10
  • examples/eventdev: fix crash on exit
  • examples/fips_validation: fix parsing of algorithms
  • examples/ip_pipeline: remove check of null response
  • examples/ipsec-gw: fix gcc 10 maybe-uninitialized warning
  • examples/kni: fix crash during MTU set
  • examples/kni: fix MTU change to setup Tx queue
  • examples/l2fwd-keepalive: fix mbuf pool size
  • examples/qos_sched: fix build with gcc 10
  • examples: remove extra new line after link duplex
  • examples/vhost_blk: fix build with gcc 10
  • examples/vmdq: fix output of pools/queues
  • examples/vmdq: fix RSS configuration
  • examples/vm_power: drop Unix path limit redefinition
  • examples/vm_power: fix build with -fno-common
  • fib: fix headers for C++ support
  • fix same typo in multiple places
  • fix various typos found by Lintian
  • ipsec: check SAD lookup error
  • ipsec: fix build dependency on hash lib
  • kvargs: fix buffer overflow when parsing list
  • kvargs: fix invalid token parsing on FreeBSD
  • kvargs: fix strcmp helper documentation
  • log: fix level picked with globbing on type register
  • lpm6: fix comments spelling
  • lpm6: fix size of tbl8 group
  • mem: fix overflow on allocation
  • mem: mark pages as not accessed when freeing memory
  • mem: mark pages as not accessed when reserving VA
  • mempool/dpaa2: install missing header with meson
  • mempool/octeontx2: fix build for gcc O1 optimization
  • mempool: remove inline functions from export list
  • mem: preallocate VA space in no-huge mode
  • mk: fix static linkage of mlx dependency
  • net/avp: fix gcc 10 maybe-uninitialized warning
  • net/bnxt: do not use PMD log type
  • net/bnxt: fix error log for command timeout
  • net/bnxt: fix FW version query
  • net/bnxt: fix HWRM command during FW reset
  • net/bnxt: fix max ring count
  • net/bnxt: fix memory leak during queue restart
  • net/bnxt: fix number of TQM ring
  • net/bnxt: fix port start failure handling
  • net/bnxt: fix possible stack smashing
  • net/bnxt: fix Rx ring producer index
  • net/bnxt: fix storing MAC address twice
  • net/bnxt: fix TQM ring context memory size
  • net/bnxt: fix using RSS config struct
  • net/bnxt: fix VLAN add when port is stopped
  • net/bnxt: fix VNIC Rx queue count on VNIC free
  • net/bnxt: use true/false for bool types
  • net/dpaa2: fix 10G port negotiation
  • net/dpaa2: fix congestion ID for multiple traffic classes
  • net/dpaa: use dynamic log type
  • net/e1000: fix port hotplug for multi-process
  • net/ena/base: fix documentation of functions
  • net/ena/base: fix indentation in CQ polling
  • net/ena/base: fix indentation of multiple defines
  • net/ena/base: fix testing for supported hash function
  • net/ena/base: make allocation macros thread-safe
  • net/ena/base: prevent allocation of zero sized memory
  • net/ena: fix build for O1 optimization
  • net/ena: set IO ring size to valid value
  • net/enetc: fix Rx lock-up
  • net/enic: fix flow action reordering
  • net/failsafe: fix fd leak
  • net/hinic: allocate IO memory with socket id
  • net/hinic/base: fix PF firmware hot-active problem
  • net/hinic/base: fix port start during FW hot update
  • net/hinic: fix LRO
  • net/hinic: fix queues resource free
  • net/hinic: fix repeating cable log and length check
  • net/hinic: fix snprintf length of cable info
  • net/hinic: fix TSO
  • net/hinic: fix Tx mbuf length while copying
  • net/hns3: add free threshold in Rx
  • net/hns3: add RSS hash offload to capabilities
  • net/hns3: clear residual flow rules on init
  • net/hns3: fix configuring illegal VLAN PVID
  • net/hns3: fix configuring RSS hash when rules are flushed
  • net/hns3: fix crash when flushing RSS flow rules with FLR
  • net/hns3: fix default error code of command interface
  • net/hns3: fix default VLAN filter configuration for PF
  • net/hns3: fix mailbox opcode data type
  • net/hns3: fix MSI-X interrupt during initialization
  • net/hns3: fix packets offload features flags in Rx
  • net/hns3: fix promiscuous mode for PF
  • net/hns3: fix return value of setting VLAN offload
  • net/hns3: fix return value when clearing statistics
  • net/hns3: fix RSS indirection table configuration
  • net/hns3: fix RSS key length
  • net/hns3: fix Rx interrupt after reset
  • net/hns3: fix status after repeated resets
  • net/hns3: fix Tx interrupt when enabling Rx interrupt
  • net/hns3: fix VLAN filter when setting promisucous mode
  • net/hns3: fix VLAN PVID when configuring device
  • net/hns3: reduce judgements of free Tx ring space
