mlxcx max flow table limit can be exceeded
During testing with an Atto ConnectX-4 based card the system panic'ed after a failure to allocate a flow table.
The panic happened in the recovery path. We need to do two things: prevent the panic, and ensure we don't try and allocate more flow tables than the hardware supports.
Updated by Paul Winder 14 days ago
There are two issues, trying to create too many flow tables and panic during recovery from an allocation failure.
1. I no longer have the original panic, but during flow table/group set up the data structure for the flow table was allocated, the command to allocate the flow table in the hardware would fail. The recovery code notices the allocated data structure, but also assumes the subordinate flow group has been allocated - but it hadn't so the system panic'ed attempting to free from a NULL pointer.
2. The setup code assumed there would be enough flow table entries to cover the number of groups being created. On this particular device there were not. In mlxcx_calc_rx_ngroups() the number of groups is already limited based on device capabilities. This has been extended so we don't create so many groups such that the max number of flow tables is exceeded. We require one per port and 2 per group.
Updated by Electric Monk 4 days ago
- Status changed from In Progress to Closed
- % Done changed from 80 to 100
commit 5f0e3176f407dfb9d989b5dcc94a6d5384d0b142 Author: Paul Winder <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2020-07-10T15:41:30.000Z 12797 mlxcx max flow table limit can be exceeded 12798 mlxcx command interface should allow concurrent commands and be interrupt driven 12799 mlxcx #if defined for MAC_VLAN_UNTAGGED is redundant 12890 mlxcx uses excessive stack space causing stack overflow panic Reviewed by: Garrett D'Amore <email@example.com> Reviewed by: Andy Stormont <firstname.lastname@example.org> Reviewed by: Robert Mustacchi <email@example.com> Reviewed by: Alex Wilson <firstname.lastname@example.org> Approved by: Dan McDonald <email@example.com>