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IRC Channel

#fdio-arm on freenode.net

Slack

Request invitation at https://slack.fd.io/

Jira

Jira issues with ARM64 label

Presentations

Release Milestones

18.10

18.07

18.04

  • CI
    • Upstream patch verification on ARMv8 machines
    • .deb packages

Machines

The FD.io lab is hosted at VEXXHOST colocation centre in Montreal Québec, Canada.

Platform Role Status Hostname IP IPMI Cores RAM Ethernet Distro
SoftIron OverDrive 1000 CI nomad server Used in CI softiron-1 10.30.51.12 N/A 4 8GB openSUSE
CI nomad server Used in CI softiron-2 10.30.51.13 N/A 4 8GB openSUSE
CI nomad server Used in CI softiron-3 10.30.51.14 N/A 4 8GB openSUSE
Marvell ThunderX Spare Running fdio-marvell1 10.30.51.38 10.30.50.38 96 128GB 3x40GbE QSFP+ / 4x10GbE SFP+ Ubuntu 18.04.2
Spare Running fdio-marvell2 10.30.51.39 10.30.50.39 96 128GB 3x40GbE QSFP+ / 4x10GbE SFP+ Ubuntu 18.04.2
Spare Running fdio-marvell3 10.30.51.40 10.30.50.40 96 128GB 3x40GbE QSFP+ / 4x10GbE SFP+ Ubuntu 18.04.2
VPP dev debug server Running fdio-marvell4 10.30.51.65 10.30.50.65 96 256GB 2xQSFP+ / USB Ethernet Ubuntu 18.04.2
CI build server Running in CI nomad6arm 10.30.51.66 10.30.50.66 96 256GB 2xQSFP+ / USB Ethernet Ubuntu 18.04.2
CI build server Running in CI nomad7arm 10.30.51.67 10.30.50.67 96 256GB 2xQSFP+ / USB Ethernet Ubuntu 18.04.2
CI build server Running in CI nomad8arm 10.30.51.68 10.30.50.68 96 256GB 2xQSFP+ / USB Ethernet Ubuntu 18.04.2
Marvell ThunderX2 VPP device server Running s27-t13-sut1 10.30.51.69 10.30.50.69 112 128GB 3x40GbE QSFP+ XL710-QDA2 Ubuntu 18.04.2
Huawei TaiShan 2280 CSIT testbed Running s17-t33-sut1 10.30.51.36 10.30.50.36 64 128GB 2x10GbE SFP+ Intel X520-DA2 / 2x25GbE SFP28 Mellanox CX-4 18.04.1
CSIT testbed Running s18-t33-sut2 10.30.51.37 10.30.50.37 64 128GB 2x10GbE SFP+ Intel X520-DA2 / 2x25GbE SFP28 Mellanox CX-4 18.04.1
Marvell MACCHIATObin CSIT testbed Running s20-t34-sut1 10.30.51.41 10.30.51.49, then connect to /dev/ttyUSB0 4 16GB 2x10GbE SFP+ Ubuntu 16.04.4
CSIT testbed Running s21-t34-sut2 10.30.51.42 10.30.51.49, then connect to /dev/ttyUSB1 4 16GB 2x10GbE SFP+ Ubuntu 16.04.5
VPP dev debug server Running fdio-mcbin3 10.30.51.43 10.30.51.49, then connect to /dev/ttyUSB2 4 16GB 2x10GbE SFP+ Ubuntu 16.04.5

Note: to get lab access, create a gpg key, upload it to keyserver, have it signed by a trusted anchor in a video call (fingerprint will be needed) and then an ARM authority (Tina) needs to send an e-mail to helpdesk@fd.io with your name, e-mail, keygrip and key fingerprint

CI

Covers automated build, unit test, and packaging for various Linux distros on ARMv8 machines.

Jenkins job Status Description
vpp-arm-verify-master-ubuntu1604 Running xxx
vpp-arm-merge-master-ubuntu1604 Running xxx
vpp-arm-verify-1804-ubuntu1604 Running xxx
vpp-arm-merge-1804-ubuntu1604 Running xxx

Next steps:

  • make test added to verify jobs
  • Clang build
  • openSUSE Leap 15 | CentOS 7 | Ubuntu 18.04
  • vpp-csit-verify-virl-master or equivalent CSIT functional testing

CSIT

Covers automated functional and performance integration testing on ARMv8 3-node and 2-node testbeds.

https://wiki.fd.io/view/CSIT/AArch64

Contiv-VPP

This Kubernetes network plugin uses FD.io VPP to provide network connectivity between PODs.

https://github.com/contiv/vpp

The installation guide of Contiv-VPP on Arm64 platform is

https://github.com/contiv/vpp/blob/master/docs/arm64/MANUAL_INSTALL_ARM64.md

Porting and Tuning Roadmap

  • VPP Vectorization: Expanding the Neon Library for IPv4 forwarding code path - Sirshak/Lijian
  • Tuning the quad loop/dual loop for small cores - Lijian
  • General performance analysis and tuning of various graph nodes for IPv4 forwarding test case - Sirshak/Lijian
  • Memory Ordering - Sirshak
  • CSIT Performance Test - Khemendra
  • CSIT Device Test - Juraj
  • CSIT Path Test - Juraj

Known Issues

GCC 5.3 ICEs during FP register allocation. Please use GCC 5.4 or newer.

Activity

Recent Patches

Switch atomic release API from __sync to __atomic builtin Merged 06/05 Sirshak Das
Switch atomic test and set API from __sync to __atomic builtin Merged 06/05 Sirshak Das
Build packages for generic Arm architecture Merged 05/15 Lijian Zhang
Enable NEON instructions in memcpy_le Merged 05/01 Lijian Zhang
svm_fifo rework to avoid contention on cursize Merged 04/17 Sirshak Das
Re-enable aarch64 neon instruction in vlib_buffer_free_inline Merged 03/20 Lijian Zhang
sctp chunk_len fix Merged 03/06 Sirshak Das
Use acquire/release ordering when accessing svm_fifo shared variable cursize Merged 11/29 Sirshak Das
Optimize xxx_zero_byte_mask NEON function. Merged 11/07 Lijian Zhang
Enable atomic swap and store macro with acquire and release ordering. Merged 11/03 Sirshak Das
Add and enable msb mask vector intrinsic for aarch64. Merged 10/31 Lijian Zhang
vppinfra: add atomic macros for __sync builtins Merged 10/19 Sirshak Das
vppinfra: Fix extendto_high aarch64 NEON api. Merged 10/09 Sirshak Das
Support dynamic dual/quad loop selection on aarch64 Merged 10/01 Lijian Zhang
Enable verbose output during VPP cmake compiling Merged 9/25 Lijian Zhang
dpdk_plugin: fix mlx5 build and runtime issues Merged 9/27 Sirshak Das
Add and enable u32x4_extend_to_u64x2_high for aarch64 NEON intrinsics. Merged 9/12 Sirshak Das
Add horizontal add (hadd) vector intrinsic via NEON. Merged 9/11 Sirshak Das
Add u32x4_extend_to_u64x2 for aarch64 using NEON intrinsics Merged 9/11 Sirshak Das
Replacing vtbl NEON intrinsic with rev NEON intrinsic for byte_swap. Merged 9/11 Sirshak Das
Fix array bound failure in api_sr_localsid_add_del Merged 8/30 Lijian Zhang
cmake: fix marvell plugin build Merged 8/28 Brian Brooks
fix dpdk_plugin.so load failure with DPDK 18.08 Merged 8/23 Lijian Zhang
Fix a bug in function pipe_rx Merged 8/17 Lijian Zhang
fix compiling warnings with GCC Merged 8/17 Lijian Zhang
Update AArch64 CSIT machines into FD.io VPP docs Merged 8/17 Lijian Zhang
Add support for shuffle vector intrinsic via Neon in ARM Merged 8/1 Sirshak Das
Improve cpu { coremask-% } configure option Merged 8/1 Yi He
Fix undefined symbol: fformat_append_cr in vat plugins loading Merged 7/31 Yi He
pp2: increase recycle batch size Merged 7/10 Brian Brooks
pp2: change default queue size Merged 7/26 Brian Brooks
pp2: use configured RX queue size Merged 7/10 Brian Brooks
Fix load_unaligned undefined and other possible build failures Merged 6/26 Sirshak Das
Enable PMU cycle counter for graph node cycles Sirshak Das
Fix clang compilation on aarch64: extraneous parentheses Merged 6/13 Sirshak Das
Fix clang compilation on aarch64: value size does not match register size Merged 5/30 Sirshak Das
Fix clang compilation on aarch64: sizeof operator error Merged 5/30 Sirshak Das
Fix clang compilation on aarch64: replace -pie with -fPIE for dpdk compilation Merged 5/30 Sirshak Das
dpdk: set dmamap iova address value according to eal_iova_mode Merged 5/28 Sachin Saxena
Fixes make test errors with clang compiler on aarch64 Merged 5/27 Sirshak Das
Fix broken compilation for non-numa aware platforms Merged 5/16 Sachin Saxena
build-data: Common makefile for NXP DPAA1/DPAA2 platforms Merged 5/4 Sachin Saxena
arm64: Avoid setting march to corei7 when Cross Compiling for ARM Merged 5/4 Sachin Saxena
use restrict keyword VPP-1126 Khemendra Kumar
Autotools: Autodetection of cache line size VPP-1064 Nitin Saxena
add 'is_all_zero(x)' for NEON - fix build break Merged 2/20 Adrian Oanca
u8x16_compare_byte_mask optimization Merged 2/24 Adrian Oanca
Added u8x16,u32x4,u64x2 variants of _zero_byte_mask(x) for ARM/NEON platform Merged 2/26 VPP-1129 Adrian Oanca
add CLIB_HAVE_VEC128 with NEON intrinsics Merged 02/08 VPP-1127 Gabriel Ganne
Use neutral vector code for ethernet_frame_is_tagged Merged 2/19 Damjan Marion
vhost: Added ARMV8 NEON version of function map_guest_mem() Merged 2/7 VPP-1085 Nitin Saxena
vppinfra: use __atomic_fetch_add instead of __sync_fetch_and_add builtins VPP-1114 Kevin Wang
Arm system counter cleanup Merged 1/30 VPP-1125 Brian Brooks
svm: ... on autodetected VA space size (fixup again) Merged 01/10 Gabriel Ganne
svm: calc base address on AArch64 based on autodetected VA space size (fixup) Merged 01/10 Gabriel Ganne
svm: calc base address on AArch64 based on autodetected VA space size Merged 01/09 Damjan Marion
show cpu microarchitecture Merged 01/06 Gabriel Ganne
Fix Debian Packaging on AARCH64 Merged 01/06 Nitin Saxena
more extended tests fixes Merged 12/16 Gabriel Ganne
Use crc32 wrapper Merged 12/16 VPP-1086 Gabriel Ganne
implement clib_smp_pause() for arm and aarch64 platform Merged 12/15 VPP-1066 Kevin Wang
make "test-all" target pass again (for all platforms) Merged 12/13 Gabriel Ganne
fill "show cpu" Flag list on aarch64 platforms Merged 12/06 VPP-1065 Gabriel Ganne
remove smp dead code Merged 12/06 VPP-1066 Gabriel Ganne
net/virtio: support modern device id Merged 11/28 Gabriel Ganne
use REV on aarch64 for endianness swapping Merged 11/21 VPP-1067 Gabriel Ganne
armv8 crc32 - fix macro name Merged 11/15 Gabriel Ganne
bier - fix node table declaration Merged 11/14 Gabriel Ganne
Map SVM regions at a sane offset on arm64 Merged 11/10 Brian Brooks
bfd tests fix Merged 11/07 Gabriel Ganne
debian packaging fix Merged 11/06 Gabriel Ganne
lb test fix Merged 10/31 Gabriel Ganne
conditional x86intrin.h inclusion Merged 10/25 Gabriel Ganne
fix test_lb_ip4_gre6() cleanup Merged 10/24 Gabriel Ganne
null-terminate some formatted string Merged 10/20 Gabriel Ganne
lb plugin - fix format() type mismatches Merged 10/16 Gabriel Ganne
Use AESNI=y only on x86_64 machines Merged 10/14 Brian Brooks
Improved arm64 chip detection Merged 09/11 Brian Brooks
Native arm64 build: dpdk/Makefile change Merged 08/31 Brian Brooks