  • net/hns3: remove one IO barrier in Rx
  • net/hns3: remove unnecessary assignments in Tx
  • net/hns3: replace memory barrier with data dependency order
  • net/hns3: support different numbers of Rx and Tx queues
  • net/hns3: support Rx interrupt
  • net/i40e/base: update copyright
  • net/i40e: fix flow director enabling
  • net/i40e: fix flow director for ARP packets
  • net/i40e: fix flow director initialisation
  • net/i40e: fix flush of flow director filter
  • net/i40e: fix queue region in RSS flow
  • net/i40e: fix queue related exception handling
  • net/i40e: fix setting L2TAG
  • net/i40e: fix wild pointer
  • net/i40e: fix X722 performance
  • net/i40e: relax barrier in Tx
  • net/i40e: relax barrier in Tx for NEON
  • net/iavf: fix link speed
  • net/iavf: fix setting L2TAG
  • net/iavf: fix stats query error code
  • net/ice: add action number check for switch
  • net/ice/base: check memory pointer before copying
  • net/ice/base: fix binary order for GTPU filter
  • net/ice/base: fix MAC write command
  • net/ice/base: fix uninitialized stack variables
  • net/ice/base: minor fixes
  • net/ice/base: read PSM clock frequency from register
  • net/ice/base: remove unused code in switch rule
  • net/ice/base: update copyright
  • net/ice: change default tunnel type
  • net/ice: fix crash in switch filter
  • net/ice: fix hash flow crash
  • net/ice: fix input set of VLAN item
  • net/ice: fix RSS advanced rule
  • net/ice: fix RSS for GTPU
  • net/ice: fix setting L2TAG
  • net/ice: fix variable initialization
  • net/ice: remove bulk alloc option
  • net/ice: remove unnecessary variable
  • net/ice: support mark only action for flow director
  • net/ipn3ke: use control thread to check link status
  • net/ixgbe/base: update copyright
  • net/ixgbe: check driver type in MACsec API
  • net/ixgbe: fix link state timing on fiber ports
  • net/ixgbe: fix link status after port reset
  • net/ixgbe: fix link status inconsistencies
  • net/ixgbe: fix link status synchronization on BSD
  • net/ixgbe: fix resource leak after thread exits normally
  • net/ixgbe: fix statistics in flow control mode
  • net/memif: fix init when already connected
  • net/memif: fix resource leak
  • net/mlx4: fix build with -fno-common
  • net/mlx4: fix drop queue error handling
  • net/mlx5: add device parameter for MPRQ stride size
  • net/mlx5: add multi-segment packets in MPRQ mode
  • net/mlx5: enable MPRQ multi-stride operations
  • net/mlx5: fix actions validation on root table
  • net/mlx5: fix assert in doorbell lookup
  • net/mlx5: fix assert in dynamic metadata handling
  • net/mlx5: fix assert in modify converting
  • net/mlx5: fix build with separate glue lib for dlopen
  • net/mlx5: fix call to modify action without init item
  • net/mlx5: fix counter container usage
  • net/mlx5: fix crash when releasing meter table
  • net/mlx5: fix CVLAN tag set in IP item translation
  • net/mlx5: fix doorbell bitmap management offsets
  • net/mlx5: fix gcc 10 enum-conversion warning
  • net/mlx5: fix header modify action validation
  • net/mlx5: fix imissed counter overflow
  • net/mlx5: fix jump table leak
  • net/mlx5: fix mask used for IPv6 item validation
  • net/mlx5: fix matching for UDP tunnels with Verbs
  • net/mlx5: fix match on empty VLAN item in DV mode
  • net/mlx5: fix metadata for compressed Rx CQEs
  • net/mlx5: fix meter color register consideration
  • net/mlx5: fix meter suffix table leak
  • net/mlx5: fix packet length assert in MPRQ
  • net/mlx5: fix push VLAN action to use item info
  • net/mlx5: fix RSS enablement
  • net/mlx5: fix RSS key copy to TIR context
  • net/mlx5: fix Tx queue release debug log timing
  • net/mlx5: fix validation of push VLAN without full mask
  • net/mlx5: fix validation of VXLAN/VXLAN-GPE specs
  • net/mlx5: fix VLAN flow action with wildcard VLAN item
  • net/mlx5: fix VLAN ID check
  • net/mlx5: fix VLAN PCP item calculation
  • net/mlx5: fix zero metadata action
  • net/mlx5: fix zero value validation for metadata
  • net/mlx5: improve logging of MPRQ selection
  • net/mlx5: reduce Tx completion index memory loads
  • net/mlx5: set dynamic flow metadata in Rx queues
  • net/mlx5: update VLAN and encap actions validation
  • net/mlx5: use open/read/close for ib stats query
  • net/mvneta: do not use PMD log type
  • net/mvpp2: fix build with gcc 10
  • net/netvsc: avoid possible live lock
  • net/netvsc: do not configure RSS if disabled
  • net/netvsc: do RSS across Rx queue only
  • net/netvsc: fix comment spelling
  • net/netvsc: fix memory free on device close
