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QEDE Poll Mode Driver
======================

The QEDE poll mode driver library (**librte_pmd_qede**) implements support
for **QLogic FastLinQ QL4xxxx 10G/25G/40G/50G/100G CNA** family of adapters as well
as their virtual functions (VF) in SR-IOV context. It is supported on
several standard Linux distros like RHEL7.x, SLES12.x and Ubuntu.
It is compile-tested under FreeBSD OS.

More information can be found at `QLogic Corporation's Website
<http://www.qlogic.com>`_.

Supported Features
------------------

- Unicast/Multicast filtering
- Promiscuous mode
- Allmulti mode
- Port hardware statistics
- Jumbo frames
- VLAN offload - Filtering and stripping
- Stateless checksum offloads (IPv4/TCP/UDP)
- Multiple Rx/Tx queues
- RSS (with RETA/hash table/key)
- TSS
- Multiple MAC address
- Default pause flow control
- SR-IOV VF
- MTU change
- Multiprocess aware
- Scatter-Gather
- VXLAN tunneling offload
- N-tuple filter and flow director (limited support)
- LRO/TSO
- NPAR (NIC Partitioning)

Non-supported Features
----------------------

- SR-IOV PF
- GENEVE and NVGRE Tunneling offloads

Supported QLogic Adapters
-------------------------

- QLogic FastLinQ QL4xxxx 10G/25G/40G/50G/100G CNAs.

Prerequisites
-------------

- Requires firmware version **8.18.x.** and management firmware
  version **8.18.x or higher**. Firmware may be available
  inbox in certain newer Linux distros under the standard directory
  ``E.g. /lib/firmware/qed/qed_init_values-8.18.9.0.bin``

- If the required firmware files are not available then visit
  `QLogic Driver Download Center <http://driverdownloads.qlogic.com>`_.

Performance note
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

- For better performance, it is recommended to use 4K or higher RX/TX rings.

Config File Options
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The following options can be modified in the ``.config`` file. Please note that
enabling debugging options may affect system performance.

- ``CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_QEDE_PMD`` (default **y**)

  Toggle compilation of QEDE PMD driver.

- ``CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_QEDE_DEBUG_INFO`` (default **n**)

  Toggle display of generic debugging messages.

- ``CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_QEDE_DEBUG_DRIVER`` (default **n**)

  Toggle display of ecore related messages.

- ``CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_QEDE_DEBUG_TX`` (default **n**)

  Toggle display of transmit fast path run-time messages.

- ``CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_QEDE_DEBUG_RX`` (default **n**)

  Toggle display of receive fast path run-time messages.

- ``CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_QEDE_FW`` (default **""**)

  Gives absolute path of firmware file.
  ``Eg: "/lib/firmware/qed/qed_init_values_zipped-8.18.9.0.bin"``
  Empty string indicates driver will pick up the firmware file
  from the default location.

Driver compilation and testing
------------------------------

Refer to the document :ref:`compiling and testing a PMD for a NIC <pmd_build_and_test>`
for details.

SR-IOV: Prerequisites and Sample Application Notes
--------------------------------------------------

This section provides instructions to configure SR-IOV with Linux OS.

**Note**: librte_pmd_qede will be used to bind to SR-IOV VF device and Linux native kernel driver (QEDE) will function as SR-IOV PF driver. Requires PF driver to be 8.10.x.x or higher.

#. Verify SR-IOV and ARI capability is enabled on the adapter using ``lspci``:

   .. code-block:: console

      lspci -s <slot> -vvv

   Example output:

   .. code-block:: console

      [...]
      Capabilities: [1b8 v1] Alternative Routing-ID Interpretation (ARI)
      [...]
      Capabilities: [1c0 v1] Single Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV)
      [...]
      Kernel driver in use: igb_uio

#. Load the kernel module:

   .. code-block:: console

      modprobe qede

   Example output:

   .. code-block:: console

      systemd-udevd[4848]: renamed network interface eth0 to ens5f0
      systemd-udevd[4848]: renamed network interface eth1 to ens5f1

#. Bring up the PF ports:

   .. code-block:: console

      ifconfig ens5f0 up
      ifconfig ens5f1 up

#. Create VF device(s):

   Echo the number of VFs to be created into ``"sriov_numvfs"`` sysfs entry
   of the parent PF.