Meeting Minutes

06/25/2019

  • Attendees
    • Tina Tsou
    • Honnappa Nagarahalli
    • Lijian Zhang
    • Jieqiang Wang
    • Jason Zhang
    • Juraj Linkes
  • General
  • CSIT
    • VPP Performance Test
    • Package Installation error Status(Juraj): https://jira.fd.io/browse/VPP-1566
    • Installed VPP crashed on Taishan server: https://jira.fd.io/browse/VPP-1569
    • Adding Taishan test bed to CSIT Status: https://gerrit.fd.io/r/#/c/16850/
      • creating a job. - Everything is ready except the docker image
    • Target: master trending job - firstly create trending graph from daily data; then create release report(require some manual work)
    • VPP Path
    • VPP Device
      • VPP tap interface is not working on all Arm servers. Works on stable/1810, but not working on stable/1901.
      • Crypto test cases, will use dpdk driver if configured, native-vpp implementation, fall back to openSSL
        • Will try Crypto test cases next week - Juraj
      • Juraj to send Lijian the details of vpp VMs, Lijian will confirm internally
  • FD.io lab
    • Require two ThunderX2(currently only one thunderX2 in the lab) in FD.io lab
    • Discuss requiring another ThunderX2 1U blade with Pravin and Tina - Lijian
      • Firstly will sponsor the machine
      • The machine will be handled by Jingjing's team. Cambridge folk will set up the machine before sending it to FD.io lab.
      • Require a bigger than 120G RAM, prefer 256G
      • Three NICs and each has two ports.
    • ThunderX1
  • VPP
    • VPP host-stack Hotspots
      • Decrease or remove ATOMIC_ACQUIRE atomics in foreach_device_and_queue
    • Message queue, remove atomic intrinsics and use lock version only - Lijian
      • Have verified removing atomic intrinsics in message_queue alloc/free APIs, and require confirmation from Florin.
    • Vectorization
        • Optimize eth_input_adv_and_flags_x4 is upstreamed and under community review.
    • Spinlock optimization - Jason
      • Refactored spinlock and added test file for spinlock. Patches are under internal review.
    • MAP with VPP - error is resolved. Sort of working. Record the details.
    • Spread dual/quad optimization - Lijian
      • Benchmarking on Cortex-A72 with dpdk, ethernet-input, ip4 rewrite, tx-output nodes
      • Will do bench-marking profiling on mcbin.
    • EPIC for next quarter:
      • ethernet-input - Planned (Lijian). will implement for aarch64 128bits only
      • Message Queue - Planned (Lijian)
      • VPP svm_fifo patch performance optimization on A72 cores – Planned (Sirshak)
      • TAS patch (Sirshak)
      • MAP with VPP - Planned (Sirshak)
      • Roadmap for TCP optimization
        • Timer implementation - (Sirshak) - Indicative
        • perf analysis - Planned (Sirshak)
          • TCP state machine from weak memory model perspective

06/18/2019

  • Attendees
    • Sirshak Das
    • Honnappa Nagarahalli
    • Tina Tsou
    • Lijian Zhang
    • Jieqiang Wang
    • Juraj Linkes
  • General
  • CSIT
  • FD.io lab
    • Require two ThunderX2(currently only one thunderX2 in the lab) in FD.io lab
    • ThunderX1
  • VPP
    • VPP host-stack Hotspots
      • Decrease or remove ATOMIC_ACQUIRE atomics in foreach_device_and_queue
    • Investigating message queue, understand use case with svm queue, talk the ideas with Florin - ongoing - Lijian
      • Will confirm with Florin to remove atomic intrinsics in message_queue alloc/free APIs
    • iperf3 performance with Hoststack.
      • ip4_local_inline quad loop under investigation Status(Sirshak): no updates.
      • svm_fifo: Status(Sirshak): Investigating performance degradation on Bluefield - Sirshak
        • Will resume Taishan host-stack setup - Lijian
      • VPP machiatto bin showing some unstable performance.
    • Vectorization
      • ethernet-input causes performance drop on AArch64.
        • There's performance drop issue after the ethernet-input optimization. The major reason is after the refactor, if promiscuous is enabled on NIC, all traffic from the NIC will fall into so-called slow path.
        • A vectorized patch to optimize eth_input_adv_and_flags_x4 is under internal review.
    • TAS patch - Upstreamed.
    • MAP with VPP - error is resolved. Sort of working. Record the details.
    • Investigate hyperscan plugin in VPP - Sirshak
    • Spread qual/quad optimization - ethernet-input
    • Redo perf/MAP profiling/bench-marking
      • DPI plugin?
    • EPIC for next quarter:
      • Apply dual/quad optimization on more data path nodes
      • Investigate and optimize VPP hash and bihash library
      • VPP translation overhead analysis btw Mbuf and VLIB buffer ENTNET-1293
      • VPP Memif performance analysis and optimization ENTNET-1292
      • VPP l3fwd performance analysis and optimization ENTNET-751
      • Using MAP with VPP ENTNET-1288

06/11/2019

  • Attendees
    • Sirshak Das
    • Honnappa Nagarahalli
    • Tina Tsou
    • Lijian Zhang
    • Jieqiang Wang
    • Juraj
  • General
  • CSIT
  • FD.io lab
    • Require two ThunderX2(currently only one thunderX2 in the lab) in FD.io lab
    • ThunderX1
  • VPP
    • VPP host-stack Hotspots
      • Decrease or remove ATOMIC_ACQUIRE atomics in foreach_device_and_queue
    • Investigating message queue, understand use case with svm queue, talk the ideas with Florin - ongoing - Lijian
      • Will confirm with Florin to remove atomic intrinsics in message_queue alloc/free APIs
    • iperf3 performance with Hoststack.
      • ip4_local_inline quad loop under investigation Status(Sirshak): no updates.
      • svm_fifo: Status(Sirshak): Investigating performance degradation on Bluefield - Sirshak
        • Will resume Taishan host-stack setup - Lijian
      • VPP machiatto bin showing some unstable performance.
    • Vectorization
      • ethernet-input causes performance drop on AArch64.
        • There's performance drop issue after the ethernet-input optimization. The major reason is after the refactor, if promiscuous is enabled on NIC, all traffic from the NIC will fall into so-called slow path.
        • A vectorized patch to optimize eth_input_adv_and_flags_x4 is under internal review.
    • TAS patch - Upstreamed.
    • MAP with VPP - error is resolved. Sort of working. Record the details.
    • Investigate hyperscan plugin in VPP - Sirshak
    • Spread qual/quad optimization - ethernet-input
    • Redo perf/MAP profiling/bench-marking
      • DPI plugin?
    • EPIC for next quarter:
      • ethernet-input - Planned (Lijian). will implement for aarch64 128bits only
      • Message Queue - Planned (Lijian)
      • VPP svm_fifo patch performance optimization on A72 cores – Planned (Sirshak)
      • TAS patch (Sirshak)
      • MAP with VPP - Planned (Sirshak)
      • Roadmap for TCP optimization
        • Timer implementation - (Sirshak) - Indicative
        • perf analysis - Planned (Sirshak)
          • TCP state machine from weak memory model perspective

06/04/2019

  • Attendees
    • Sirshak Das
    • Honnappa Nagarahalli
    • Tina Tsou
    • Lijian Zhang
    • Jieqiang Wang
    • Stan
  • General
  • CSIT
  • FD.io lab
    • Require one ThunderX2(currently only one thunderX2 in the lab) in FD.io lab
    • ThunderX1
  • VPP
    • VPP host-stack Hotspots
      • Decrease or remove ATOMIC_ACQUIRE atomics in foreach_device_and_queue
    • Investigating message queue, understand use case with svm queue, talk the ideas with Florin - ongoing - Lijian
    • iperf3 performance with Hoststack.
      • ip4_local_inline quad loop under investigation Status(Sirshak): no updates.
      • svm_fifo: Status(Sirshak): Investigating performance degradation on Bluefield - Sirshak
        • Will resume Taishan host-stack setup - Lijian
      • VPP machiatto bin showing some unstable performance.
    • Vectorization
      • ethernet-input causes performance drop on AArch64.
        • There's performance drop issue after the ethernet-input optimization. The major reason is after the refactor, if promiscuous is enabled on NIC, all traffic from the NIC will fall into so-called slow path.
        • A vectorized patch to optimize eth_input_adv_and_flags_x4 is under internal review.
    • TAS patch - Upstreamed.
    • MAP with VPP - error is resolved. Sort of working. Record the details.
    • Investigate hyperscan plugin in VPP - Sirshak
      • DPI plugin?
    • EPIC for next quarter:
      • ethernet-input - Planned (Lijian). will implement for aarch64 128bits only
      • Message Queue - Planned (Lijian)
      • VPP svm_fifo patch performance optimization on A72 cores – Planned (Sirshak)
      • TAS patch (Sirshak)
      • MAP with VPP - Planned (Sirshak)
      • Roadmap for TCP optimization
        • Timer implementation - (Sirshak) - Indicative
        • perf analysis - Planned (Sirshak)
          • TCP state machine from weak memory model perspective

05/28/2019

  • Attendees
    • Sirshak Das
    • Honnappa Nagarahalli
    • Tina
    • Lijian Zhang
    • Vijay (vijayakumar.rajamanickam@nokia.com)
  • General
  • CSIT
  • FD.io lab
    • Require one ThunderX2(currently only one thunderX2 in the lab) in FD.io lab
    • ThunderX1
  • VPP
    • VPP host-stack Hotspots
      • Decrease or remove ATOMIC_ACQUIRE atomics in foreach_device_and_queue
    • Investigating message queue, understand use case with svm queue, talk the ideas with Florin - ongoing - Lijian
    • iperf3 performance with Hoststack.
      • ip4_local_inline quad loop under investigation Status(Sirshak): no updates.
      • svm_fifo: Status(Sirshak): Investigating performance degradation on Bluefield - Sirshak
        • Will resume Taishan host-stack setup - Lijian
      • VPP machiatto bin showing some unstable performance.
    • Vectorization
      • ethernet-input causes performance drop on AArch64.
        • There's performance drop issue after the ethernet-input optimization. The major reason is after the refactor, if promiscuous is enabled on NIC, all traffic from the NIC will fall into so-called slow path.
        • A vectorized patch to optimize eth_input_adv_and_flags_x4 is under internal review.
    • TAS patch - internal Review.
    • MAP with VPP - Tried internal Patch still failing. Continuing to work on it.
    • Investigate hyperscan plugin in VPP - Sirshak
      • DPI plugin?
    • EPIC for next quarter:
      • ethernet-input - Planned (Lijian). will implement for aarch64 128bits only
      • Message Queue - Planned (Lijian)
      • VPP svm_fifo patch performance optimization on A72 cores – Planned (Sirshak)
      • TAS patch (Sirshak)
      • MAP with VPP - Planned (Sirshak)
      • Roadmap for TCP optimization
        • Timer implementation - (Sirshak) - Indicative
        • perf analysis - Planned (Sirshak)
          • TCP state machine from weak memory model perspective

05/21/2019

  • Attendees
    • Sirshak Das
    • Honnappa Nagarahalli
    • Tina
    • Lijian Zhang
    • Vijay (vijayakumar.rajamanickam@nokia.com)
  • General
  • CSIT
  • FD.io lab
    • Require one ThunderX2(currently only one thunderX2 in the lab) in FD.io lab
    • ThunderX1
  • VPP
    • VPP host-stack Hotspots
      • Decrease or remove ATOMIC_ACQUIRE atomics in foreach_device_and_queue
    • Investigating message queue, understand use case with svm queue, talk the ideas with Florin - ongoing - Lijian
    • iperf3 performance with Hoststack.
      • ip4_local_inline quad loop under investigation Status(Sirshak): no updates.
      • svm_fifo: Status(Sirshak): Investigating performance degradation on Bluefield - Sirshak
        • Will resume Taishan host-stack setup - Lijian
      • VPP machiatto bin showing some unstable performance.
    • Vectorization
      • ethernet-input causes performance drop on AArch64.
        • There's performance drop issue after the ethernet-input optimization. The major reason is after the refactor, if promiscuous is enabled on NIC, all traffic from the NIC will fall into so-called slow path.
        • A vectorized patch to optimize eth_input_adv_and_flags_x4 is under internal review.
    • TAS patch - internal Review.
    • MAP with VPP - Tried internal Patch still failing. Continuing to work on it.
    • Investigate hyperscan plugin in VPP - Sirshak
      • DPI plugin?
    • EPIC for next quarter:
      • ethernet-input - Planned (Lijian). will implement for aarch64 128bits only
      • Message Queue - Planned (Lijian)
      • VPP svm_fifo patch performance optimization on A72 cores – Planned (Sirshak)
      • TAS patch (Sirshak)
      • MAP with VPP - Planned (Sirshak)
      • Roadmap for TCP optimization
        • Timer implementation - (Sirshak) - Indicative
        • perf analysis - Planned (Sirshak)
          • TCP state machine from weak memory model perspective