  • net/netvsc: handle Rx packets during multi-channel setup
  • net/netvsc: handle Tx completions based on burst size
  • net/netvsc: propagate descriptor limits from VF
  • net/netvsc: remove process event optimization
  • net/netvsc: split send buffers from Tx descriptors
  • net/nfp: fix dangling pointer on probe failure
  • net/nfp: fix log format specifiers
  • net/null: fix secondary burst function selection
  • net/null: remove redundant check
  • net/octeontx2: disable unnecessary error interrupts
  • net/octeontx2: enable error and RAS interrupt in configure
  • net/octeontx2: fix buffer size assignment
  • net/octeontx2: fix device configuration sequence
  • net/octeontx2: fix link information for loopback port
  • net/octeontx: fix dangling pointer on init failure
  • net/octeontx: fix meson build for disabled drivers
  • net/pfe: do not use PMD log type
  • net/pfe: fix double free of MAC address
  • net/qede: fix link state configuration
  • net/qede: fix port reconfiguration
  • net/ring: fix device pointer on allocation
  • net/sfc/base: fix build when EVB is enabled
  • net/sfc/base: fix manual filter delete in EF10
  • net/sfc/base: handle manual and auto filter clashes in EF10
  • net/sfc/base: reduce filter priorities to implemented only
  • net/sfc/base: refactor filter lookup loop in EF10
  • net/sfc/base: reject automatic filter creation by users
  • net/sfc/base: use simpler EF10 family conditional check
  • net/sfc/base: use simpler EF10 family run-time checks
  • net/sfc: fix initialization error path
  • net/sfc: fix promiscuous and allmulticast toggles errors
  • net/sfc: fix reported promiscuous/multicast mode
  • net/sfc: fix Rx queue start failure path
  • net/sfc: set priority of created filters to manual
  • net/softnic: fix memory leak for thread
  • net/softnic: fix resource leak for pipeline
  • net/tap: do not use PMD log type
  • net/tap: fix check for mbuf number of segment
  • net/tap: fix crash in flow destroy
  • net/tap: fix fd leak on creation failure
  • net/tap: fix file close on remove
  • net/tap: fix mbuf and mem leak during queue release
  • net/tap: fix mbuf double free when writev fails
  • net/tap: fix queues fd check before close
  • net/tap: fix unexpected link handler
  • net/tap: remove unused assert
  • net/thunderx: use dynamic log type
  • net/vhost: fix potential memory leak on close
  • net/virtio: do not use PMD log type
  • net/virtio: fix crash when device reconnecting
  • net/virtio: fix outdated comment
  • net/virtio: fix unexpected event after reconnect
  • net/virtio-user: fix devargs parsing
  • net/vmxnet3: fix RSS setting on v4
  • net/vmxnet3: handle bad host framing
  • pci: accept 32-bit domain numbers
  • pci: fix build on FreeBSD
  • pci: fix build on ppc
  • pci: reject negative values in PCI id
  • pci: remove unneeded includes in public header file
  • remove references to private PCI probe function
  • Revert “common/qat: fix GEN3 marketing name”
  • Revert “net/bnxt: fix number of TQM ring”
  • Revert “net/bnxt: fix TQM ring context memory size”
  • security: fix crash at accessing non-implemented ops
  • security: fix return types in documentation
  • security: fix session counter
  • security: fix verification of parameters
  • service: fix crash on exit
  • service: fix identification of service running on other lcore
  • service: fix race condition for MT unsafe service
  • service: remove rte prefix from static functions
  • telemetry: fix port stats retrieval
  • test/crypto: fix flag check
  • test/crypto: fix statistics case
  • test: fix build with gcc 10
  • test/flow_classify: enable multi-sockets system
  • test/ipsec: fix crash in session destroy
  • test/kvargs: fix invalid cases check
  • test/kvargs: fix to consider empty elements as valid
  • test: load drivers when required
  • test: remove redundant macro
  • test: skip some subtests in no-huge mode
  • timer: protect initialization with lock
  • usertools: check for pci.ids in /usr/share/misc
  • vfio: fix race condition with sysfs
  • vfio: fix use after free with multiprocess
  • vhost/crypto: add missing user protocol flag
  • vhost: fix packed ring zero-copy
  • vhost: fix peer close check
  • vhost: fix shadowed descriptors not flushed
  • vhost: fix shadow update
  • vhost: fix zero-copy server mode
  • vhost: handle mbuf allocation failure
  • vhost: make IOTLB cache name unique among processes
  • vhost: prevent zero-copy with incompatible client mode
  • vhost: remove unused variable

