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Date:   Sat, 9 May 2020 20:52:46 +0100
From:   Russell King - ARM Linux admin <>
To:     Matteo Croce <>
Cc:     Antoine Tenart <>,
        netdev <>,
        "" <>,
        LKML <>,
        Maxime Chevallier <>,
        Nadav Haklai <>,
        Thomas Petazzoni <>,
        "" <>,
        Stefan Chulski <>,
        Marcin Wojtas <>,
        "David S . Miller" <>,
        Linux ARM <>
Subject: Re: [EXT] Re: [PATCH net-next 3/5] net: mvpp2: cls: Use RSS contexts
 to handle RSS tables

On Sat, May 09, 2020 at 03:14:05PM +0200, Matteo Croce wrote:
> Hi,
> When git bisect pointed to 895586d5dc32 ("net: mvpp2: cls: Use RSS
> contexts to handle RSS tables"), which was merged
> almost an year after d33ec4525007 ("net: mvpp2: add an RSS
> classification step for each flow"), so I assume that between these
> two commits either the feature was working or it was disable and we
> didn't notice
> Without knowing what was happening, which commit should my Fixes tag point to?

It is highly likely that 895586d5dc32 is responsible for this breakage.
I've been investigating this afternoon, and what I've found, comparing
a kernel without 895586d5dc32 and with 895586d5dc32 applied is:

- The table programmed into the hardware via mvpp22_rss_fill_table()
  appears to be identical with or without the commit.

- When rxhash is enabled on eth2, mvpp2_rss_port_c2_enable() reports
  that c2.attr[0] and c2.attr[2] are written back containing:

   - with 895586d5dc32, failing:    00200000 40000000
   - without 895586d5dc32, working: 04000000 40000000

- When disabling rxhash, c2.attr[0] and c2.attr[2] are written back as:

   04000000 00000000

The second value represents the MVPP22_CLS_C2_ATTR2_RSS_EN bit, the
first value is the queue number, which comprises two fields.  The high
5 bits are 24:29 and the low three are 21:23 inclusive.  This comes

       c2.attr[0] = MVPP22_CLS_C2_ATTR0_QHIGH(qh) |
#define     MVPP22_CLS_C2_ATTR0_QHIGH(qh)       (((qh) & 0x1f) << 24)
#define     MVPP22_CLS_C2_ATTR0_QLOW(ql)        (((ql) & 0x7) << 21)

So, the working case gives eth2 a queue id of 4.0, or 32 as per
port->first_rxq, and the non-working case a queue id of 0.1, or 1.

The allocation of queue IDs seems to be in mvpp2_port_probe():

        if (priv->hw_version == MVPP21)
                port->first_rxq = port->id * port->nrxqs;
                port->first_rxq = port->id * priv->max_port_rxqs;


        if (priv->hw_version == MVPP21)
                priv->max_port_rxqs = 8;
                priv->max_port_rxqs = 32;

Making the port 0 (eth0 / eth1) have port->first_rxq = 0, and port 1
(eth2) be 32.  It seems the idea is that the first 32 queues belong to
port 0, the second 32 queues belong to port 1, etc.

mvpp2_rss_port_c2_enable() gets the queue number from it's parameter,
'ctx', which comes from mvpp22_rss_ctx(port, 0).  This returns

mvpp22_rss_context_create() is responsible for allocating that, which
it does by looking for an unallocated priv->rss_tables[] pointer.  This
table is shared amongst all ports on the CP silicon.

When we write the tables in mvpp22_rss_fill_table(), the RSS table
entry is defined by:

		u32 sel = MVPP22_RSS_INDEX_TABLE(rss_ctx) |

where rss_ctx is the context ID (queue number) and i is the index in
the table.

#define     MVPP22_RSS_INDEX_TABLE_ENTRY(idx)   (idx)
#define     MVPP22_RSS_INDEX_TABLE(idx)         ((idx) << 8)
#define     MVPP22_RSS_INDEX_QUEUE(idx)         ((idx) << 16)

If we look at what is written:

- The first table to be written has "sel" values of 00000000..0000001f,
  containing values 0..3. This appears to be for eth1.  This is table 0,
  RX queue number 0.
- The second table has "sel" values of 00000100..0000011f, and appears
  to be for eth2.  These contain values 0x20..0x23.  This is table 1,
  RX queue number 0.
- The third table has "sel" values of 00000200..0000021f, and appears
  to be for eth3.  These contain values 0x40..0x43.  This is table 2,
  RX queue number 0.

Okay, so how do queue numbers translate to the RSS table?  There is
another table - the RXQ2RSS table, indexed by the MVPP22_RSS_INDEX_QUEUE
field of MVPP22_RSS_INDEX and accessed through the MVPP22_RXQ2RSS_TABLE
register.  Before 895586d5dc32, it was:

       mvpp2_write(priv, MVPP22_RSS_INDEX,
       mvpp2_write(priv, MVPP22_RXQ2RSS_TABLE,

and after:

       mvpp2_write(priv, MVPP22_RSS_INDEX, MVPP22_RSS_INDEX_QUEUE(ctx));
       mvpp2_write(priv, MVPP22_RXQ2RSS_TABLE, MVPP22_RSS_TABLE_POINTER(ctx));

So, before the commit, for eth2, that would've contained '32' for the
index and '1' for the table pointer - mapping queue 32 to table 1.
Remember that this is queue-high.queue-low of 4.0.

After the commit, we appear to map queue 1 to table 1.  That again
looks fine on the face of it.

Section 9.3.1 of the A8040 manual seems indicate the reason that the
queue number is separated.  queue-low seems to always come from the
classifier, whereas queue-high can be from the ingress physical port
number or the classifier depending on the MVPP2_CLS_SWFWD_PCTRL_REG.

We set the port bit in MVPP2_CLS_SWFWD_PCTRL_REG, meaning that queue-high
comes from the MVPP2_CLS_SWFWD_P2HQ_REG() register... and this seems to
be where our bug comes from.

mvpp2_cls_oversize_rxq_set() sets this up as:

        mvpp2_write(port->priv, MVPP2_CLS_SWFWD_P2HQ_REG(port->id),
                    (port->first_rxq >> MVPP2_CLS_OVERSIZE_RXQ_LOW_BITS));

        val = mvpp2_read(port->priv, MVPP2_CLS_SWFWD_PCTRL_REG);
        val |= MVPP2_CLS_SWFWD_PCTRL_MASK(port->id);
        mvpp2_write(port->priv, MVPP2_CLS_SWFWD_PCTRL_REG, val);

so, the queue-high for eth2 is _always_ 4, meaning that only queues
32 through 39 inclusive are available to eth2.  Yet, we're trying to
tell the classifier to set queue-high, which will be ignored, to zero.

So we end up directing traffic from eth2 not to queue 1, but to queue
33, and then we tell it to look up queue 33 in the RSS table.  However,
RSS table has not been programmed for queue 33, and so it ends up
(presumably) dropping the packets.

It seems that mvpp22_rss_context_create() doesn't take account of the
fact that the upper 5 bits of the queue ID can't actually be changed
due to the settings in mvpp2_cls_oversize_rxq_set(), _or_ it seems
that mvpp2_cls_oversize_rxq_set() has been missed in this commit.
Either way, these two functions mutually disagree with what queue
number should be used.

So, 895586d5dc32 is indeed the cause of this problem.

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