05/14/2019

  • Attendees
    • Sirshak Das
    • Honnappa Nagarahalli
    • Tina
    • Lijian Zhang
    • Vijay (vijayakumar.rajamanickam@nokia.com)
  • General
  • CSIT
  • FD.io lab
    • Require one ThunderX2(currently only one thunderX2 in the lab) in FD.io lab
    • ThunderX1
  • VPP
    • VPP host-stack Hotspots
      • Decrease or remove ATOMIC_ACQUIRE atomics in foreach_device_and_queue
    • VPP generic distro package building patch - Patch updated. Require Damjan's follow up review.
    • Investigating message queue, understand use case with svm queue, talk the ideas with Florin - ongoing - Lijian
    • iperf3 performance with Hoststack.
      • ip4_local_inline quad loop under investigation Status(Sirshak): no updates.
      • svm_fifo: Status(Sirshak): Investigating performance degradation on Bluefield - Sirshak
        • Will resume Taishan host-stack setup - Lijian
      • VPP machiatto bin showing some unstable performance.
    • Vectorization
      • ethernet-input causes performance drop on AArch64.
        • There's performance drop issue after the ethernet-input optimization. The major reason is after the refactor, if promiscuous is enabled on NIC, all traffic from the NIC will fall into so-called slow path.
        • A vectorized patch to optimize eth_input_adv_and_flags_x4 is under internal review.
    • TAS patch - internal Review.
    • MAP with VPP - Tried internal Patch still failing. Continuing to work on it.
    • Investigate hyperscan plugin in VPP - Sirshak
      • DPI plugin?
    • EPIC for next quarter:
      • ethernet-input - Planned (Lijian). will implement for aarch64 128bits only
      • Message Queue - Planned (Lijian)
      • VPP svm_fifo patch performance optimization on A72 cores – Planned (Sirshak)
      • TAS patch (Sirshak)
      • MAP with VPP - Planned (Sirshak)
      • Roadmap for TCP optimization
        • Timer implementation - (Sirshak) - Indicative
        • perf analysis - Planned (Sirshak)
          • TCP state machine from weak memory model perspective

05/07/2019

  • Attendees
    • Sirshak Das
    • Honnappa Nagarahalli
    • Tina
    • Lijian Zhang
    • Vijay (vijayakumar.rajamanickam@nokia.com)
  • General
  • CSIT
  • FD.io lab
    • Require one ThunderX2(currently only one thunderX2 in the lab) in FD.io lab
    • ThunderX1
  • VPP
    • VPP host-stack Hotspots
      • Decrease or remove ATOMIC_ACQUIRE atomics in foreach_device_and_queue
      • Investigate ((xd->flags & DPDK_DEVICE_FLAG_ADMIN_UP) == 0) in dpdk_device_input.
    • VPP generic distro package building patch - Patch updated Damjan's follow up review required.
    • Investigating message queue, understand use case with svm queue, talk the ideas with Florin - ongoing - Lijian
    • iperf3 performance with Hoststack.
      • ip4_local_inline quad loop under investigation Status(Sirshak): no updates.
      • svm_fifo: Status(Sirshak): Investigating performance degradation on Bluefield - Sirshak
        • Will resume Taishan host-stack setup - Lijian
      • VPP machiatto bin showing some unstable performance.
    • Vectorization
      • Vectorization in esp-encrypt, optimize memcpy_le. Upstreamed(https://gerrit.fd.io/r/#/c/18398/). - Lijian
      • ethernet-input causes performance drop on AArch64.
        • There's performance drop issue after the ethernet-input optimization. The major reason is after the refactor, if promiscuous is enabled on NIC, all traffic from the NIC will fall into so-called slow path.
        • A vectorized patch to optimize eth_input_adv_and_flags_x4 is under internal review.
    • TAS patch - internal Review.
    • MAP(Arm Proprietary Performance Analysis Tool) with VPP - Tried internal Patch still failing. Continuing to work on it.
    • EPIC for next quarter:
      • ethernet-input - Planned (Lijian). will implement for aarch64 128bits only
      • Message Queue - Planned (Lijian)
      • VPP svm_fifo patch performance optimization on A72 cores – Planned (Sirshak)
      • TAS patch (Sirshak)
      • MAP with VPP - Planned (Sirshak)
      • Roadmap for TCP optimization
        • Timer implementation - (Sirshak) - Indicative
        • perf analysis - Planned (Sirshak)
          • TCP state machine from weak memory model perspective

04/30/2019

  • Attendees
    • Sirshak Das
    • Honnappa Nagarahalli
    • Tina
  • General
  • CSIT
  • FD.io lab
    • Require one ThunderX2(currently only one thunderX2 in the lab) in FD.io lab
    • ThunderX1
  • VPP
    • VPP host-stack Hotspots
      • Decrease or remove ATOMIC_ACQUIRE atomics in foreach_device_and_queue
      • Investigate ((xd->flags & DPDK_DEVICE_FLAG_ADMIN_UP) == 0) in dpdk_device_input.
    • VPP generic distro package building patch - Patch updated Damjan's follow up review required.
    • Investigating message queue, understand use case with svm queue, talk the ideas with Florin - ongoing - Lijian
    • iperf3 performance with Hoststack.
      • ip4_local_inline quad loop under investigation Status(Sirshak): no updates.
      • svm_fifo: Status(Sirshak): Investigating performance degradation on Bluefield - Sirshak
        • Will resume Taishan host-stack setup - Lijian
      • VPP machiatto bin showing some unstable performance.
    • Vectorization
      • Vectorization in esp-encrypt, optimize memcpy_le. Upstreamed(https://gerrit.fd.io/r/#/c/18398/). - Lijian
      • ethernet-input causes performance drop on AArch64.
        • There's performance drop issue after the ethernet-input optimization. The major reason is after the refactor, if promiscuous is enabled on NIC, all traffic from the NIC will fall into so-called slow path.
        • A vectorized patch to optimize eth_input_adv_and_flags_x4 is under internal review.
    • TAS patch - internal Review.
    • MAP(Arm Proprietary Performance Analysis Tool) with VPP - Tried internal Patch still failing. Continuing to work on it.
    • EPIC for next quarter:
      • ethernet-input - Planned (Lijian). will implement for aarch64 128bits only
      • Message Queue - Planned (Lijian)
      • VPP svm_fifo patch performance optimization on A72 cores – Planned (Sirshak)
      • TAS patch (Sirshak)
      • MAP with VPP - Planned (Sirshak)
      • Roadmap for TCP optimization
        • Timer implementation - (Sirshak) - Indicative
        • perf analysis - Planned (Sirshak)
          • TCP state machine from weak memory model perspective

04/23/2019

  • Attendees
    • Sirshak Das
    • Lijian Zhang
    • Juraj Linkeš
    • Vijay
    • Nitin
    • Khemendra Kumar
    • Tina Tsou
    • Andy Wang
    • Honnappa Nagarahalli
  • General
  • CSIT
    • VPP Performance Test
    • List all the blockers on aarch64 in CSIT wiki page - Done - Stan or Juraj
    • Package Installation error Status(Juraj): interfaces configured numa node 2,3 are not visible. https://jira.fd.io/browse/VPP-1566
    • Installed VPP crashed on Taishan server, https://jira.fd.io/browse/VPP-1569
    • Estimates from Khem and Stan/Juraj. Status: https://gerrit.fd.io/r/#/c/16850/
      • a. Host Config, almost done with patch https://gerrit.fd.io/r/#/c/16837/ - Done
      • b. merging CSIT patch. - Closing done
      • c. creating a job. - Everything is ready except the docker image
    • Target: master trending job - firstly create trending graph from daily data; then create release report(require some manual work)
    • Add license header/copy right to scripts - Sirshak/Honnappa to confirm with Andy Waffa
    • VPP Path
    • VPP Device
      • thunderx Status: 1-node topology was rewired because of QSFP+ switch.
      • QSFP+ is available and working now.
        • Juraj to resend email to Mahamad about the details, including Sirshak and Tina
      • mcbin: Kernel Migration on mcbin. Status: was able to update uboot but not boot the new kernel. Jialin suggested different boot parameters, juraj yet to try.
        • Confirm with Gorka if their mcbin can support docker. If yes, then ask them to provide image with their latest kernel/file system/dtd
      • thunderx2: Status: server is set up. Management connection works. Intel NICs are well connected. Will prepare the server for VPP device testing. Now is working on containers for VPP device. Will probably be able to run VPP device tests manually this week.
  • FD.io lab
    • Require one ThunderX2(currently only one thunderX2 in the lab) in FD.io lab
    • ThunderX1
      • QSFP+ switch for ThunderX1 Status: ONL OS to be installed on QSFP+ switch.
      • Management connection thru QSFP+ switch is working now. Moving VPP device work to ThunderX1 blade servers.
      • Will use these four new ThunderX1 servers for CI, Genkins to replace the previous three old ThunderX1 servers.
      • These four ThunderX1 blade are not identical. The first one has two numa nodes, and other three blades have one numa node.
      • Investigate why these three blades have only one numa node - Juraj
  • VPP
    • Investigate session_queue_node_fn/vlib_worker_loop.
      • Decrease or remove ATOMIC_ACQUIRE atomics in foreach_device_and_queue
      • Investigate ((xd->flags & DPDK_DEVICE_FLAG_ADMIN_UP) == 0) in dpdk_device_input
    • Rebase VPP distro package building patch; contact Damjan in slack; Talk with Damjan in vpp meeting - Lijian & Sirshak
    • Investigating message queue, understand use case with svm queue, talk the ideas with Florin - Lijian
    • iperf3 performance with Hoststack.
      • ip4_local_inline quad loop under investigation Status(Sirshak): no updates.
      • svm_fifo: Status(Sirshak): Perf degradation is fixed. Investigating performance degradation on Bluefield - Sirshak
        • Will resume Taishan host-stack setup - Lijian
      • Octeon-Tx Status(Sirshak): Done by Malvika. Running DPDK sample apps on it now.
    • VPP running on Arm side, x86 iperf3 client observes unstable performance rate.(Reason unknown).
    • Vectorization
    • TAS patch will be ready soon (Sirshak)
    • MAP with VPP is ongoing - Sirshak
    • EPIC for next quarter:
      • ethernet-input - Planned (Lijian). will implement for aarch64 128bits only
      • Message Queue - Planned (Lijian)
      • VPP svm_fifo patch performance optimization on A72 cores – Planned (Sirshak)
      • TAS patch (Sirshak)
      • MAP with VPP - Planned (Sirshak)
      • Roadmap for TCP optimization
        • Timer implementation - (Sirshak) - Indicative
        • perf analysis - Planned (Sirshak)
          • TCP state machine from weak memory model perspective
  • Action Items - Last Week
  • Action Items - Next Week

04/16/2019

  • Attendees
    • Sirshak Das
    • Lijian Zhang
    • Juraj Linkeš
    • Vijay
    • Nitin
    • Khemendra Kumar
    • Tina Tsou
    • Andy Wang
    • Honnappa Nagarahalli
  • General
  • CSIT
    • VPP Performance Test
    • List all the blockers on aarch64 in CSIT wiki page - Done - Stan or Juraj
    • Package Installation error Status(Juraj): interfaces configured numa node 2,3 are not visible. https://jira.fd.io/browse/VPP-1566
    • Installed VPP crashed on Taishan server, https://jira.fd.io/browse/VPP-1569
    • Estimates from Khem and Stan/Juraj. Status: https://gerrit.fd.io/r/#/c/16850/
      • a. Host Config, almost done with patch https://gerrit.fd.io/r/#/c/16837/ - Done
      • b. merging CSIT patch. - Closing done
      • c. creating a job. - Everything is ready except the docker image
    • Target: master trending job - firstly create trending graph from daily data; then create release report(require some manual work)
    • Add license header/copy right to scripts - Sirshak/Honnappa to confirm with Andy Waffa
    • VPP Path
    • VPP Device
      • thunderx Status: 1-node topology was rewired because of QSFP+ switch.
      • QSFP+ is available and working now.
        • Juraj to resend email to Mahamad about the details, including Sirshak and Tina
      • mcbin: Kernel Migration on mcbin. Status: was able to update uboot but not boot the new kernel. Jialin suggested different boot parameters, juraj yet to try.
        • Confirm with Gorka if their mcbin can support docker. If yes, then ask them to provide image with their latest kernel/file system/dtd
      • thunderx2: Status: server is set up. Management connection works. Intel NICs are well connected. Will prepare the server for VPP device testing. Now is working on containers for VPP device. Will probably be able to run VPP device tests manually this week.
  • FD.io lab
    • Require one ThunderX2(currently only one thunderX2 in the lab) in FD.io lab
    • ThunderX1
      • QSFP+ switch for ThunderX1 Status: ONL OS to be installed on QSFP+ switch.
      • Management connection thru QSFP+ switch is working now. Moving VPP device work to ThunderX1 blade servers.
      • Will use these four new ThunderX1 servers for CI, Genkins to replace the previous three old ThunderX1 servers.
      • These four ThunderX1 blade are not identical. The first one has two numa nodes, and other three blades have one numa node.
      • Investigate why these three blades have only one numa node - Juraj
  • VPP
    • Investigate session_queue_node_fn/vlib_worker_loop. - https://jira.arm.com/browse/ENTNET-1179 - Done
      • Will create two Jira tickets to track the findings. - Lijian
    • Rebase VPP distro package building patch; contact Damjan in slack; Talk with Damjan in vpp meeting - Lijian & Sirshak
    • Investigating message queue - Lijian
    • iperf3 performance with Hoststack.
      • ip4_local_inline quad loop under investigation Status(Sirshak): no updates.
      • svm_fifo: Status(Sirshak): Perf degradation is fixed. Investigating performance degradation on Bluefield - Sirshak
        • Will resume Taishan host-stack setup - Lijian
      • Octeon-Tx Status(Sirshak): Done by Malvika. Running DPDK sample apps on it now.
    • VPP running on Arm side, x86 iperf3 client observes unstable performance rate.(Reason unknown).
    • Vectorization
    • EPIC for next quarter:
      • ethernet-input - Planned (Lijian). will implement for aarch64 128bits only
      • Message Queue - Planned (Lijian)
      • VPP svm_fifo patch performance optimization on A72 cores – Planned (Sirshak)
      • TAS patch (Sirshak)
      • MAP with VPP - Planned (Sirshak)
      • Roadmap for TCP optimization
        • Timer implementation - (Sirshak) - Indicative
        • perf analysis - Planned (Sirshak)
          • TCP state machine from weak memory model perspective
  • Action Items - Last Week
  • Action Items - Next Week