1.10.2. 19.11.3 Validation

  • Intel(R) Testing

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

      • vhost/virtio basic loopback, PVP and performance test
      • cryptodev Function/Performance
  • 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
      • Driver MLNX_OFED_LINUX-5.0-2.1.8.0
      • fw 16.27.2008
    • ConnectX-4 Lx

      • RHEL 7.4
      • Driver MLNX_OFED_LINUX-5.0-2.1.8.0
      • fw 14.27.1016
  • 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
      • Allocate memory from the NUMA node which Virtio device locates
  • Intel(R) Testing with Open vSwitch

    • OVS testing with OVS branches master and 2.13 with VSPERF

    • Tested NICs

      • i40e (X710)
      • ixgbe (82599ES)
      • ice
      • vhost
    • Functionality

      • P2P
      • PVP
      • PVPV
      • PVVP
      • Multiqueue RSS
      • Vhost reconnect
      • Jumbo frames 1500, 6000, 9702
  • Microsoft(R) Testing

    • Platform

      • Azure
        • Ubuntu 16.04-LTS
        • Ubuntu 18.04-DAILY-LTS
        • RHEL 7-RAW
        • RHEL 7.5
        • CentOS 7.5
        • SLES-15-sp1 gen1
      • Mellanox(R) ConnectX-4

      • LISAv2 test framework

    • Functionality

      • VERIFY-DPDK-COMPLIANCE - verifies kernel is supported and that the build is successful
      • VERIFY-DPDK-BUILD-AND-TESTPMD-TEST - verifies using testpmd that packets can be sent from a VM to another VM
      • VERIFY-SRIOV-FAILSAFE-FOR-DPDK - disables/enables Accelerated Networking for the NICs under test and makes sure DPDK works in both scenarios
      • VERIFY-DPDK-FAILSAFE-DURING-TRAFFIC - disables/enables Accelerated Networking for the NICs while generating traffic using testpmd
      • PERF-DPDK-FWD-PPS-DS15 - verifies DPDK forwarding performance using testpmd on 2, 4, 8 cores, rx and io mode on size Standard_DS15_v2
      • PERF-DPDK-SINGLE-CORE-PPS-DS4 - verifies DPDK performance using testpmd on 1 core, rx and io mode on size Standard_DS4_v2
      • PERF-DPDK-SINGLE-CORE-PPS-DS15 - verifies DPDK performance using testpmd on 1 core, rx and io mode on size Standard_DS15_v2
      • PERF-DPDK-MULTICORE-PPS-DS15 - verifies DPDK performance using testpmd on 2, 4, 8 cores, rx and io mode on size Standard_DS15_v2
      • PERF-DPDK-MULTICORE-PPS-F32 - verifies DPDK performance using testpmd on 2, 4, 8, 16 cores, rx and io mode on size Standard_F32s_v2
      • DPDK-RING-LATENCY - verifies DPDK CPU latency using dpdk-ring-ping
      • VERIFY-DPDK-PRIMARY-SECONDARY-PROCESSES - verifies primary / secondary processes support for DPDK. Runs only on RHEL and Ubuntu distros with Linux kernel >= 4.20
      • VERIFY-DPDK-OVS - builds OVS with DPDK support and tests if the OVS DPDK ports can be created. Runs only on Ubuntu distro.

