Bug 255309

Summary: ice(4) driver doesn't use RSS option correctly
Product: Base System Reporter: Brian Poole <brian90013>
Component: kernAssignee: Eric Joyner <erj>
Status: New ---    
Severity: Affects Only Me CC: erj, net
Priority: --- Keywords: IntelNetworking
Version: 12.2-RELEASE   
Hardware: amd64   
OS: Any   
Description Flags
patch to properly support rss option none

Description Brian Poole 2021-04-21 17:23:16 UTC
Created attachment 224335 [details]
patch to properly support rss option


I am testing the Intel E810 NIC using the ice driver on both FreeBSD-12.2 and FreeBSD-13.0. During testing, I enabled the RSS kernel configuration option so the driver would use the system-wide standard RSS key instead of the custom ice key. I was surprised to see even after rebooting, the driver was still using the ice key.

My debugging led me to ice_lib.h where ice_rss.h is included. However, I don't believe there is a prior include of ice_opts.h, so when ice_rss.h is parsed, RSS is not defined causing ice-specific definitions to be used. I added ice_opts.h to the include list above ice_rss.h and re-compiled.

I hit a second problem within ice_rss.h where ICE_DEFAULT_RSS_HASH_CONFIG is only defined inside the !RSS block. I believe this is an oversight, probably hidden by the previous bug. That variable is used in ice_lib.c so it cannot depend on the state of the RSS option. Therefore, I moved the definition outside of the RSS/!RSS blocks.

With these two changes, in the included patch file, I observed the ice driver using RSS settings from the kernel, not ice-specific values. Looking at the FreeBSD-13.0 and HEAD branches, it looks like the same problems are present.
Comment 1 Mark Linimon freebsd_committer freebsd_triage 2021-05-11 14:59:06 UTC
^Triage: assign to correct mailing list.
^Triage: note that the "patch" keyword is obsolete (now inferred from attachment metadata).
Comment 2 Eric Joyner freebsd_committer 2021-06-24 18:44:04 UTC
This patch looks valid to me. I'll get it in after this update: https://reviews.freebsd.org/D30888.