04/09/2019

  • Attendees
    • Sirshak Das
    • Lijian Zhang
    • Juraj Linkeš
    • Nitin
    • Khemendra Kumar
    • Tina Tsou
    • Andy Wang
    • Honnappa Nagarahalli
  • General
  • CSIT
    • VPP Performance Test
    • List all the blockers on aarch64 in CSIT wiki page - Done - Stan or Juraj
    • Package Installation error Status(Juraj): interfaces configured numa node 2,3 are not visible. https://jira.fd.io/browse/VPP-1566
    • Installed VPP crashed on Taishan server, https://jira.fd.io/browse/VPP-1569
    • Estimates from Khem and Stan/Juraj. Status: https://gerrit.fd.io/r/#/c/16850/
      • a. Host Config, almost done with patch https://gerrit.fd.io/r/#/c/16837/ - Done
      • b. merging CSIT patch. - Closing done
      • c. creating a job. - Everything is ready except the docker image
    • Target: master trending job - firstly create trending graph from daily data; then create release report(require some manual work)
    • Add license header/copy right to scripts - Sirshak/Honnappa to confirm with Andy Waffa
    • VPP Path
    • VPP Device
      • thunderx Status: 1-node topology was rewired because of QSFP+ switch.
      • QSFP+ is available and working now.
        • Juraj to resend email to Mahamad about the details, including Sirshak and Tina
      • mcbin: Kernel Migration on mcbin. Status: was able to update uboot but not boot the new kernel. Jialin suggested different boot parameters, juraj yet to try.
        • Confirm with Gorka if their mcbin can support docker. If yes, then ask them to provide image with their latest kernel/file system/dtd
      • thunderx2: Status: server is set up. Management connection works. Intel NICs are well connected. Will prepare the server for VPP device testing. Now is working on containers for VPP device. Will probably be able to run VPP device tests manually this week.
  • FD.io lab
    • Require one ThunderX2(currently only one thunderX2 in the lab) in FD.io lab
    • ThunderX1
      • QSFP+ switch for ThunderX1 Status: ONL OS to be installed on QSFP+ switch.
      • Management connection thru QSFP+ switch is working now. Moving VPP device work to ThunderX1 blade servers.
      • Will use these four new ThunderX1 servers for CI, Genkins to replace the previous three old ThunderX1 servers.
      • These four ThunderX1 blade are not identical. The first one has two numa nodes, and other three blades have one numa node.
      • Investigate why these three blades have only one numa node - Juraj
  • VPP
  • VPP Hoststack
    • Investigate session_queue_node_fn/vlib_worker_loop. - https://jira.arm.com/browse/ENTNET-1179 - Done
    • Rebase VPP distro package building patch; contact Damjan in slack; Talk with Damjan in vpp meeting - Lijian & Sirshak
    • Investigating message queue - Lijian
    • iperf3 performance with Hoststack.
      • ip4_local_inline quad loop under investigation Status(Sirshak): no updates.
      • svm_fifo: Status(Sirshak): Perf degradation is fixed. Investigating performance degradation on Bluefield - Sirshak
      • Octeon-Tx Status(Sirshak): Done by Malvika. Running DPDK sample apps on it now.
    • VPP running on Arm side, x86 iperf3 client observes unstable performance rate.(Reason unknown).
    • Vectorization
      • Vecterization in esp-encrypt, https://gerrit.fd.io/r/#/c/18398/ - Get improvement on ThunderX/OcteonTX/Taishan, but degradation on ThunderX2 - Lijian
      • ethernet-input - will implement for aarch64 128bits only
      • Create vectorization specific EPIC - Lijian
  • Action Items - Last Week
  • Action Items - Next Week

04/02/2019

  • Attendees
    • Sirshak Das
    • Juraj Linkeš
    • Nitin
    • Khemendra Kumar
    • Tina Tsou
    • Andy Wang
    • Gorka
    • Fede
    • Honnappa Nagarahalli
  • General
  • VPP Hoststack
    • After assigned dedicated CPU processors for VPP main/VPP worker/iperf3 server, both ThunderX2 and Taishan Server VPP hoststack give better performance compared with Linux stack.
    • Investigate session_queue_node_fn/message queue data structure. - Investigating the source code
    • Review https://gerrit.fd.io/r/#/c/18398/ - Lijian
    • iperf3 performance with Hoststack.
      • ip4_local_inline quad loop under investigation Status(Sirshak): no updates.
      • svm_fifo: Status(Sirshak): Working on fixing VPP Path errors from svm_fifo patch. Upstreamed. Perf degradation is fixed.
      • Octeon-Tx Status(Sirshak): Done by Malvika. Running DPDK on it now.
    • VPP running on Arm side, x86 iperf3 client observes unstable performance rate.(Reason unknown).
  • CSIT
    • VPP Performance Test
    • List all the blockers on aarch64 in CSIT wiki page - Stan or Juraj
    • Package Installation error Status(Juraj): interfaces configured numa node 2,3 are not visible. https://jira.fd.io/browse/VPP-1566
    • Installed VPP crashed on Taishan server, https://jira.fd.io/browse/VPP-1569
    • Both binaries and packages built with generic option by default, and provide Makefile variable NATIVE_OPTIMIZE=Y for end user to build native optimized images.
      • Prepare email and a draft patch asking comments from community - Lijian
    • Estimates from Khem and Stan/Juraj. Status: https://gerrit.fd.io/r/#/c/16850/
      • a. Host Config, almost done with patch https://gerrit.fd.io/r/#/c/16837/ - Done
      • b. merging CSIT patch. - Closing done
      • c. creating a job. - Everything is ready except the docker image
    • Target: master trending job - firstly create trending graph from daily data; then create release report(require some manual work)
    • Add license header/copy right to scripts - Sirshak/Honnappa to confirm with Andy Waffa
    • VPP Path
    • VPP Device
      • thunderx Status: 1-node topology was rewired because of QSFP+ switch.
      • QSFP+ is available and working now.
        • Juraj to resend email to Mahamad about the details, including Sirshak and Tina
      • mcbin: Kernel Migration on mcbin. Status: was able to update uboot but not boot the new kernel. Jialin suggested different boot parameters, juraj yet to try.
        • Confirm with Gorka if their mcbin can support docker. If yes, then ask them to provide image with their latest kernel/file system/dtd
      • Confirm if Jianlin's board has the exactly same plugable switches with Juraj's boards - Lijian
      • thunderx2: Status: server is set up. Management connection works. Intel NICs are well connected. Will prepare the server for VPP device testing. Now is working on containers for VPP device. Will probably be able to run VPP device tests manually this week.
  • FD.io lab
    • Require one ThunderX2(currently only one thunderX2 in the lab) in FD.io lab
    • ThunderX1
      • QSFP+ switch for ThunderX1 Status: ONL OS to be installed on QSFP+ switch.
      • Management connection thru QSFP+ switch is working now. Moving VPP device work to ThunderX1 blade servers.
      • Will use these four new ThunderX1 servers for CI, Genkins to replace the previous three old ThunderX1 servers.
      • These four ThunderX1 blade are not identical. The first one has two numa nodes, and other three blades have one numa node.
      • Investigate why these three blades have only one numa node - Juraj
  • VPP
    • Write description/expectation about the two NEON related patch - Lijian
    • Investigating performance degradation on CortexA72 - Sirshak
    • Message queue - Sirshak
    • Verify effects and make NEON changes Jira: https://jira.fd.io/browse/VPP-1560 - To close it.
    • Vectorization
      • ethernet-input - no progress yet
    • 128B cache line size
    • Taishan/A72 Status: Khem to try 128B cache line on taishan (performance difference).
  • Action Items - Last Week
    • [Sachin] to introduce RFC for IPsec offload support in DPDK plugin.
  • Action Items - Next Week

03/26/2019

  • Attendees
    • Sirshak Das
    • Juraj Linkeš
    • Nitin
    • Khemendra Kumar
    • Tina Tsou
    • Andy Wang
    • Gorka
    • Fede
    • Honnappa Nagarahalli
  • General
  • VPP Hoststack
    • After assigned dedicated CPU processors for VPP main/VPP worker/iperf3 server, both ThunderX2 and Taishan Server VPP hoststack give better performance compared with Linux stack.
    • Investigate session_queue_node_fn/message queue data structure. - Investigating the source code
    • Review https://gerrit.fd.io/r/#/c/18398/ - Lijian
    • iperf3 performance with Hoststack.
      • ip4_local_inline quad loop under investigation Status(Sirshak): no updates.
      • svm_fifo: Status(Sirshak): Working on fixing VPP Path errors from svm_fifo patch. Upstreamed. Perf degradation is fixed.
      • Octeon-Tx Status(Sirshak): Done by Malvika. Running DPDK on it now.
    • VPP running on Arm side, x86 iperf3 client observes unstable performance rate.(Reason unknown).
  • CSIT
    • VPP Performance Test
    • Package Installation error Status(Juraj): interfaces configured numa node 2,3 are not visible. https://jira.fd.io/browse/VPP-1566
    • Installed VPP crashed on Taishan server, https://jira.fd.io/browse/VPP-1569
    • Both binaries and packages built with generic option by default, and provide Makefile variable NATIVE_OPTIMIZE=Y for end user to build native optimized images.
      • Prepare email and a draft patch asking comments from community - Lijian
    • Estimates from Khem and Stan/Juraj. Status: https://gerrit.fd.io/r/#/c/16850/
      • a. Host Config, almost done with patch https://gerrit.fd.io/r/#/c/16837/ - Done
      • b. merging CSIT patch. - Closing done
      • c. creating a job. - Everything is ready except the docker image
    • Target: master trending job - firstly create trending graph from daily data; then create release report(require some manual work)
    • Add license header/copy right to scripts - Sirshak/Honnappa to confirm with Andy Waffa
    • VPP Path
    • VPP Device
      • thunderx Status: 1-node topology was rewired because of QSFP+ switch.
      • QSFP+ is available and working now.
        • Juraj to resend email to Mahamad about the details, including Sirshak and Tina
      • mcbin: Kernel Migration on mcbin. Status: was able to update uboot but not boot the new kernel. Jialin suggested different boot parameters, juraj yet to try.
        • Confirm with Gorka if their mcbin can support docker. If yes, then ask them to provide image with their latest kernel/file system/dtd
      • Confirm if Jianlin's board has the exactly same plugable switches with Juraj's boards - Lijian
      • thunderx2: Status: server is set up. Management connection works. Intel NICs are well connected. Will prepare the server for VPP device testing. Now is working on containers for VPP device. Will probably be able to run VPP device tests manually this week.
  • FD.io lab
    • ThunderX1
      • QSFP+ switch for ThunderX1 Status: ONL OS to be installed on QSFP+ switch.
      • Management connection thru QSFP+ switch is working now. Moving VPP device work to ThunderX1 blade servers.
      • Will use these four new ThunderX1 servers for CI, Genkins to replace the previous three old ThunderX1 servers.
      • These four ThunderX1 blade are not identical. The first one has two numa nodes, and other three blades have one numa node.
      • Investigate why these three blades have only one numa node - Juraj
  • VPP
    • Verify effects and make NEON changes Jira: https://jira.fd.io/browse/VPP-1560 - To close it.
    • Vectorization
      • ethernet-input - no progress yet
    • 128B cache line size
    • Taishan/A72 Status: Khem to try 128B cache line on taishan (performance difference).
  • Action Items - Last Week
    • [Sachin] to introduce RFC for IPsec offload support in DPDK plugin.
  • Action Items - Next Week