1.11. 19.11.4 Release Notes

1.11.1. 19.11.4 Fixes

  • app/eventdev: fix capability check in pipeline ATQ test
  • app/testpmd: fix burst percentage calculation
  • app/testpmd: fix CPU cycles per packet stats on Tx modes
  • app/testpmd: fix error detection in MTU command
  • app/testpmd: fix memory leak on error path
  • app/testpmd: fix stats error message
  • app/testpmd: remove hardcoded descriptors limit
  • app/testpmd: use clock time in throughput calculation
  • avoid libfdt checks adding full paths to pkg-config
  • bpf: fix add/sub min/max estimations
  • build: fix drivers library path on Windows
  • bus/dpaa: fix iterating on a class type
  • bus/fslmc: fix getting FD error
  • bus/fslmc: fix iterating on a class type
  • bus/fslmc: fix memory leak in secondary process
  • bus/pci: fix VF memory access
  • bus/vdev: fix a typo in doxygen comment
  • bus/vmbus: fix ring buffer mapping
  • cfgfile: fix stack buffer underflow
  • common/cpt: fix encryption offset
  • common/dpaax: fix 12-bit null auth case
  • common/mlx5: fix code arrangement in tag allocation
  • common/mlx5: fix queue doorbell record size
  • common/mlx5: fix void parameters in glue wrappers
  • common/octeontx2: fix crash on running procinfo
  • common/qat: fix uninitialized variable
  • common/qat: get firmware version
  • common/qat: move max inflights param into qp
  • common/qat: remove tail write coalescing
  • common/qat: support dual threads for enqueue/dequeue
  • crypto/armv8: remove debug option
  • crypto/armv8: use dedicated log type
  • crypto/dpaa2_sec: fix HFN override
  • crypto/dpaax_sec: fix 18-bit PDCP cases with HFN override
  • crypto/dpaax_sec: fix inline query for descriptors
  • crypto/qat: add minimum enq threshold
  • crypto/qat: fix AES-XTS capabilities
  • crypto/qat: handle mixed hash-cipher on GEN2
  • crypto/qat: handle mixed hash-cipher requests on GEN3
  • devtools: fix path in forbidden token check
  • doc: add RIB and FIB into the API index
  • doc: fix a typo in mlx5 guide
  • doc: fix doc build after qat threshold patch
  • doc: fix ethtool app path
  • doc: fix reference to master process
  • doc: fix some typos in Linux guide
  • doc: fix typo in bbdev test guide
  • doc: rebuild with meson whenever a file changes
  • doc: update build instructions in the Linux guide
  • drivers/crypto: add missing OOP feature flag
  • drivers/net: fix exposing internal headers
  • drivers/qat: add handling of capabilities in multi process
  • drivers/qat: add multi process handling of driver id
  • drivers/qat: improve multi process on qat
  • eal/arm: add vcopyq intrinsic for aarch32
  • eal/armv8: fix timer frequency calibration with PMU
  • eal: fix lcore accessors for non-EAL threads
  • eal: fix parentheses in alignment macros
  • eal: fix uuid header dependencies
  • eal/linux: fix epoll fd list rebuild for interrupts
  • eal: remove redundant newline in alert message
  • eal/windows: fix symbol export
  • ethdev: fix data room size verification in Rx queue setup
  • ethdev: fix log type for some error messages
  • ethdev: fix VLAN offloads set if no relative capabilities
  • eventdev: fix race condition on timer list counter
  • eventdev: relax SMP barriers with C11 atomics
  • eventdev: remove redundant reset on timer cancel
  • eventdev: use C11 atomics for lcore timer armed flag
  • event/dpaa2: add all-types queue capability flag
  • event/dpaa: remove dead code
  • event/octeontx2: fix device reconfigure
  • event/octeontx2: fix sub event type
  • examples: add flush after stats printing
  • examples/eventdev: fix 32-bit coremask
  • examples/fips_validation: fix count overwrite for TDES
  • examples/fips_validation: fix parsing of TDES vectors
  • examples/fips_validation: fix TDES interim callback
  • examples/packet_ordering: use proper exit method
  • hash: fix out-of-memory handling in hash creation
  • kni: fix reference to master/slave process
  • lib: remind experimental status in headers
  • mbuf: fix boundary check at dynamic field registration
  • mbuf: fix dynamic field dump log
