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authorChristian Trautman <ctrautma@redhat.com>2017-03-29 13:28:38 -0400
committerChristian Trautman <ctrautma@redhat.com>2017-03-30 07:36:53 -0400
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jumbo_frame: Add jumbo frame support
Add jumbo frame support for all packet forwarding applications inside guest for pxp testing. Enable jumbo frame support for OvsVanilla, OvsDpdkVhostUser, and Packet forwarding. Add minor fix for missing method issue when running packet forwarding tests. The get_version method was missing in the packet_forwaring core module. JIRA: VSPERF-501 Change-Id: Ia99975f47c64259ed2566bde3c85b2779c309e80 Signed-off-by: Christian Trautman <ctrautma@redhat.com>
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@@ -645,6 +645,65 @@ environment.
on the same numa as the NIC in use if possible/applicable. Testpmd should be
assigned at least (nb_cores +1) total cores with the cpu mask.
+Jumbo Frame Testing
+^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+
+VSPERF provides options to support jumbo frame testing with a jumbo frame supported
+NIC and traffic generator for the following vswitches:
+
+1. OVSVanilla
+
+2. OvsDpdkVhostUser
+
+3. TestPMD loopback with or without a guest
+
+**NOTE:** There is currently no support for SR-IOV or VPP at this time with jumbo
+frames.
+
+All packet forwarding applications for pxp testing is supported.
+
+To enable jumbo frame testing simply enable the option in the conf files and set the
+maximum size that will be used.
+
+.. code-block:: python
+
+ VSWITCH_JUMBO_FRAMES_ENABLED = True
+ VSWITCH_JUMBO_FRAMES_SIZE = 9000
+
+To enable jumbo frame testing with OVSVanilla the NIC in test on the host must have
+its mtu size changed manually using ifconfig or applicable tools:
+
+.. code-block:: console
+
+ ifconfig eth1 mtu 9000 up
+
+**NOTE:** To make the setting consistent across reboots you should reference the OS
+documents as it differs from distribution to distribution.
+
+To start a test for jumbo frames modify the conf file packet sizes or pass the option
+through the VSPERF command line.
+
+.. code-block:: python
+
+ TEST_PARAMS = {'TRAFFICGEN_PKT_SIZES':(2000,9000)}
+
+.. code-block:: python
+
+ ./vsperf --test-params "TRAFFICGEN_PKT_SIZES=2000,9000"
+
+It is recommended to increase the memory size for OvsDpdkVhostUser testing from the default
+1024. Your size required may vary depending on the number of guests in your testing. 4096
+appears to work well for most typical testing scenarios.
+
+.. code-block:: python
+
+ DPDK_SOCKET_MEM = ['4096', '0']
+
+**NOTE:** For Jumbo frames to work with DpdkVhostUser, mergable buffers will be enabled by
+default. If testing with mergable buffers in QEMU is desired, disable Jumbo Frames and only
+test non jumbo frame sizes. Test Jumbo Frames sizes separately to avoid this collision.
+
+
Executing Packet Forwarding tests
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^