03/19/2019

  • Attendees
    • Sirshak Das
    • Juraj Linkeš
    • Stanislav Chlebec
    • Khemendra Kumar
    • Tina Tsou
    • Andy Wang
    • Gorka
    • Fede
    • Honnappa Nagarahalli
  • General
  • VPP Hoststack
    • After assigned dedicated CPU processors for VPP main/VPP worker/iperf3 server, both ThunderX2 and Taishan Server VPP hoststack give better performance compared with Linux stack.
    • vlib_worker_loop and session_queue_node_fn are two major hot-spots. - Just started
    • Enable NEON instruction in Buffer pool free function. Patch is committed.
    • iperf3 performance with Hoststack.
      • ip4_local_inline quad loop under investigation Status(Sirshak): no updates.
      • svm_fifo: Status(Sirshak): Working on fixing VPP Path errors from svm_fifo patch. Upstreamed, but still working on issues, e.g., performance degradation
      • Octeon-Tx Status(Sirshak): yet to try steps from gorka for usb ubuntu rootfs installation. - Done by Malvika.
    • VPP on both sides(iperf3 server and client) give a boost.(Reason unknown).
    • VPP running on Arm side, x86 iperf3 client observes unstable performance rate.(Reason unknown).
  • CSIT
    • VPP Performance Test
    • Package Installation error Status(Juraj): interfaces configured numa node 2,3 are not visible. https://jira.fd.io/browse/VPP-1566
    • Installed VPP crashed on Taishan server, https://jira.fd.io/browse/VPP-1569
      • Prepare email and a draft patch asking comments from community - Lijian
    • Estimates from Khem and Stan/Juraj. Status: https://gerrit.fd.io/r/#/c/16850/
      • a. Host Config, almost done with patch https://gerrit.fd.io/r/#/c/16837/ - Done
      • b. merging CSIT patch. - Closing done
      • c. creating a job. - Everything is ready except the docker image
    • Target: master trending job - firstly create trending graph from daily data; then create release report(require some manual work)
    • Add license header/copy right to scripts - Sirshak/Honnappa to confirm with Andy Waffa
    • VPP Path
    • VPP Device
      • thunderx Status: 1-node topology was rewired because of QSFP+ switch.
        • Juraj to resend email to Mahamad about the details, including Sirshak and Tina
      • mcbin: Kernel Migration on mcbin. Status: was able to update uboot but not boot the new kernel. Jialin suggested different boot parameters, juraj yet to try.
        • Confirm with Gorka if their mcbin can support docker. If yes, then ask them to provide image with their latest kernel/file system/dtd
      • Confirm if Jianlin's board has the exactly same plugable switches with Juraj's boards - Lijian
      • thunderx2: Status: Talk to edk about deployment strategy with 1-node. Also blocked by QSFP+ issue.
  • FD.io lab
    • ThunderX1
      • QSFP+ switch for ThunderX1 Status: ONL OS to be installed on QSFP+ switch.
      • Juraj setup call with LF people. Status: Done.
    • ThunderX2
      • Cables: Sent. Juraj to open another tkt for wiring the ThunderX2.
  • VPP
    • Verify effects and make NEON changes Jira: https://jira.fd.io/browse/VPP-1560 - In internal review.
    • Vectorization
    • 128B cache line size
      • VPP image with 128B cache line size crashed on ThunderX2 - Cannot reproduce crash with my setup
    • Taishan/A72 Status: Khem to try 128B cache line on taishan (performance difference).
  • Action Items - Last Week
    • [Sachin] to introduce RFC for IPsec offload support in DPDK plugin.
  • Action Items - Next Week
    • Commit VPP distro making patch - Lijian
    • Plugin 25G NIC Taishan server, and connect the 25G ports to x86 25G NIC - Lijian
    • Follow Jianlin's suggestion, update Uboot and Kernel, and then sync up with Juraj - Lijian

03/12/2019

  • Attendees
    • Sirshak Das
    • Juraj Linkeš
    • Stanislav Chlebec
    • Khemendra Kumar
    • Tina Tsou
    • Andy Wang
    • Gorka
    • Fede
    • Honnappa Nagarahalli
  • General
    • Tina to update the meeting notice.
  • VPP Hoststack
    • After assigned dedicated CPU processors for VPP main/VPP worker/iperf3 server, both ThunderX2 and Taishan Server VPP hoststack give better performance compared with Linux stack.
    • vlib_worker_loop and session_queue_node_fn are two major hot-spots. - No progress
    • Enable NEON instruction in Buffer pool free function. Patch is committed.
    • iperf3 performance with Hoststack.
      • ip4_local_inline quad loop under investigation Status(Sirshak): no updates.
      • svm_fifo: Status(Sirshak): Working on fixing VPP Path errors from svm_fifo patch. All test failures are resolved.
      • Octeon-Tx Status(Sirshak): yet to try steps from gorka for usb ubuntu rootfs installation. - Switched to Malvika.
    • VPP on both sides(iperf3 server and client) give a boost.(Reason unknown).
    • VPP running on Arm side, x86 iperf3 client observes unstable performance rate.(Reason unknown).
  • CSIT
    • VPP Performance Test
    • Package Installation error Status(Juraj): interfaces configured numa node 2,3 are not visible. https://jira.fd.io/browse/VPP-1566
    • Installed VPP crashed on Taishan server, https://jira.fd.io/browse/VPP-1569
      • Prepare email and a draft patch asking comments from community - Lijian
    • Estimates from Khem and Stan/Juraj. Status: https://gerrit.fd.io/r/#/c/16850/
      • a. Host Config, almost done with patch https://gerrit.fd.io/r/#/c/16837/ - Done
      • b. merging CSIT patch. - Closing done
      • c. creating a job. - Everything is ready except the docker image
    • Target: master trending job - firstly create trending graph from daily data; then create release report(require some manual work)
    • Add license header/copy right to scripts - Sirshak/Honnappa to confirm with Andy Waffa
    • VPP Path
    • VPP Device
      • thunderx Status: 1-node topology was rewired because of QSFP+ switch.
      • mcbin: Kernel Migration on mcbin. Status: was able to update uboot but not boot the new kernel. Jialin suggested different boot parameters, juraj yet to try.
      • Confirm if Jianlin's board has the exactly same plugable switches with Juraj's boards - Lijian
      • thunderx2: Status: Talk to edk about deployment strategy with 1-node.
  • FD.io lab
    • ThunderX1
      • QSFP+ switch for ThunderX1 Status: ONL OS to be installed on QSFP+ switch.
      • Juraj setup call with LF people. Status: Done.
    • ThunderX2
      • Cables: Sent. Juraj to open another tkt for wiring the ThunderX2.
  • VPP
    • Verify effects and make NEON changes Jira: https://jira.fd.io/browse/VPP-1560 - In internal review.
    • Vectorization
    • 128B cache line size
      • VPP image with 128B cache line size crashed on ThunderX2
    • thunderx2 crashing - No update
    • Taishan/A72 Status: Khem to try 128B cache line on taishan (performance difference).
  • Action Items - Last Week
    • [Sachin] to introduce RFC for IPsec offload support in DPDK plugin.
  • Action Items - Next Week
    • Commit VPP distro making patch - Lijian
    • Plugin 25G NIC Taishan server, and connect the 25G ports to x86 25G NIC - Lijian
    • Follow Jianlin's suggestion, update Uboot and Kernel, and then sync up with Juraj - Lijian

03/05/2019

  • Attendees
    • Sirshak Das
    • Juraj Linkeš
    • Stanislav Chlebec
    • Khemendra Kumar
    • Tina Tsou
    • Andy Wang
    • Gorka
    • Fede
    • Honnappa Nagarahalli
  • General
  • VPP Hoststack
    • After assigned dedicated CPU processors for VPP main/VPP worker/iperf3 server, both ThunderX2 and Taishan Server VPP hoststack give better performance compared with Linux stack.
    • vlib_worker_loop and session_queue_node_fn are two major hot-spots. - No progress
    • iperf3 performance with Hoststack.
      • ip4_local_inline quad loop under investigation Status(Sirshak): no updates.
      • svm_fifo: Status(Sirshak): Working on fixing VPP Path errors from svm_fifo patch. All test failures are resolved.
      • Octeon-Tx Status(Sirshak): yet to try steps from gorka for usb ubuntu rootfs installation. - Switched to Malvika.
    • VPP on both sides(iperf3 server and client) give a boost.(Reason unknown).
    • VPP running on Arm side, x86 iperf3 client observes unstable performance rate.(Reason unknown).
  • CSIT
    • VPP Performance Test
    • Package Installation error Status(Juraj): interfaces configured numa node 2,3 are not visible. https://jira.fd.io/browse/VPP-1566
    • Installed VPP crashed on Taishan server, https://jira.fd.io/browse/VPP-1569
    • Estimates from Khem and Stan/Juraj. Status: https://gerrit.fd.io/r/#/c/16850/
      • a. Host Config, almost done with patch https://gerrit.fd.io/r/#/c/16837/ - Done
      • b. merging CSIT patch. - Closing done
      • c. creating a job. - Everything is ready except the docker image
    • Target: master trending job - firstly create trending graph from daily data; then create release report(require some manual work)
    • Add license header/copy right to scripts - Sirshak/Honnappa to confirm with Andy Waffa
    • VPP Path
    • VPP Device
      • thunderx Status: 1-node topology was rewired because of QSFP+ switch.
      • mcbin: Kernel Migration on mcbin. Status: was able to update uboot but not boot the new kernel. Jialin suggested different boot parameters, juraj yet to try.
      • Confirm if Jianlin's board has the exactly same plugable switches with Juraj's boards - Lijian
      • thunderx2: Status: Talk to edk about deployment strategy with 1-node.
  • FD.io lab
    • ThunderX1
      • QSFP+ switch for ThunderX1 Status: ONL OS to be installed on QSFP+ switch.
      • Juraj setup call with LF people. Status: Done.
    • ThunderX2
      • Cables: Sent. Juraj to open another tkt for wiring the ThunderX2.
  • VPP
    • Verify effects and make NEON changes Jira: https://jira.fd.io/browse/VPP-1560 - No progress
      • Investigate with latest VPP code on x86 server - Lijian - Send emails to vpp-dev mailor if there's problem. Will not put much effort.
    • Vectorization
      • ethernet-input
      • buffer pools
    • 128B cache line size
      • Will try this on Taishan server - Slightly performance degradation with 128 bytes cache line
    • thunderx2 crashing - No update
    • Taishan/A72 Status: Khem to try 128B cache line on taishan (performance difference).
  • Action Items - Last Week
    • [Sachin] to introduce RFC for IPsec offload support in DPDK plugin.
  • Action Items - Next Week