  • mbuf: fix error code in dynamic field/flag registration
  • mbuf: fix free space update for dynamic field
  • mbuf: remove unused next member in dynamic flag/field
  • mem: fix 32-bit init config with meson
  • mempool: fix allocation in memzone during retry
  • meter: remove inline functions from export list
  • net/af_packet: fix check of file descriptors
  • net/af_packet: fix memory leak on init failure
  • net/af_packet: fix munmap on init failure
  • net/af_xdp: remove mempool freeing on umem destruction
  • net/bnxt: fix flow error on filter creation
  • net/bnxt: fix freeing filters on flow creation failure
  • net/bnxt: fix logical AND in if condition
  • net/bnxt: fix performance for Arm
  • net/bnxt: fix unnecessary HWRM command
  • net/bnxt: remove unused enum declaration
  • net/bonding: change state machine to defaulted
  • net/bonding: delete redundant code
  • net/bonding: fix dead loop on RSS RETA update
  • net/bonding: fix error code on device creation
  • net/bonding: fix LACP negotiation
  • net/bonding: fix MAC address when one port resets
  • net/bonding: fix MAC address when switching active port
  • net/bonding: fix socket ID check
  • net/cxgbe: fix CLIP leak in filter error path
  • net/cxgbe: fix double MPS alloc by flow validate and create
  • net/cxgbe: fix L2T leak in filter error and free path
  • net/dpaa: fix FD offset data type
  • net/e1000: fix crash on Tx done clean up
  • net/e1000: report VLAN extend capability
  • net/failsafe: fix RSS RETA size info
  • net: fix checksum on big endian CPUs
  • net: fix IPv4 checksum
  • net: fix pedantic build
  • net: fix unneeded replacement of TCP checksum 0
  • net/hinic/base: avoid system time jump
  • net/hinic/base: check output of management sync channel
  • net/hinic/base: remove unused function parameters
  • net/hinic: check memory allocations in flow creation
  • net/hinic: fix setting promiscuous mode
  • net/hinic: optimize Rx performance for x86
  • net/hns3: add RSS hash offload to Rx configuration
  • net/hns3: check multi-process action register result
  • net/hns3: clear promiscuous on PF uninit
  • net/hns3: clear residual hardware configurations on init
  • net/hns3: fix adding multicast MAC address
  • net/hns3: fix flow director error message
  • net/hns3: fix key length when configuring RSS
  • net/hns3: fix RSS configuration on empty RSS type
  • net/hns3: fix Rx buffer size
  • net/hns3: fix Tx less than 60 bytes
  • net/hns3: fix unintended sign extension in dump operation
  • net/hns3: fix unintended sign extension in fd operation
  • net/hns3: fix VLAN strip configuration when setting PVID
  • net/hns3: fix VLAN tags reported in Rx
  • net/hns3: get link status change through mailbox
  • net/hns3: ignore function return on reset error path
  • net/hns3: optimize default RSS algorithm
  • net/hns3: remove restriction on setting VF MTU
  • net/hns3: remove unnecessary branch
  • net/hns3: remove unsupported VLAN capabilities
  • net/i40e: enable NEON Rx/Tx in meson
  • net/i40e: enable QinQ stripping
  • net/i40e: fix binding interrupt without MSI-X vector
  • net/i40e: fix filter pctype
  • net/i40e: fix flow director MSI-X resource allocation
  • net/i40e: fix flow director Rx writeback packet
  • net/i40e: fix getting EEPROM information
  • net/i40e: fix queue pairs configuration in VF
  • net/i40e: remove duplicate tunnel type check
  • net/i40e: report VLAN filter capability
  • net/i40e: support aarch32
  • net/iavf: fix RSS RETA after restart
  • net/iavf: fix uninitialized variable
  • net/ice: add input set byte number check
  • net/ice: add memory allocation check in RSS init
  • net/ice/base: fix GTP-U inner RSS IPv4 IPv6 co-exist
  • net/ice/base: fix initializing resource for field vector
  • net/ice/base: fix memory leak on error path
  • net/ice/base: fix memory leak on GTPU RSS
  • net/ice/base: fix reference count on VSI list update
  • net/ice/base: fix return value
  • net/ice/base: fix RSS interference
  • net/ice/base: fix RSS removal for GTP-U
  • net/ice/base: fix VSI ID mask to 10 bits
