[v4,1/1] doc: document vfio-pci usage with QAT PMD
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Message ID 20201012104352.19236-2-adamx.dybkowski@intel.com
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Dybkowski, AdamX Oct. 12, 2020, 10:43 a.m. UTC
This patch marks the old igb-uio driver as unsecure when used
with the QAT PMD and updates all examples to recommend using
vfio-pci instead.
It also mentions security issues with the QAT CPM and provides
information about the new vfio-pci parameter 'disable_denylist'
available in Linux kernels 5.9 and later.

Signed-off-by: Adam Dybkowski <adamx.dybkowski@intel.com>
---
 doc/guides/cryptodevs/qat.rst | 63 +++++++++++++++++++----------------
 1 file changed, 34 insertions(+), 29 deletions(-)

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diff --git a/doc/guides/cryptodevs/qat.rst b/doc/guides/cryptodevs/qat.rst
index e5d2cf499..dbbdec1c7 100644
--- a/doc/guides/cryptodevs/qat.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/cryptodevs/qat.rst
@@ -462,7 +462,7 @@  Check that the VFs are available for use. For example ``lspci -d:37c9`` should
 list 48 VF devices available for a ``C62x`` device.
 
 To complete the installation follow the instructions in
-`Binding the available VFs to the DPDK UIO driver`_.
+`Binding the available VFs to the vfio-pci driver`_.
 
 .. Note::
 
@@ -534,7 +534,8 @@  Confirm the presence of 48 VF devices - 16 per PF::
     lspci -d:37c9
 
 
-To complete the installation - follow instructions in `Binding the available VFs to the DPDK UIO driver`_.
+To complete the installation - follow instructions in
+`Binding the available VFs to the vfio-pci driver`_.
 
 .. Note::
 
@@ -584,10 +585,21 @@  To complete the installation - follow instructions in `Binding the available VFs
       sudo yum install kernel-devel-`uname -r`
 
 
-Binding the available VFs to the DPDK UIO driver
+Binding the available VFs to the vfio-pci driver
 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 
-Unbind the VFs from the stock driver so they can be bound to the uio driver.
+Note:
+
+* Please note that due to security issues, the usage of older DPDK igb-uio
+  driver is not recommended. This document shows how to use the more secure
+  vfio-pci driver.
+* If QAT fails to bind to vfio-pci on Linux kernel 5.9+, please see the
+  QATE-39220 and QATE-7495 issues in
+  `01.org doc <https://01.org/sites/default/files/downloads/336211-015-qatsoftwareforlinux-rn-hwv1.7-final.pdf>`_
+  which details the constraint about trusted guests and add `disable_denylist=1`
+  to the vfio-pci params to use QAT. See also `this patch description <https://lkml.org/lkml/2020/7/23/1155>`_.
+
+Unbind the VFs from the stock driver so they can be bound to the vfio-pci driver.
 
 For an Intel(R) QuickAssist Technology DH895xCC device
 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
@@ -595,10 +607,10 @@  For an Intel(R) QuickAssist Technology DH895xCC device
 The unbind command below assumes ``BDFs`` of ``03:01.00-03:04.07``, if your
 VFs are different adjust the unbind command below::
 
+    cd to the top-level DPDK directory
     for device in $(seq 1 4); do \
         for fn in $(seq 0 7); do \
-            echo -n 0000:03:0${device}.${fn} > \
-            /sys/bus/pci/devices/0000\:03\:0${device}.${fn}/driver/unbind; \
+            usertools/dpdk-devbind.py -u 0000:03:0${device}.${fn}; \
         done; \
     done
 
@@ -609,16 +621,12 @@  The unbind command below assumes ``BDFs`` of ``1a:01.00-1a:02.07``,
 ``3d:01.00-3d:02.07`` and ``3f:01.00-3f:02.07``, if your VFs are different
 adjust the unbind command below::
 
+    cd to the top-level DPDK directory
     for device in $(seq 1 2); do \
         for fn in $(seq 0 7); do \
-            echo -n 0000:1a:0${device}.${fn} > \
-            /sys/bus/pci/devices/0000\:1a\:0${device}.${fn}/driver/unbind; \
-
-            echo -n 0000:3d:0${device}.${fn} > \
-            /sys/bus/pci/devices/0000\:3d\:0${device}.${fn}/driver/unbind; \
-
-            echo -n 0000:3f:0${device}.${fn} > \
-            /sys/bus/pci/devices/0000\:3f\:0${device}.${fn}/driver/unbind; \
+            usertools/dpdk-devbind.py -u 0000:1a:0${device}.${fn}; \
+            usertools/dpdk-devbind.py -u 0000:3d:0${device}.${fn}; \
+            usertools/dpdk-devbind.py -u 0000:3f:0${device}.${fn}; \
         done; \
     done
 
@@ -628,32 +636,29 @@  For Intel(R) QuickAssist Technology C3xxx or 200xx or D15xx device
 The unbind command below assumes ``BDFs`` of ``01:01.00-01:02.07``, if your
 VFs are different adjust the unbind command below::
 
+    cd to the top-level DPDK directory
     for device in $(seq 1 2); do \
         for fn in $(seq 0 7); do \
-            echo -n 0000:01:0${device}.${fn} > \
-            /sys/bus/pci/devices/0000\:01\:0${device}.${fn}/driver/unbind; \
+            usertools/dpdk-devbind.py -u 0000:01:0${device}.${fn}; \
         done; \
     done
 
-Bind to the DPDK uio driver
+Bind to the vfio-pci driver
 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 
-Install the DPDK igb_uio driver, bind the VF PCI Device id to it and use lspci
-to confirm the VF devices are now in use by igb_uio kernel driver,
+Load the vfio-pci driver, bind the VF PCI Device id to it using the
+``dpdk-devbind.py`` script then use the ``--status`` option
+to confirm the VF devices are now in use by vfio-pci kernel driver,
 e.g. for the C62x device::
 
     cd to the top-level DPDK directory
-    modprobe uio
-    insmod ./build/kmod/igb_uio.ko
-    echo "8086 37c9" > /sys/bus/pci/drivers/igb_uio/new_id
-    lspci -vvd:37c9
-
+    modprobe vfio-pci
+    usertools/dpdk-devbind.py -b vfio-pci 0000:03:01.1
+    usertools/dpdk-devbind.py --status
 
-Another way to bind the VFs to the DPDK UIO driver is by using the
-``dpdk-devbind.py`` script::
-
-    cd to the top-level DPDK directory
-    ./usertools/dpdk-devbind.py -b igb_uio 0000:03:01.1
+Use ``modprobe vfio-pci disable_denylist=1`` from kernel 5.9 onwards.
+See note in the section `Binding the available VFs to the vfio-pci driver`_
+above.
 
 Testing
 ~~~~~~~