02/26/2019

  • Attendees
    • Sirshak Das
    • Juraj Linkeš
    • Stanislav Chlebec
    • Khemendra Kumar
    • Tina Tsou
    • Andy Wang
    • Gorka
    • Fede
    • Honnappa Nagarahalli
  • General
  • VPP Hoststack
    • After assigned dedicated CPU processors for VPP main/VPP worker/iperf3 server, both ThunderX2 and Taishan Server VPP hoststack give better performance compared with Linux stack.
    • el0_sys hot-spot on Taishan D05 only, no plan to fix it.
    • vlib_worker_loop and session_queue_node_fn are two major hot-spots. - No progress
    • memcpy optimization
      • memcpy patch verification on taishan by khem l3 forwarding usecase- Lijian Status(khem): No updates.
      • memcpy patch consumes more clocks in OcteonTX2 - updated by Nitin.
      • Stopped working on this patch.
    • iperf3 performance with Hoststack.
      • ip4_local_inline quad loop under investigation Status(Sirshak): no updates.
      • svm_fifo: Status(Sirshak): Working on fixing VPP Path errors from svm_fifo patch. Test failure on SCTP, not root-caused yet.
      • Octeon-Tx Status(Sirshak): yet to try steps from gorka for usb ubuntu rootfs installation. - Switched to Marvikar
    • VPP on both sides(iperf3 server and client) give a boost.(Reason unknown).
    • VPP running on Arm side, x86 iperf3 client observes unstable performance rate.(Reason unknown).
  • CSIT
    • VPP Performance Test
    • Package Installation error Status(Juraj): interfaces configured numa node 2,3 are not visible. https://jira.fd.io/browse/VPP-1566
    • Installed VPP crashed on Taishan server, https://jira.fd.io/browse/VPP-1569
    • Estimates from Khem and Stan/Juraj. Status: https://gerrit.fd.io/r/#/c/16850/
      • a. Host Config, almost done with patch https://gerrit.fd.io/r/#/c/16837/ - Done
      • b. merging CSIT patch. - Closing done
      • c. creating a job. - Everything is ready except the docker image
    • Target: master trending job - firstly create trending graph from daily data; then create release report(require some manual work)
    • Add license header/copy right to scripts - Sirshak/Honnappa to confirm with Andy Waffa
    • VPP Path
    • VPP Device
      • thunderx Status: 1-node topology was rewired because of QSFP+ switch.
      • mcbin: Kernel Migration on mcbin. Status: was able to update uboot but not boot the new kernel. Jialin suggested different boot parameters, juraj yet to try.
      • Confirm if Jianlin's board has the exactly same plugable switches with Juraj's boards - Lijian
      • thunderx2: Status: Talk to edk about deployment strategy with 1-node.
  • FD.io lab
    • ThunderX1
      • QSFP+ switch for ThunderX1 Status: ONL OS to be installed on QSFP+ switch.
      • Juraj setup call with LF people. Status: Done.
    • ThunderX2
      • Cables: Sent. Juraj to open another tkt for wiring the ThunderX2.
  • VPP
    • Buffer Pools per NUMA
    • Verify effects and make NEON changes Jira: https://jira.fd.io/browse/VPP-1560
      • Investigate with latest VPP code on x86 server - Lijian - Send emails to vpp-dev mailor if there's problem. Will not put much effort.
    • Vectorization
      • ethernet-input
      • buffer pools
    • 128B cache line size
      • Will try this on Taishan server - Slightly performance degradation with 128 bytes cache line
    • Qualcomm no change iperf3
    • thunderx2 crashing - No update
    • Taishan/A72 Status: Khem to try 128B cache line on taishan (performance difference).
  • Action Items - Last Week
    • [Sachin] to introduce RFC for IPsec offload support in DPDK plugin.
  • Action Items - Next Week

02/19/2019

  • Attendees
    • Sirshak Das
    • Juraj Linkeš
    • Stanislav Chlebec
    • Khemendra Kumar
    • Tina Tsou
    • Andy Wang
    • Gorka
    • Fede
    • Honnappa Nagarahalli
  • General
  • VPP Hoststack
    • After assigned dedicated CPU processors for VPP main/VPP worker/iperf3 server, both ThunderX2 and Taishan Server VPP hoststack give better performance compared with Linux stack.
    • memcpy optimization
      • memcpy patch verification on taishan by khem l3 forwarding usecase- Lijian Status(khem): No updates.
      • memcpy patch consumes more clocks in OcteonTX2 - updated by Nitin.
    • iperf3 performance with Hoststack.
      • ip4_local_inline quad loop under investigation Status(Sirshak): no updates.
      • svm_fifo: Status(Sirshak): Working on fixing VPP Path errors from svm_fifo patch.
      • Octeon-Tx Status(Sirshak): yet to try steps from gorka for usb ubuntu rootfs installation.
    • VPP on both sides(iperf3 server and client) give a boost.(Reason unknown).
    • VPP running on Arm side, x86 iperf3 client observes unstable performance rate.(Reason unknown).
  • CSIT
    • VPP Performance Test
    • Package Installation error Status(Juraj): interfaces configured numa node 2,3 are not visible. https://jira.fd.io/browse/VPP-1566
    • Installed VPP crashed on Taishan server, https://jira.fd.io/browse/VPP-1569
    • Estimates from Khem and Stan/Juraj. Status: https://gerrit.fd.io/r/#/c/16850/
    • Target: master trending job
    • VPP Path
    • VPP Device
      • thunderx Status: 1-node topology was rewired because of QSFP+ switch.
      • mcbin: Kernel Migration on mcbin. Status: was able to update uboot but not boot the new kernel. Jialin suggested different boot parameters, juraj yet to try.
      • Confirm if Jianlin's board has the exactly same plugable switches with Juraj's boards - Lijian
      • thunderx2: Status: Talk to edk about deployment strategy with 1-node.
  • FD.io lab
    • ThunderX1
      • QSFP+ switch for ThunderX1 Status: ONL OS to be installed on QSFP+ switch.
      • Juraj setup call with LF people. Status: Done.
    • ThunderX2
      • Cables: Sent. Juraj to open another tkt for wiring the ThunderX2.
  • VPP
    • Buffer Pools per NUMA
    • Verify effects and make NEON changes Jira: https://jira.fd.io/browse/VPP-1560
    • 1GB page taking long time Status: fixed.
      • Investigate with latest VPP code on x86 server
    • Vectorization
      • ethernet-input
      • buffer pools
      • memcpy
    • 128B cache line size
      • Will try this on Taishan server - Lijian
    • Qualcomm no change iperf3
    • thunderx2 crashing - No update
    • Taishan/A72 Status: Khem to try 128B cache line on taishan (performance difference).
  • Action Items - Last Week
    • [Sachin] to introduce RFC for IPsec offload support in DPDK plugin.
  • Action Items - Next Week

02/11/2019

  • Attendees
    • Sirshak Das
    • Juraj Linkeš
    • Stanislav Chlebec
    • Khemendra Kumar
    • Tina Tsou
    • Andy Wang
    • Gorka
    • Fede
    • Honnappa Nagarahalli
  • General
  • VPP Hoststack
    • memcpy optimization
      • memcpy patch verification on taishan by khem l3 forwarding usecase- Lijian Status(khem): No updates.
    • iperf3 performance with Hoststack.
      • ip4_local_inline quad loop under investigation Status(Sirshak): no updates.
      • svm_fifo: Status(Sirshak): Working on fixing VPP Path errors from svm_fifo patch.
      • Octeon-Tx Status(Sirshak): yet to try steps from gorka for usb ubuntu rootfs installation.
    • VPP on both sides(iperf3 server and client) give a boost.(Reason unknown).
  • CSIT
    • VPP Performance Test
    • Package Installation error Status(Juraj): interfaces configured numa node 2,3 are not visible.
    • Estimates from Khem and Stan/Juraj. Status: https://gerrit.fd.io/r/#/c/16850/
      • a. Host Config
      • b. merging CSIT patch.
      • c. creating a job.
    • Target: master trending job
    • VPP Path
    • VPP Device
      • thunderx Status: 1-node topology was rewired because of QSFP+ switch.
      • mcbin: Kernel Migration on mcbin. Status: was able to update uboot but not boot the new kernel. Jialin suggested different boot parameters, juraj yet to try.
      • thunderx2: Status: Talk to edk about deployment strategy with 1-node.
  • FD.io lab
    • ThunderX1
      • QSFP+ switch for ThunderX1 Status: ONL OS to be installed on QSFP+ switch.
      • Juraj setup call with LF people. Status: Done.
    • ThunderX2
      • Cables: Sent. Juraj to open another tkt for wiring the ThunderX2.
  • VPP
    • Buffer Pools per NUMA
    • Verify effects and make NEON changes Jira: https://jira.fd.io/browse/VPP-1560
    • 1GB page taking long time Status: fixed.
    • Vectorization
      • ethernet-input
      • buffer pools
      • memcpy
    • 128B cache line size
    • Qualcomm no change iperf3
    • thunderx2 crashing
    • Taishan/A72 Status: Khem to try 128B cache line on taishan (performance difference).
  • Action Items - Last Week
    • [Sachin] to introduce RFC for IPsec offload support in DPDK plugin.
  • Action Items - Next Week

02/05/2019

  • Attendees
    • Sirshak Das
    • Juraj Linkeš
    • Stanislav Chlebec
    • Khemendra Kumar
    • Tina Tsou
    • Andy Wang
    • Gorka
    • Fede
    • Honnappa Nagarahalli
  • General
  • VPP Hoststack
    • memcpy optimization
      • Check optimized memory copy version are deployed on Taishan and ThunderX2 during runtime - Lijian
      • Send memcpy patch to Khem and Fede for further verification - Lijian Status: fede: small improvement in mcbin with iperf3, khem to try them with l3 forwarding
    • iperf3 performance with Hoststack.
      • ip4_local_inline quad loop under investigation
      • Working on svm_fifo alternate version with front and back pointers synchronized instead of cursize.
    • Verifying per NUMA node buffer pool https://gerrit.fd.io/r/#/c/16638/
      • sirshak create jira id in fd.io jira. https://jira.fd.io/browse/VPP-1560
      • Hanging of VPP is actually VPP taking a lot of time to allocate 400K chunks for 1GB - Damjan has this in his todo list
      • gcc-8 compilation still fails on ARM.
      • Octeon-Tx failure. Status: unknown
    • Gorka is trying some optimal configs for VCL. Status: no updates.
    • VPP on both sides(iperf3 server and client) give a boost.(Reason unknown).
    • OcteonTx boots to buildroot with no dhclient hence an impasse. Still not clear how to use USB stick.
  • CSIT
    • VPP Path
    • VPP Device
      • thunderx: 1-node topology on cavium thunderx. Status: no updates.
      • Kernel Migration on mcbin. Status:
      • ThunderX2:
    • VPP Performance Test
      • Stan and Khem to come up with a summary of current status and an estimate of at least upstreaming basic L2/L3 performance suites.
      • Juraj to come up with a solution for NUMA node anamoly in Taishan.
      • https://gerrit.fd.io/r/#/c/16850/ Status: Juraj has a version all ready to work. Package installation blocker.
      • Package installation error Status: Juraj to investigate logs.
  • FD.io lab
    • ThunderX1 -
      • New QSFP+ switch for ThunderX1 is available now: QSFP+ to be connected SFP+ switch.
      • Juraj to setup a call with LF folks on.
    • ThunderX2 -
      • Andy still waiting cables.
      • Juraj to remind Andy of when the cable will be available.
      • Juraj to follow up on ssh connectivity to thunderx2.
  • VPP
    • Vectorization
      • [Lijian] Macro benchmarking on ThunderX2/Centriq(4%)/Taishan D05(10%) is done, data is updated into Jira. Code is in internal review.
      • [Lijian] Check if setting default cache line size to 128 will degradate thru-put on Taishan/Qualcomm/ThunderX2
        • no perf diff in Qualcomm
        • vpp crashes on thunderx2
        • waiting for results on A72 (Taishan)
      • [Sirshak] on ethernet-input node, investigate vectorized buffer index, Damjan's per numa node buffer pool patch. Status: No updates
  • Action Items - Last Week
    • [Sachin] to introduce RFC for IPsec offload support in DPDK plugin.
  • Action Items - Next Week

01/29/2019

  • Attendees
    • Sirshak Das
    • Juraj Linkeš
    • Lijian Zhang
    • Stanislav Chlebec
    • Khemendra Kumar
    • Tina Tsou
    • Andy Wang
    • Garcia
    • Manuel
    • Gorka
    • Fede
    • Honnappa Nagarahalli
    • John Ddigilio
  • General
  • VPP Hoststack
    • TaiShan Server with Debian distro crashed with command of 'ip probe-neighbor' when doing VPP hoststack with iperf3
    • With 64 bytes packets, on ThunderX2, 10G NIC, VPP hoststack bandwidth is about 1/2 of Linux Kernel stack.
    • With 64 bytes packets, on Taishan, 10G NIC, VPP hoststack bandwidth is about 2x of Linux Kernel stack.
    • Memory copy patch gives 4% improvement on VPP hoststack on Taishan server.
    • Check optimized memory copy version are deployed on Taishan and ThunderX2 during runtime - Lijian
    • Send memcopy patch to Khem and Fede for further verification - Lijian
    • iperf3 performance with Hoststack.
      • Investigating lock-less fifo, ip4_local_forward node and memory reordering for VPP hoststack - Sirshak
    • Sirshak is trying to set up one fd.io setup for everyone debugging VPP hoststack.
    • Verifying https://gerrit.fd.io/r/#/c/16638/ - Suppose to give better performance, but VPP hang with this patch on some Arm machines.
    • Gorka is trying some optimal configs for VCL. - No Updates.
    • VPP on both sides(iperf3 server and client) give a boost.(Reason unknown).
    • OcteonTX is received in ARM lab. Will boot it up firstly and then start doing profiling with it.
  • FD.io lab
    • ThunderX1 -
      • New Arista switch for ThunderX1 is available now. Gathering details that required by LF lab before sending the switch to CSIT lab. - Juraj - Andy will try to send the switch to CSIT this Thursday.
    • ThunderX2 -
      • Cable type is confirmed. Procurement is in the process.
      • Juraj to remind Andy of when the cable will be available.
      • Require access to these servers in FD.io lab. Anton gives the IP to access them.(ADMIN/ADMIN)
  • CSIT
    • VPP Path
      • So far so good.
      • ARM CI results are overwritten by x86 machines. Should be a Jenkin issue. Monitor if this corner will happen again. - Juraj
    • VPP Device
      • thunderx: 1-node topology on cavium thunderx. Basic skeleton of docker topology done. Moving on to deploying the scripts. Juraj is able to modify, execute the scripts in Container. Things to fix is scripts for 1-link 1-node topology and interfaces binding to VPP. Is able to run successfully a traffic test.
      • Kernel Migration on mcbin. Juraj is able to build all the images, but got kernel panic. Try with the more recent uBoot version. Tried latest uBoot image, but still has the same issue.
      • Juraj to investigate further work once ThunderX2 is available.
    • VPP Performance Test
  • VPP
    • Vectorization
      • [Lijian] Macro benchmarking on ThunderX2/Centriq(4%)/Taishan D05(10%) is done, data is updated into Jira. Code is in internal review.
      • [Lijian] Check if setting default cache line size to 128 will degradate thru-put on Taishan/Qualcomm/ThunderX2
      • [Sirshak] on ethernet-input node, investigate vectorized buffer index.
    • Memory Ordering
      • [Sirshak] svm_fifo lockless alternate algorithm for SPSC. - In internal review.
  • Action Items - Last Week
    • [Sachin] to introduce RFC for IPsec offload support in DPDK plugin.
    • [Khem] Deployment of only L2 CSIT performance suite. - Bootstrap script common.sh working and checking the test cases.
    • [Juraj] IP4 reassembly and GBP failures are fixed. Patches to enable them two are merged. No any test cases in blacklist for Aarch64 machine.
    • [Juraj] Kernel Migration on mcbin. Juraj is able to build all the images.
  • Action Items - Next Week
    • [Sirshak] -