  • net/ice: calculate TCP header size for offload
  • net/ice: fix bytes statistics
  • net/ice: fix error log in generic flow
  • net/ice: fix memory leak when releasing VSI
  • net/ice: fix switch action number check
  • net/ice: fix TCP checksum offload
  • net/ice: fix Tx hang with TSO
  • net/ice: revert fake TSO fixes
  • net/ixgbe/base: fix host interface shadow RAM read
  • net/ixgbe/base: fix infinite recursion on PCIe link down
  • net/ixgbe/base: fix x550em 10G NIC link status
  • net/ixgbe/base: remove dead code
  • net/ixgbe: fix flow control status
  • net/ixgbe: fix include of vector header file
  • net/ixgbe: fix MAC control frame forward
  • net/ixgbe: report 10Mbps link speed for x553
  • net/kni: set packet input port in Rx
  • net/mlx4: optimize stack memory size in probe
  • net/mlx5: do not select legacy MPW implicitly
  • net/mlx5: fix counter query
  • net/mlx5: fix crash in NVGRE item translation
  • net/mlx5: fix descriptors number adjustment
  • net/mlx5: fix flow items size calculation
  • net/mlx5: fix flow META item validation
  • net/mlx5: fix hairpin Rx queue creation error flow
  • net/mlx5: fix hairpin Tx queue creation error flow
  • net/mlx5: fix HW counters path in switchdev mode
  • net/mlx5: fix initialization of steering registers
  • net/mlx5: fix interrupt installation timing
  • net/mlx5: fix iterator type in Rx queue management
  • net/mlx5: fix LRO checksum
  • net/mlx5: fix metadata storing for NEON Rx
  • net/mlx5: fix secondary process resources release
  • net/mlx5: fix tunnel flow priority
  • net/mlx5: fix typos in meter error messages
  • net/mlx5: fix UAR lock sharing for multiport devices
  • net/mlx5: fix unnecessary init in mark conversion
  • net/mlx5: fix unreachable MPLS error path
  • net/mlx5: fix vectorized Rx burst termination
  • net/mlx5: fix VF MAC address set over BlueField
  • net/mlx5: fix VLAN pop with decap action validation
  • net/mlx5: fix VLAN push action on hairpin queue
  • net/mlx5: remove ineffective increment in hairpin split
  • net/mlx5: remove needless Tx queue initialization check
  • net/mlx5: remove redundant newline from logs
  • net/mvpp2: fix non-EAL thread support
  • net/netvsc: do not query VF link state
  • net/netvsc: do not spin forever waiting for reply
  • net/netvsc: fix chimney index
  • net/netvsc: fix crash during Tx
  • net/netvsc: fix underflow when Rx external mbuf
  • net/netvsc: fix warning when VF is removed
  • net/nfp: fix RSS hash configuration reporting
  • net/octeontx2: fix DMAC filtering
  • net/qede: fix multicast drop in promiscuous mode
  • net/qede: remove dead code
  • net/sfc: do not enforce hash offload in RSS multi-queue
  • net/virtio-user: check tap system call setting
  • net/virtio-user: fix status management
  • pci: fix address domain format size
  • rawdev: allow getting info for unknown device
  • rawdev: export dump function in map file
  • rawdev: fill NUMA socket ID in info
  • rawdev: remove remaining experimental tags
  • raw/ifpga/base: fix NIOS SPI init
  • raw/ifpga/base: fix SPI transaction
  • rib: add C++ include guard
  • sched: fix 64-bit rate
  • sched: fix port time rounding
  • sched: fix subport freeing
  • service: fix C++ linkage
  • service: fix core mapping reset
  • service: fix lcore iteration
  • test: allow no-huge mode for fast-tests
  • test/bpf: fix few small issues
  • test/crypto: add mixed encypted-digest
  • test/crypto: change cipher offset for ESN vector
  • test/crypto: fix asymmetric session mempool creation
  • test/cycles: restore default delay callback
  • test: fix build with ring PMD but no bond PMD
  • test: fix rpath for drivers with meson
  • test/hash: move lock-free tests to perf tests
  • test/mbuf: fix a dynamic flag log
  • test/ring: fix statistics in bulk enq/dequeue
  • version: 19.11.4-rc1
  • vfio: map contiguous areas in one go
  • vfio: remove unused variable
  • vhost: fix double-free with zero-copy
  • vhost: fix features definition location
  • vhost: fix virtio ready flag check
  • vhost: remove zero-copy and client mode restriction

