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Subject: Re: [virtio-dev] [PATCH v4] content: Introduce VIRTIO_NET_F_STANDBY feature
On 11/26/2018 7:43 AM, Sameeh Jubran wrote:
On Mon, Nov 26, 2018 at 5:13 PM Sameeh Jubran <email@example.com> wrote:On Thu, Nov 22, 2018 at 8:27 PM Michael S. Tsirkin <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:On Wed, Nov 21, 2018 at 10:04:53PM +0200, Sameeh Jubran wrote:On Wed, Nov 21, 2018 at 8:41 PM Michael S. Tsirkin <email@example.com> wrote:Great to see you making progress on this! Some comments below: On Wed, Nov 21, 2018 at 05:39:38PM +0200, Sameeh Jubran wrote:I have created a setup which has two hosts (host A and host B) with X710 10G cards connected back to back. On one host (I'll refer to this host as host A) I have configured a bridge with the PF interface as well as vitio-net's interface (standby) both attached to it....The command line I used: /root/qemu/x86_64-softmmu/qemu-system-x86_64 \ -netdev tap,id=hostnet0,script=world_bridge_standalone.sh,downscript=no,ifname= cc17 \ -device e1000,netdev=hostnet0,mac=56:cc:c1:01:cc:21,id=cc17 \What's e1000 doing here? Can this be reason you can not talk to host?I don't think so, the e1000 is for enabling WAN connection on the guest for downloading packages and ssh connection. It is connected to a separate bridge which is connected to the external interface of the host.-netdev tap,vhost=on,id=hostnet1,script=test_bridge_standalone.sh,downscript= no,ifname=cc1_72,queues=4 \ -device virtio-net,host_mtu=1500,netdev=hostnet1,mac=8a:f7:20:29:3b:cb,id= cc1_72,vectors=10,mq=on,primary=cc1_71 \ -device vfio-pci,host=65:02.1,id=cc1_71,standby=cc1_72 \ -enable-kvm \ -name netkvm \ -m 3000M \ -drive file=/dev/shm/fedora_29.qcow2,if=ide,id=drivex \ -smp 4 \ -vga qxl \ -spice port=6110,disable-ticketing \ -device virtio-serial-pci,id=virtio-serial0,max_ports=16,bus=pci.0,addr=0x7 \ -chardev spicevmc,name=vdagent,id=vdagent \ -device virtserialport,nr=1,bus=virtio-serial0.0,chardev=vdagent,name= com.redhat.spice.0 \ -chardev socket,path=/tmp/qga.sock,server,nowait,id=qga0 \ -device virtio-serial \ -device virtserialport,chardev=qga0,name=org.qemu.guest_agent.0 \ -monitor stdio...Since I couldn't ping from VM to host B, I did an iperf test between the VM and host A with the feature enabled and during the test I have unplugged the sriov device, the device was unplugged successfully and no drops where observed as you can see in the results below: [root@dhcp156-44 ~]# ifconfigWell I suspect this won't tell you anything, this shows packet drops at the hardware level. When e.g. link is down linux won't send any packets out. The simplest test is to monitor latency and throughput and see that while it is lower for the duration of migration, there are no huge spikes around the switch.Oh, okay will do that. I have noticed some nasty lag when I tried to ssh to the VM using the failover interface while I didn't experience that with the e1000. Sridhar Any idea what might be the cause?Try tcpdump?I have investigated this and this is what I have so far, maybe you can help me with some insights to figure what's going on. The setup is as follows: |_VM_| __||___ |host A|----X710---------back-to-back--------X710---|host B| _______________________________________________________________________ - On the host A: I have the following interfaces attached to the "test_br0" bridge: virtio-net's netdev, cc1_72 X710 device PF interfaces: ens2f0 and ens2f1 (only ens2f0 is connected in the back to back setup) The bridge has the mac address of the PF ens2f0 and ip : 192.168.1.117 _______________________________________________________________________ - On the host B: I have the following interfaces attached to the "test_br0" bridge: X710 device PF interfaces: ens2f0 and ens2f1 (only ens2f0 is connected in the back to back setup) The bridge has the mac address of the PF ens2f0 and ip : 192.168.1.118 _______________________________________________________________________ - On the VM: The failover interface has the ip: 192.168.1.17 _______________________________________________________________________ I can successfully ping 118 from 17. (host B from the VM), however I can't see the ICMP requests on host A anywhere! I can see them inside host B on ens2f0, I can see them in the VM on the failover interface but not on Host A. Not on the brdige (test_br0) as I would expect, not on the ens2f0 interface, not co cc1_72 (virtio-net) interface and of-course not on the world interface.
This is the expected behavior when VF is directly attached to the VM and is being used as the primary interface. You don't see any packets on Host A.
This leads me to think that the icmp requests are send on the "vf" interface which I cant see on the host. The thing that further confirms my theory is when I use device_del to unplug the primary interface, the ping get disconnected. Using tcpdump I can see that the ping requests arrive to host B and there is a suitable ping reply, however the reply is not present on Host A or the VM anywhere, moreover, when the primary gets disconnected I start seeing the ping requests on Host A on the "test_br0" and "ens2f0". Liran do you think this is related to the mac vtables and vfs issue that you've mentioned on the monthly meeting?Update: I have just set the vf mac's address to 0 (ip link set ens2f0 vf 1 mac 00:00:00:00:00:00) after unplugging it (the primary device) and the pings started working again on the failover interface. So it seems like the frames were arriving to the vf on the host.
Yes. When the VF is unplugged, you need to reset the VFs MAC so that the packets with VMs MAC start flowing via VF, bridge and the virtio interface. Have you looked at this documentation that shows a sample script to initiate live migration? https://www.kernel.org/doc/html/latest/networking/net_failover.html -Sridhar