01/22/2019

  • Attendees
    • Sirshak Das
    • Juraj Linkeš
    • Lijian Zhang
    • Stanislav Chlebec
    • Khemendra Kumar
    • Tina Tsou
    • Andy Wang
    • Garcia
    • Manuel
    • Gorka
    • Fede
    • Honnappa Nagarahalli
    • John Ddigilio
  • General
  • VPP Hoststack
    • TaiShan Server with Debian distro crashed with command of 'ip probe-neighbor' when doing VPP hoststack with iperf3
    • With 64 bytes packets, on ThunderX2, 10G NIC, VPP hoststack bandwidth is about 1/4 of Linux Kernel stack.
    • iperf3 performance with Hoststack.
      • Investigating lock-less fifo, ip4_local_forward node and memory reordering for VPP hoststack - Sirshak
    • Sirshak is trying to set up one fd.io setup for everyone debugging VPP hoststack.
    • Gorka is trying some optimal configs for VCL. - No Updates.
    • VPP on both sides(iperf3 server and client) give a boost.(Reason unknown).
    • OcteonTX is received in ARM lab. Will boot it up firstly and then start doing profiling with it.
  • FD.io lab
    • ThunderX1 -
      • New Arista switch for ThunderX1 is available now. Gathering details that required by LF lab before sending the switch to CSIT lab. - Juraj - Andy will try to send the switch to CSIT this Thursday.
    • ThunderX2 -
      • Cable type is confirmed. Procurement is in the process.
      • Require access to these servers in FD.io lab.
  • CSIT
    • VPP Path
      • So far so good.
      • ARM CI results are overwritten by x86 machines. Should be a Jenkin issue. Monitor if this corner will happen again. - Juraj
    • VPP Device
      • thunderx: 1-node topology on cavium thunderx. Basic skeleton of docker topology done. Moving on to deploying the scripts. Juraj is able to modify, execute the scripts in Container. Things to fix is scripts for 1-link 1-node topology and interfaces binding to VPP.
      • Kernel Migration on mcbin. Juraj is able to build all the images, but got kernel panic. Try with the more recent uBoot version.
      • Juraj to investigate further work once ThunderX2 is available.
    • VPP Performance Test
      • Working ongoing on writing scripts for Performance Jobs.
      • Development of L2 test script is under-going now.
      • Khem will get L2 work in CI firstly, and then IP4, and other test cases.
      • Stan starts to work on performance scripts with Khem. Is able to connect Taishan machines in CSIT lab.
      • The performance topology in wiki link is to update per below file.
      • https://github.com/FDio/csit/blob/master/docs/lab/Testbeds_Xeon_Skx_Arm_Atom.md
      • Stan and Khem to come up with a summary of current status and an estimate of at least upstreaming basic L2/L3 performance suites.
        • Install Ubuntu-18.04 on Huawei Taishan servers firstly, and then investigate upstreaming performance test framework to enable Aarch64
        • Lijian to verify Ubuntu-18.04 on Taishan server.
      • Stan installed latest CSIT scripts on packet generator server(x86 NEON) and Tainshan servers in FD.io lab.
      • https://gerrit.fd.io/r/#/c/16850/
      • Some of L2 and L3 test cases passed.
  • VPP
    • Vectorization
      • [Lijian] Macro benchmarking on ThunderX2/Centriq(4%)/Taishan D05(10%) is done, data is updated into Jira. Code is in internal review.
      • [Sirshak] on ethernet-input node, investigate vectorized buffer index.
    • Memory Ordering
      • [Sirshak] svm_fifo lockless alternate algorithm for SPSC. - In internal review.
  • Action Items - Last Week
    • [Sachin] to introduce RFC for IPsec offload support in DPDK plugin.
    • [Khem] Deployment of only L2 CSIT performance suite. - Bootstrap script common.sh working and checking the test cases.
    • [Juraj] IP4 reassembly and GBP failures are fixed. Patches to enable them two are merged. No any test cases in blacklist for Aarch64 machine.
    • [Juraj] Kernel Migration on mcbin. Juraj is able to build all the images.
  • Action Items - Next Week
    • [Sirshak] - To update patch list in VPP/Aarch64 wiki

01/15/2019

  • Attendees
    • Sirshak Das
    • Juraj Linkeš
    • Lijian Zhang
    • Stanislav Chlebec
    • Khemendra Kumar
    • Tina Tsou
    • Andy Wang
    • Garcia
    • Manuel
    • Gorka
    • Fede
    • Honnappa Nagarahalli
    • John Ddigilio
  • General
  • VPP Hoststack
    • iperf3 performance with Hoststack.
      • Investigating lock-less fifo and memory reordering for VPP hoststack - Sirshak
    • Sirshak is trying to set up one fd.io setup for everyone debugging VPP hoststack.
    • Gorka is trying some optimal configs for VCL. - No Updates.
    • VPP on both sides(iperf3 server and client) give a boost.(Reason unknown).
    • OcteonTX is received in ARM lab. Will boot it up firstly and then start doing profiling with it.
  • FD.io lab
    • ThunderX2 -
      • New Arista switch is available now. Gathering details that required by LF lab before sending the switch to CSIT lab. - Juraj
      • Cable type is confirmed. Procurement is in the process.
  • CSIT
    • VPP Path
      • IP4 reassembly and GBP failures are fixed. Patches to enable them two are merged. No any test cases in blacklist for Aarch64 machine.
      • We have voting verify on bionic. Upload nexus disabled but merge job working. - Juraj created LF ticket for nexus upload. Both master merge job and verifying job are working fine.
      • ARM CI results are overwritten by x86 machines. Should be a Jenkin issue. Monitor if this corner will happen again. - Juraj
    • VPP Device
      • thunderx: 1-node topology on cavium thunderx. Basic skeleton of docker topology done. Moving on to deploying the scripts.
      • Kernel Migration on mcbin. Juraj is able to build all the images.
    • VPP Performance Test
      • Working ongoing on writing scripts for Performance Jobs.
      • Development of L2 test script is under-going now.
      • Khem will get L2 work in CI firstly, and then IP4, and other test cases.
      • Stan starts to work on performance scripts with Khem. Is able to connect Taishan machines in CSIT lab.
      • The performance topology in wiki link is to update per below file.
      • https://github.com/FDio/csit/blob/master/docs/lab/Testbeds_Xeon_Skx_Arm_Atom.md
      • Stan and Khem to come up with a summary of current status and an estimate of at least upstreaming basic L2/L3 performance suites.
  • VPP
    • Vectorization
      • [Lijian] Macro benchmarking on ThunderX2/Centriq(4%)/Taishan D05(10%) is done, data is updated into Jira. Code is in internal review.
    • Memory Ordering
      • [Sirshak] svm_fifo lockless alternate algorithm for SPSC. - In internal review.
  • Action Items - Last Week
    • [Sachin] to introduce RFC for IPsec offload support in DPDK plugin.
    • [Khem] Deployment of only L2 CSIT performance suite. - Bootstrap script common.sh working and checking the test cases.
    • [Juraj] IP4 reassembly and GBP failures are fixed. Patches to enable them two are merged. No any test cases in blacklist for Aarch64 machine.
    • [Juraj] Kernel Migration on mcbin. Juraj is able to build all the images.
  • Action Items - Next Week
    • [Sirshak] - To update patch list in VPP/Aarch64 wiki

01/08/2019

  • Attendees
    • Sirshak Das
    • Juraj Linkeš
    • Lijian Zhang
    • Stanislav Chlebec
    • Khemendra Kumar
  • General
  • VPP Hoststack
    • iperf3 performance with Hoststack.
      • Investigating lock-less fifo and memory reordering for VPP hoststack - Sirshak
    • Sirshak is trying to set up one fd.io setup for everyone debugging VPP hoststack.
    • Gorka is trying some optimal configs for VCL. - No Updates.
    • VPP on both sides(iperf3 server and client) give a boost.(Reason unknown).
  • Action Items - Last Week
    • [Sachin] to introduce RFC for IPsec offload support in DPDK plugin.
    • [Khem] Deployment of only L2 CSIT performance suite. - Bootstrap script common.sh working and checking the test cases.
    • [Lijian] Working on IP4 reassembly and GBP failures. - fixed. Juraj has upstreamed patched to enable these two tests.
    • [Sirshak] Kernel Migration mcbin. Juraj is working on based on Jianlin's suggestion.
    • [Andy] Getting a new Arista switch next year.
  • VPP
    • Vectorization
      • [Lijian] working on vectorized memory copy - Macro benchmarking is done and data is updated to Jira.
    • Memory Ordering
      • [Sirshak] svm_fifo lockless alternate algorithm for SPSC. - In internal review.
  • CSIT
    • VPP Path
  • VPP Path Failures
      • We have voting verify on bionic. Upload nexus disabled but merge job working. - Juraj created LF ticket for nexus upload. Both merge job and verifying job are working fine.
    • VPP Device
      • thunderx: 1-node topology on cavium thunderx. Basic skeleton of docker topology done. Moving on to deploying the scripts.
      • thunderx2: Juraj working with LF to get this resolved.
      • mcbin: Juraj can contact Jianlin if needed.
    • VPP Performance Test
      • Working ongoing on writing scripts for Performance Jobs.
      • Development of L2 test script is under-going now.
      • Khem will get L2 work in CI firstly, and then IP4, and other test cases.
      • Stan is starting working on VPP performance test. Khem to send email to Stan on VPP performance testing stuff.
  • FD.io lab
    • New Arista switch to be proccured next year.
    • ThunderX2 - Racked. Andy is trying to buy cables compatible to Intel XL710. Juraj to confirm info required by lab people before sending out the cables.
  • Action Items - Next Week

12/18/2018

  • Attendees
    • Sirshak Das
    • Juraj Linkeš
    • Tina Tsou
    • Stanislav Chlebec
    • Avinash
    • Khemendra
  • General
  • VPP Hoststack
    • iperf3 performance with Hoststack.
      • Investigating lock-less fifo and memory reordering for VPP hoststack - Sirshak
    • Sirshak is trying to set up one fd.io setup for everyone debugging VPP hoststack.
    • Gorka is trying some optimal configs for VCL. - No Updates.
    • VPP on both sides(iperf3 server and client) give a boost.(Reason unknown).
  • Action Items - Last Week
    • [Sachin] to introduce RFC for IPsec offload support in DPDK plugin.
    • [Khem] Deployment of only L2 CSIT performance suite. - Bootstrap script common.sh working.
    • [Lijian] Working on IP4 reassembly and GBP failures. - Some preliminary on gbp waiting Neale. Juraj to give access to Lijian to investigate on ThunderX.
    • [Sirshak] Kernel Migration mcbin. Status: Jianlin to work with Juraj to get fd.io mcbins up and running. Sirshak to setup a meeting.
    • [Andy] Getting a new Arista switch next year.
  • VPP
    • Vectorization
      • [Lijian] working on vectorized memory copy - Still benchmarking and setting it up for internal review.
      • [Lijian] Patch for compiling issue with GCC-8.x is under community review. Status: No updtaes.
      • [Lijian] Patch for fixing StringTest failure is under community review. Status: Abandoned.
      • [Lijian] Patch for CDP failure is under community review. Status: No updates.
    • Memory Ordering
      • [Sirshak] svm_fifo lockless alternate algorithm for SPSC.
  • CSIT
    • VPP Path
  • VPP Path Failures
    • https://jira.fd.io/browse/VPP-1475 - IP4 random reassembly failure in master, also seen on x86
    • https://jira.fd.io/browse/VPP-1491 - GBP L3/L2 Endpoint Learning failure
      • We have voting verify on bionic. Upload nexus disabled but merge job working. Juraj to create LF ticket for nexus upload.
    • VPP Device
      • thunderx: 1-node topology on cavium thunderx. Basic skeleton of docker topology done. Moving on to deploying the scripts.
      • thunderx2: Sirshak working with LF to get this resolved.
      • mcbin: Sirshak to setup a meeting between Juraj and Jianlin.
    • VPP Performance Test
      • Working ongoing on writing scripts for Performance Jobs.
      • Development of L2 test script is under-going now.
      • Khem will get L2 work in CI firstly, and then IP4, and other test cases.
  • FD.io lab
    • New Arista switch to be proccured next year.
    • ThunderX2 - Racked. IPMI Static IP configuration missing. Sirshak with LF.
  • Action Items - Next Week