1.11.2. 19.11.4 Validation

  • Canonical(R) Testing

    • Build tests on all Ubuntu architectures
    • OVS-DPDK tests on x86_64
  • Red Hat(R) Testing

    • Platform

      • RHEL 8
      • Kernel 4.18
      • Qemu 5.1
      • 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
      • Allocate memory from the NUMA node which Virtio device locates
      • Host PF + DPDK testing
      • Host VF + DPDK testing
  • Intel(R) Testing

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

      • vhost/virtio basic loopback, PVP and performance test
      • cryptodev Function/Performance
  • Intel(R) Testing with Open vSwitch

    • OVS testing with OVS branches master and 2.13 with VSPERF

    • Tested NICs

      • i40e (X710)
      • ixgbe (82599ES)
      • ice
      • vhost user client
    • Functionality

      • Performance tests
      • vHost zero-copy
      • Flow control
      • RSS
      • Partial HW offloading
  • 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
      • Driver MLNX_OFED_LINUX-5.1-0.6.6.0
      • fw 16.28.1002
    • ConnectX-4 Lx

      • RHEL 7.4
      • Driver MLNX_OFED_LINUX-5.1-0.6.6.0
      • fw 14.28.1002
  • Microsoft(R) Testing

    • Platform

      • Azure
        • Ubuntu 16.04-LTS
        • Ubuntu 18.04-DAILY-LTS
        • RHEL 7-RAW
        • RHEL 7.5
        • CentOS 7.5
        • SLES-15-sp1 gen1
      • Mellanox(R) ConnectX-4

      • LISAv2 test framework

    • Functionality

      • VERIFY-DPDK-COMPLIANCE - verifies kernel is supported and that the build is successful
      • VERIFY-DPDK-BUILD-AND-TESTPMD-TEST - verifies using testpmd that packets can be sent from a VM to another VM
      • VERIFY-SRIOV-FAILSAFE-FOR-DPDK - disables/enables Accelerated Networking for the NICs under test and makes sure DPDK works in both scenarios
      • VERIFY-DPDK-FAILSAFE-DURING-TRAFFIC - disables/enables Accelerated Networking for the NICs while generating traffic using testpmd
      • PERF-DPDK-FWD-PPS-DS15 - verifies DPDK forwarding performance using testpmd on 2, 4, 8 cores, rx and io mode on size Standard_DS15_v2
      • PERF-DPDK-SINGLE-CORE-PPS-DS4 - verifies DPDK performance using testpmd on 1 core, rx and io mode on size Standard_DS4_v2
      • PERF-DPDK-SINGLE-CORE-PPS-DS15 - verifies DPDK performance using testpmd on 1 core, rx and io mode on size Standard_DS15_v2
      • PERF-DPDK-MULTICORE-PPS-DS15 - verifies DPDK performance using testpmd on 2, 4, 8 cores, rx and io mode on size Standard_DS15_v2
      • PERF-DPDK-MULTICORE-PPS-F32 - verifies DPDK performance using testpmd on 2, 4, 8, 16 cores, rx and io mode on size Standard_F32s_v2
      • DPDK-RING-LATENCY - verifies DPDK CPU latency using dpdk-ring-ping
      • VERIFY-DPDK-PRIMARY-SECONDARY-PROCESSES - verifies primary / secondary processes support for DPDK. Runs only on RHEL and Ubuntu distros with Linux kernel >= 4.20
      • VERIFY-DPDK-OVS - builds OVS with DPDK support and tests if the OVS DPDK ports can be created. Runs only on Ubuntu distro.

1.11.3. 19.11.4 Known Issues

  • ICE

    • Exception on VF port reset
    • MD5 is not same between kernel ethtool and dpdk ethtool when testing userspace_ethtool/retrieve_eeprom
  • vhost/virtio

  • cryptodev

    • fips_cryptodev test fails for TDES
  • vdev_netvsc

    • hot-removal of VF driver can fail