   Example output:

   .. code-block:: console

      echo 2 > /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:03.0/0000:81:00.0/sriov_numvfs


#. Assign VF MAC address:

   Assign MAC address to the VF using iproute2 utility. The syntax is::

      ip link set <PF iface> vf <VF id> mac <macaddr>

   Example output:

   .. code-block:: console

      ip link set ens5f0 vf 0 mac 52:54:00:2f:9d:e8


#. PCI Passthrough:

   The VF devices may be passed through to the guest VM using ``virt-manager`` or
   ``virsh``. QEDE PMD should be used to bind the VF devices in the guest VM
   using the instructions from Driver compilation and testing section above.


#. Running testpmd
   (Enable QEDE_DEBUG_INFO=y to view informational messages):

   Refer to the document
   :ref:`compiling and testing a PMD for a NIC <pmd_build_and_test>` to run
   ``testpmd`` application.

   Example output:

   .. code-block:: console

      testpmd -l 0,4-11 -n 4 -- -i --nb-cores=8 --portmask=0xf --rxd=4096 \
      --txd=4096 --txfreet=4068 --enable-rx-cksum --rxq=4 --txq=4 \
      --rss-ip --rss-udp

      [...]

    EAL: PCI device 0000:84:00.0 on NUMA socket 1
    EAL:   probe driver: 1077:1634 rte_qede_pmd
    EAL:   Not managed by a supported kernel driver, skipped
    EAL: PCI device 0000:84:00.1 on NUMA socket 1
    EAL:   probe driver: 1077:1634 rte_qede_pmd
    EAL:   Not managed by a supported kernel driver, skipped
    EAL: PCI device 0000:88:00.0 on NUMA socket 1
    EAL:   probe driver: 1077:1656 rte_qede_pmd
    EAL:   PCI memory mapped at 0x7f738b200000
    EAL:   PCI memory mapped at 0x7f738b280000
    EAL:   PCI memory mapped at 0x7f738b300000
    PMD: Chip details : BB1
    PMD: Driver version : QEDE PMD 8.7.9.0_1.0.0
    PMD: Firmware version : 8.7.7.0
    PMD: Management firmware version : 8.7.8.0
    PMD: Firmware file : /lib/firmware/qed/qed_init_values_zipped-8.7.7.0.bin
    [QEDE PMD: (84:00.0:dpdk-port-0)]qede_common_dev_init:macaddr \
                                                        00:0e:1e:d2:09:9c
      [...]
    [QEDE PMD: (84:00.0:dpdk-port-0)]qede_tx_queue_setup:txq 0 num_desc 4096 \
                                                tx_free_thresh 4068 socket 0
    [QEDE PMD: (84:00.0:dpdk-port-0)]qede_tx_queue_setup:txq 1 num_desc 4096 \
                                                tx_free_thresh 4068 socket 0
    [QEDE PMD: (84:00.0:dpdk-port-0)]qede_tx_queue_setup:txq 2 num_desc 4096 \
                                                 tx_free_thresh 4068 socket 0
    [QEDE PMD: (84:00.0:dpdk-port-0)]qede_tx_queue_setup:txq 3 num_desc 4096 \
                                                 tx_free_thresh 4068 socket 0
    [QEDE PMD: (84:00.0:dpdk-port-0)]qede_rx_queue_setup:rxq 0 num_desc 4096 \
                                                rx_buf_size=2148 socket 0
    [QEDE PMD: (84:00.0:dpdk-port-0)]qede_rx_queue_setup:rxq 1 num_desc 4096 \
                                                rx_buf_size=2148 socket 0
    [QEDE PMD: (84:00.0:dpdk-port-0)]qede_rx_queue_setup:rxq 2 num_desc 4096 \
                                                rx_buf_size=2148 socket 0
    [QEDE PMD: (84:00.0:dpdk-port-0)]qede_rx_queue_setup:rxq 3 num_desc 4096 \
                                                rx_buf_size=2148 socket 0
    [QEDE PMD: (84:00.0:dpdk-port-0)]qede_dev_start:port 0
    [QEDE PMD: (84:00.0:dpdk-port-0)]qede_dev_start:link status: down
      [...]
    Checking link statuses...
    Port 0 Link Up - speed 25000 Mbps - full-duplex
    Port 1 Link Up - speed 25000 Mbps - full-duplex
    Port 2 Link Up - speed 25000 Mbps - full-duplex
    Port 3 Link Up - speed 25000 Mbps - full-duplex
    Done
    testpmd>