12/11/2018

  • Attendees
    • Sirshak Das
    • Juraj Linkeš
    • Tina Tsou
    • Stanislav Chlebec
  • VPP Hoststack
    • iperf3 performance with Hoststack. - Sirshak has done some preliminary bench-marking, and compare kernel and VPP hoststack performance. Three case: kernel to kernel; kernel to VPP hoststack; VPP hoststack to VPP hoststack
    • ongoing perf analysis. One patch(https://gerrit.fd.io/r/#/c/16184/) is merged, and the other one is under internal review.
    • Investigating lock-less fifo and memory reordering for VPP hoststack - Sirshak
    • Sirshak is trying to set up one CSIT setup for everyone debugging VPP hoststack. Will share setup info
    • Gorka is trying some optimal configs for VCL.
    • VPP on both sides(iperf3 server and client) give a boost.(Reason unknown).
  • Action Items - Last Week
    • [Sachin] to introduce RFC for IPsec offload support in DPDK plugin.
    • [Khem] Deployment of only L2 CSIT performance suite. Two scripts of L2 performance suites for CI management repository are done, investigating on for CSIT repository, and three more scripts to be developed.
    • [Lijian] Working on IP4 reassembly and GBP failures
    • [Sirshak] Kernel Migration mcbin. Status: Sirshak to try inputs from garcia and damjan. - no progress so far. - To confirm with Jianling and Joyce.
  • VPP
    • Vectorization
      • [Lijian] working on vectorized memory copy - Second priority, no update so far.
      • [Lijian] Patch for compiling issue with GCC-8.x is under community review.
      • [Lijian] Patch for fixing StringTest failure is under community review.
      • [Lijian] Patch for CDP failure is under community review.
    • Memory Ordering
      • [Sirshak] To start work on Arithmetic and Logic relaxed functions.
  • VPP Path failures
  • CSIT
    • VPP Path
      • Actually, everything is ready. The only thing is to get CI patch merged.
    • VPP Device
      • thunderx: 1-node topology on cavium thunderx is in place, but there are errors. Will continue investigation.
      • thunderx2: Racked. Lack of static IP. Sirshak gave a work-around to fix lacking of static IP to Anton.
      • mcbin: Kernel issue yet to try suggestion from Garcia and Damjan. To confirm with Jianling and Joyce - Lijian
    • VPP Performance Test
      • Working ongoing on writing scripts for Performance Jobs.
      • Development of L2 test script is under-going now. Khem will get L2 work in CI firstly, and then IP4, and other test cases.
  • FD.io lab
    • Arista switch is still not working. Andy and Anton are working on the exact requirement for the switch, and two possible option: Andy to replace the Arista or buy a new one.
    • ThunderX2 - Racked. Lack of IP.
  • Action Items - Next Week
    • [Lijian] to continue to investigate make test failures.
    • [Andy] to work with Anton to resolve Arista problem.

12/04/2018

  • Attendees
    • Sirshak Das
    • Andy Wang
    • Juraj Linkeš
    • Khemendra
    • Garcia
    • Manuel
    • Gorka
    • Fede
    • Tina Tsou
  • VPP Hoststack
    • iperf3 performance with Hoststack. - Sirshak has done some preliminary bench-marking, and compare kernel and VPP hoststack performance. Three case: kernel to kernel; kernel to VPP hoststack; VPP hoststack to VPP hoststack
    • ongoing perf analysis. Two patches ongoing. One is upstreamed and the other is under internal review. Hotpots on memory copy or maybe other stuff.
    • Sirshak is trying to set up one CSIT setup for everyone debugging VPP hoststack. Will share setup info
    • Gorka is trying some optimal configs for VCL.
    • VPP on both sides(iperf3 server and client) give a boost.(Reason unknown).
  • Action Items - Last Week
    • [Sachin] to introduce RFC for IPsec offload support in DPDK plugin.
    • [Khem] Deployment of only L2 CSIT performance suite. Two scripts of L2 performance suites for CI management repository are done, investigating on for CSIT repository, and three more scripts to be developed.
    • [Lijian] VPP dlmalloc crash issue root-caused and fixed by maintainer. Florin Coras fixed time-out issues.
    • [Sirshak] Kernel Migration mcbin. Status: Sirshak to try inputs from garcia and damjan. - no progress so far. - To confirm with Jianling and Joyce.
  • VPP
    • Vectorization
      • [Lijian] working on vectorized memory copy - Second priority, no update so far.
      • [Lijian] Patch for compiling issue with GCC-8.x is under internal review.
      • [Lijian] Patch for fixing StringTest failure is under internal review.
    • Memory Ordering
      • [Sirshak] To start work on Arithmetic and Logic relaxed functions.
  • CSIT
    • VPP Path
    • VPP Device
      • thunderx: 1-node topology on cavium thunderx is in place, but there are errors. Will continue investigation.
      • thunderx2: Racked. Lack of IP. To confirm with Anton.
      • mcbin: Kernel issue yet to try suggestion from Garcia and Damjan. To confirm with Jianling and Joyce - Lijian
    • VPP Performance Test
      • Working ongoing on writing scripts for Performance Jobs.
      • Development of L2 test script is under-going now. Khem will get L2 work in CI firstly, and then IP4, and other test cases.
  • FD.io lab
    • Arista switch is still not working. Andy and Anton are working on the exact requirement for the switch, and two possible option: Andy to replace the Arista or buy a new one.
    • ThunderX2 - Racked. Lack of IP.
  • Action Items - Next Week
    • [Lijian] to continue to investigate make test failures.
    • [Andy] to work with Anton to resolve Arista problem.


11/27/2018

  • Attendees
    • Juraj Linkeš
    • Khemendra
    • Garcia
    • Manuel
    • Gorka
    • Fede
    • Tina Tsou
  • VPP Hoststack
    • iperf3 performance with Hoststack. - Sirshak has done some preliminary bench-marking, and compare kernel and VPP hoststack performance.
    • ongoing perf analysis, two patches ongoing. Hotpots on memory copy or maybe other stuff. Will share patches with community.- Sirshak
    • Sirshak is trying to set up one CSIT setup for everyone debugging VPP hoststack. Will share setup info
    • Gorka is trying some optimal configs for VCL.
    • VPP on both sides(iperf3 server and client) give a boost.(Reason unknown).
    • Alternate test cases.
  • Action Items - Last Week
    • [Sachin] to introduce RFC for IPsec offload support in DPDK plugin.
    • [Khem] Deployment of only L2 CSIT performance suite. Status: Working with Juraj to get scripts ready for jobs. - Need to prepare some scripts. First to understand how the script works and then add more options.
    • [Lijian] Status on VPP path failures. Status: Still debugging. Still at early study stage.
    • [Sirshak] Kernel Migration mcbin. Status: Sirshak to try inputs from garcia and damjan. - no progress so far.
  • VPP
    • Vectorization
      • [Lijian] working on vectorized memory copy
    • Memory Ordering
      • [Sirshak] To start work on Arithmetic and Logic relaxed functions.
  • CSIT
    • VPP Path
      • 3 failures currently stalling deployment.
      • VPP-1476, VPP-1475, VPP-1478
      • These failures are seen on Debian x86 VM also.
      • Parallelization(n=32) is resulting in failures. Seems also be caused by below two patches.
      • VPP-1490, caused by https://gerrit.fd.io/r/#/c/15106/ and https://gerrit.fd.io/r/#/c/15534/.
      • VPP-1491, VPP-1497 about parallazation and GBP failure are filed.
      • Get CSIT/Aarch64 pass with partial test cases - Juraj
    • VPP Device
      • thunderx: Juraj created a LF tkt for wiring the 1-node topology on cavium thunderx.
      • thunderx2: to be racked by this Friday.
      • mcbin: Kernel issue yet to try suggestion from Garcia and Damjan.
    • VPP Performance Test
      • Working ongoing on writing scripts for Performance Jobs.
      • L2 test is working now manually. Khem is trying to get it work in CI, and then IP4, and other test cases.
  • FD.io lab
    • Arista switch is missing cable. Andy will send tracking no. for cables.
    • ThunderX2 - to be racked by this Friday.
  • Action Items - Next Week
    • [Lijian] to investigate VPP-1490 issue.
    • [Andy] Andy will send tracking no. for cables.

11/20/2018

  • Attendees
    • Sirshak Das
    • Andy Wang
    • Juraj Linkeš
    • Khemendra
    • Garcia
    • Manuel
    • Gorka
    • Fede
    • Tina Tsou
  • VPP Hoststack
    • iperf3 performance with Hoststack. - Sirshak has done some preliminary bench-marking, and compare kernel and VPP hoststack performance.
    • ongoing perf analysis, two patches ongoing. Hotpots on memory copy or maybe other stuff. Will share patches with community.- Sirshak
    • Sirshak is trying to set up one CSIT setup for everyone debugging VPP hoststack. Will share setup info
    • Gorka is trying some optimal configs for VCL.
    • VPP on both sides(iperf3 server and client) give a boost.(Reason unknown).
    • Alternate test cases.
  • Action Items - Last Week
    • [Sachin] to introduce RFC for IPsec offload support in DPDK plugin.
    • [Khem] Deployment of only L2 CSIT performance suite. Status: Working with Juraj to get scripts ready for jobs. - Need to prepare some scripts. First to understand how the script works and then add more options.
    • [Lijian] Status on VPP path failures. Status: Still debugging. Still at early study stage.
    • [Sirshak] Kernel Migration mcbin. Status: Sirshak to try inputs from garcia and damjan. - no progress so far.
  • VPP
    • Vectorization
      • [Lijian] working on vectorized memory copy
    • Memory Ordering
      • [Sirshak] To start work on Arithmetic and Logic relaxed functions.
  • CSIT
    • VPP Path
      • 3 failures currently stalling deployment.
      • VPP-1476, VPP-1475, VPP-1478
      • These failures are seen on Debian x86 VM also.
      • Parallelization(n=32) is resulting in failures. Seems also be caused by below two patches.
      • VPP-1490, caused by https://gerrit.fd.io/r/#/c/15106/ and https://gerrit.fd.io/r/#/c/15534/.
      • VPP-1491, VPP-1497 about parallazation and GBP failure are filed.
      • Get CSIT/Aarch64 pass with partial test cases - Juraj
    • VPP Device
      • thunderx: Juraj created a LF tkt for wiring the 1-node topology on cavium thunderx.
      • thunderx2: to be racked by this Friday.
      • mcbin: Kernel issue yet to try suggestion from Garcia and Damjan.
    • VPP Performance Test
      • Working ongoing on writing scripts for Performance Jobs.
      • L2 test is working now manually. Khem is trying to get it work in CI, and then IP4, and other test cases.
  • FD.io lab
    • Arista switch is missing cable. Andy will send tracking no. for cables.
    • ThunderX2 - to be racked by this Friday.
  • Action Items - Next Week
    • [Lijian] to investigate VPP-1490 issue.
    • [Andy] Andy will send tracking no. for cables.


11/12/2018

  • Attendees
    • Sirshak Das
    • Andy Wang
    • Juraj Linkeš
    • Khemendra
    • Garcia
    • Gorka
  • VPP Hoststack
    • iperf3 performance with Hoststack. - Sirshak has done some preliminary bench-marking, and compare kernel and VPP hoststack performance.
    • ongoing perf analysis, two patches ongoing. Hotpots on memory copy or maybe other stuff. - Sirshak
    • Sirshak is trying to set up one CSIT setup for everyone debugging VPP hoststack. Will share setup info
    • Gorka is trying some optimal configs for VCL.
    • VPP on both sides(iperf3 server and client) give a boost.(Reason unknown).
    • Alternate test cases.
    • khem to get more information on benchmarking DMM. Khem to send the information to

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