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[dpdk-dev,v4] doc: add known issue for iommu and igb_uio

Message ID 1418639563-3599-1-git-send-email-sergio.gonzalez.monroy@intel.com (mailing list archive)
State Accepted, archived
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Sergio Gonzalez Monroy Dec. 15, 2014, 10:32 a.m. UTC
Known issue regarding iommu/VT-d and igb_uio in Linux kernel version 3.15
to 3.17 where unbinding the device from the driver removes the 1:1 mapping
in the iommu resulting in IOMMU/DMAR errors when the device tries to
access memory.

Signed-off-by: Sergio Gonzalez Monroy <sergio.gonzalez.monroy@intel.com>
---
v4:
 Improve commit log description
 Add kernel error message info
 Improve formatting
 Fix patch charset encoding

v3:
 Remove reference number
 Add Linux commit links

v2:
 Fix title uppercase
 Add extra blank line to show proper indentation

v1:
 Known igb_uio issue when iommu/vt-d is on

 doc/guides/rel_notes/known_issues.rst | 32 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 32 insertions(+)

Comments

Iremonger, Bernard Dec. 17, 2014, 10:01 a.m. UTC | #1
> -----Original Message-----

> From: dev [mailto:dev-bounces@dpdk.org] On Behalf Of Sergio Gonzalez Monroy

> Sent: Monday, December 15, 2014 10:33 AM

> To: dev@dpdk.org

> Subject: [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4] doc: add known issue for iommu and igb_uio

> 

> Known issue regarding iommu/VT-d and igb_uio in Linux kernel version 3.15 to 3.17 where unbinding

> the device from the driver removes the 1:1 mapping in the iommu resulting in IOMMU/DMAR errors

> when the device tries to access memory.

> 

> Signed-off-by: Sergio Gonzalez Monroy <sergio.gonzalez.monroy@intel.com>


Acked-by: Bernard Iremonger <bernard.iremonger@intel.com>


 I have applied the patch to my tree next/dpdk-doc.
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diff --git a/doc/guides/rel_notes/known_issues.rst b/doc/guides/rel_notes/known_issues.rst
index 8ef654a..d26dcfa 100644
--- a/doc/guides/rel_notes/known_issues.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/rel_notes/known_issues.rst
@@ -1026,3 +1026,35 @@  Stopping the port does not down the link on IntelĀ® 40G ethernet controller
 | Driver/Module                  | Poll Mode Driver (PMD)                                                               |
 |                                |                                                                                      |
 +--------------------------------+--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
+
+Devices bound to igb_uio with VT-d enabled do not work on Linux* kernel 3.15-3.17
+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
+
++--------------------------------+--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
+| Title                          | Devices bound to igb_uio with VT-d enabled do not work on Linux* kernel 3.15-3.17    |
++================================+======================================================================================+
+| Description                    | | When VT-d is enabled (iommu=pt intel_iommu=on), devices are 1:1 mapped.            |
+|                                |   In the Linux* kernel unbinding devices from drivers removes that mapping which     |
+|                                |   result in IOMMU errors.                                                            |
+|                                | | Introduced in Linux `kernel 3.15 commit <https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/ |
+|                                |   git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/drivers/iommu/                                       |
+|                                |   intel-iommu.c?id=816997d03bca9fabcee65f3481eb0297103eceb7>`_,                      |
+|                                |   solved in Linux `kernel 3.18 commit <https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/ |
+|                                |   torvalds/linux.git/commit/drivers/iommu/                                           |
+|                                |   intel-iommu.c?id=1196c2fb0407683c2df92d3d09f9144d42830894>`_.                      |
++--------------------------------+--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
+| Implication                    | | Devices will not be allowed to access memory, resulting in following kernel errors:|
+|                                | | ``dmar: DRHD: handling fault status reg 2``                                        |
+|                                | | ``dmar: DMAR:[DMA Read] Request device [02:00.0] fault addr a0c58000``             |
+|                                | | ``DMAR:[fault reason 02] Present bit in context entry is clear``                   |
++--------------------------------+--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
+| Resolution/ Workaround         | | Use earlier or later kernel versions, or avoid driver binding on boot by           |
+|                                |   blacklisting the driver modules.                                                   |
+|                                | | ie. in the case of ixgbe, we can pass the kernel command line option:              |
+|                                | | ``modprobe.blacklist=ixgbe``                                                       |
+|                                | | This way we do not need to unbind the device to bind it to igb_uio.                |
++--------------------------------+--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
+| Affected Environment/ Platform | Linux* systems with kernel versions 3.15 to 3.17                                     |
++--------------------------------+--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
+| Driver/Module                  | igb_uio module                                                                       |
++--------------------------------+--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+