RELENG_7 em problems (and RELENG_8)
jfvogel at gmail.com
Tue Aug 17 19:05:58 UTC 2010
Hmmm, interesting, I'll have to have some testing done, maybe for the 574 it
should automagically disable CSUM?
On Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 11:52 AM, Pyun YongHyeon <pyunyh at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 16, 2010 at 05:07:11PM -0400, Mike Tancsa wrote:
> > Hi Jack,
> > FYI, I am still seeing this same problem on RELENG_8 (code
> > as of today). Unfortunately I cant try Pyun's patch since the
> > underlying code has changed since then.
> > em4 at pci0:3:0:0: class=0x020000 card=0x34ec8086 chip=0x10d38086
> > rev=0x00 hdr=0x00
> > vendor = 'Intel Corporation'
> > device = 'Intel 82574L Gigabit Ethernet Controller (82574L)'
> > class = network
> > subclass = ethernet
> > cap 01[c8] = powerspec 2 supports D0 D3 current D0
> > cap 05[d0] = MSI supports 1 message, 64 bit enabled with 1 message
> > cap 10[e0] = PCI-Express 1 endpoint max data 128(256) link x1(x1)
> > cap 11[a0] = MSI-X supports 5 messages in map 0x1c
> > pci3: <ACPI PCI bus> on pcib3
> > em4: <Intel(R) PRO/1000 Network Connection 7.0.5> port 0x1000-0x101f
> > mem 0xb1900000-0xb191ffff,0xb1920000-0xb1923fff irq 16 at device 0.0 on
> > em4: Using MSI interrupt
> > em4: [FILTER]
> > em4: Ethernet address: 00:15:17:ed:3e:c4
> Here is updated patch for HEAD and stable/8.
> It seems to work as expected under my limited environments. If
> you're using multiple Tx queues with em(4) it would be better to
> disable Tx checksum offloading as driver always have to create a
> new checksum context for each frame. This will effectively disable
> pipelined Tx data DMA which in turn greatly slows down Tx
> performance for small sized frames. The reason driver have to
> create a new checksum context when it uses multiple Tx queues comes
> from hardware limitation. The controller tracks only for the last
> context descriptor that was written such that driver does not know
> the state of checksum context configured in other Tx queue.
> Hope this helps.
> > ---Mike
> > At 03:36 PM 7/2/2010, Pyun YongHyeon wrote:
> > >On Fri, Jul 02, 2010 at 01:39:22PM -0400, Mike Tancsa wrote:
> > >> Hi Jack,
> > >> Just a followup to the email below. I now saw what appears
> > >> to be the same problem on RELENG_8, but on a different nic and with
> > >> VLANs. So not sure if this is a general em problem, a problem
> > >> specific to some em NICs, or a TSO problem in general. The issue
> > >> seemed to be triggered when I added a new vlan based on
> > >>
> > >> em3 at pci0:14:0:0: class=0x020000 card=0x109a15d9
> > >> chip=0x109a8086 rev=0x00 hdr=0x00
> > >> vendor = 'Intel Corporation'
> > >> device = 'Intel PRO/1000 PL Network Adaptor (82573L)'
> > >> class = network
> > >> subclass = ethernet
> > >> cap 01[c8] = powerspec 2 supports D0 D3 current D0
> > >> cap 05[d0] = MSI supports 1 message, 64 bit enabled with 1 message
> > >> cap 10[e0] = PCI-Express 1 endpoint max data 128(256) link x1(x1)
> > >>
> > >> pci14: <ACPI PCI bus> on pcib5
> > >> em3: <Intel(R) PRO/1000 Network Connection 7.0.5> port 0x6000-0x601f
> > >> mem 0xe8300000-0xe831ffff irq 17 at device 0.0 on pci14
> > >> em3: Using MSI interrupt
> > >> em3: [FILTER]
> > >> em3: Ethernet address: 00:30:48:9f:eb:81
> > >>
> > >> em3: flags=8943<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,PROMISC,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST>
> > >> metric 0 mtu 1500
> > >> options=2098<VLAN_MTU,VLAN_HWTAGGING,VLAN_HWCSUM,WOL_MAGIC>
> > >> ether 00:30:48:9f:eb:81
> > >> inet 10.255.255.254 netmask 0xfffffffc broadcast
> > >> media: Ethernet autoselect (1000baseT <full-duplex>)
> > >> status: active
> > >>
> > >> I had to disable tso, rxcsum and txsum in order to see the devices on
> > >> the other side of the two vlans trunked off em3. Unfortunately, the
> > >> other sides were switches 100km and 500km away so I didnt have any
> > >> tcpdump capabilities to diagnose the issue. I had already created
> > >> one vlan off this NIC and all was fine. A few weeks later, I added a
> > >> new one and I could no longer telnet into the remote switches from
> > >> the local machine.... But, I could telnet into the switches from
> > >> machines not on the problem box. Hence, it would appear to be a
> > >> general TSO issue no ? I disabled tso on the nic (I didnt disable
> > >> net.inet.tcp.tso as I forgot about that).. Still nothing. I could
> > >> always ping the remote devices, but no tcp services. I then
> > >> remembered this issue from before, so I tried disabling tso on the
> > >> NIC. Still nothing. Then I disabled rxcsum and txcsum and I could
> > >> then telnet into the remote devices.
> > >>
> > >> This newly observed issue was from a buildworld on Mon Jun 14
> > >> 11:29:12 EDT 2010.
> > >>
> > >> I will try and recreate the issue locally again to see if I can
> > >> trigger the problem on demand. Any thoughts on what it might be ?
> > >> Perhaps an issue specific to certain em nics ?
> > >>
> > >
> > >http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/query-pr.cgi?pr=141843
> > >I'm not sure whether you're seeing the same issue though.
> > >I didn't have chance to try latest em(4) on stable/7.
> > --------------------------------------------------------------------
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