[ipxe-devel] virtnet_open_legacy() fails to find virtqueues on Google Compute Engine

Akihiro Suda suda.kyoto at gmail.com
Wed Dec 21 06:31:28 GMT 2016


Hello, Ladi,

Thank you a lot for the analysis.

> At this point we should engage somebody from Google to help us understand
why the host behaves this way, i.e. why it doesn't let us use the device in
"simple" mode with nothing but VIRTIO_NET_F_MAC.

This site seems the right place for that:
https://googlecloudplatform.uservoice.com/forums/302595-compute-engine/filters/top


Since you have a better understanding of the issue than me, can you please
consider making a post to that place?

Thank you again



2016-12-21 1:28 GMT+09:00 Ladi Prosek <lprosek at redhat.com>:

> Hi Akihiro,
>
> On Tue, Dec 20, 2016 at 2:58 AM, Akihiro Suda <suda.kyoto at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> Hello, Ladi,
>>
>> > Could you please help me set up a GCE instance with iPXE? I haven't
>> been able to make it produce any output. Do you build iPXE
>> with CONSOLE_SERIAL? How do you create the .tar.gz for GCE to import the
>> image from? Thanks!
>>
>> Yes, I built the image with CONSOLE_SERIAL.
>> For creating .tar.gz, I did:
>>
>>   cp bin/ipxe.usb /tmp/disk.raw
>>   ( cd /tmp; tar Sczvf ipxe.tar.gz disk.raw )
>>   gsutil cp /tmp/ipxe.tar.gz gs://blahblahblah
>>
>> Also, for clarity, I attached a complete script I'm using.
>>
>> Thank you for looking into this!
>>
>>
> ​Many thanks for the script, it made testing so much eas​ier!
>
> The problem is that GCE hosts use advanced virtio-net features like
> host-side checksum offload (VIRTIO_NET_F_CSUM) even if they are not
> accepted by the iPXE driver. The driver uses only one static instance of
> the virtio-net header in virtnet_nic.empty_header for both tx and rx
> buffers. The rationale is that without advanced features, the header will
> never be modified and will stay all zeros so it can be shared. Here's the
> comment in virtio-net.c:
>
> /* Share a single zeroed virtio net header between all
> * rx and tx packets.  This works because this driver
> * does not use any advanced features so none of the
> * header fields get used.
> */
>
> But I see this buffer written to by the host. After receiving a DHCP
> packet, the flags field is updated to 0x2 (VIRTIO_NET_HDR_F_DATA_VALID),
> and receiving non-UDP non-TCP traffic resets it back to 0x0. This explains
> why pinging the instance helps. Without pinging, the first packet is sent
> ok, the first received packed sets VIRTIO_NET_HDR_F_DATA_VALID, and
> subsequent sends fail because the flag stays set which is illegal (virtio
> spec 5.1.6.2.1 Driver Requirements: Packet Transmission "The driver MUST
> NOT set the VIRTIO_NET_HDR_F_DATA_VALID bit in flags."). With pinging,
> the incoming ICMP packets keep resetting the flags field back to 0x0,
> making successful transmission possible.
>
> Even if we allocate separate headers for each packet to try to work around
> this, we'd be running into checksumming issues with UDP and TCP, because
> the host expects us to use its precomputed partial checksums.
>
> virtio_net_hdr
> {
>    flags = VIRTIO_NET_HDR_F_NEEDS_CSUM
>    gso_type = VIRTIO_NET_HDR_GSO_TCPV4
>    hdr_len = 0x42
> ...
> }
>
> IPv4 RX 10.132.0.2<-90.130.70.73 len 1500 (1500) proto 6 id 8f25 csum 00a6
> TCP checksum incorrect (is 3268 including checksum field, should be 0000)
>
> I have also tried reordering the virtio initialization steps
> in virtnet_open_legacy hoping that it would help, but no joy there either.
>
> At this point we should engage somebody from Google to help us understand
> why the host behaves this way, i.e. why it doesn't let us use the device in
> "simple" mode with nothing but VIRTIO_NET_F_MAC.
>
> ​Thanks,
> Ladi​
>
>
>
>> 2016-12-20 1:21 GMT+09:00 Ladi Prosek <lprosek at redhat.com>:
>>
>>> On Mon, Dec 19, 2016 at 10:40 AM, Akihiro Suda <suda.kyoto at gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hello, Ladi,
>>>>
>>>> Thank you a lot for providing the patch.
>>>> However, unfortunately, it does not seem to have any effect.
>>>>
>>>> BTW, when I was tackling with the issue without your patch, I found
>>>> some interesting behavior:
>>>>
>>>> - Pinging from another instance (Linux) to an iPXE instance seems
>>>> always working as expected. (i.e. iPXE can successfully "pong" by
>>>> transmitting Ethernet packets)
>>>> - When an iPXE instance is being pinged, it can successfully send
>>>> non-"pong" packets as well. So `dhcp` and `imgfetch
>>>> http://10.146.0.2/a.ipxe` <http://10.146.0.2/a.ipxe> work!
>>>>
>>>> So, I guess the issue is somehow related to interruption.
>>>> When iPXE is frequently interrupted due to RX, the interruptions seems
>>>> triggering TX as well.
>>>> However, TX seems failing when it is not triggered by frequent RX
>>>> interruptions.
>>>> (Please correct me if my guess is wrong ��)
>>>>
>>>>
>>> iPXE doesn't rely on interrupts, virtqueues are polled in a loop. The
>>> log you posted suggests that the host is really transmitting, or at least
>>> accepting outbound packets for transmission. I'm not sure what guest driver
>>> issue would explain this behavior :(
>>>
>>> Could you please help me set up a GCE instance with iPXE? I haven't been
>>> able to make it produce any output. Do you build iPXE with CONSOLE_SERIAL?
>>> How do you create the .tar.gz for GCE to import the image from? Thanks!
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>>
>>>> 2016-12-19 18:00 GMT+09:00 Ladi Prosek <lprosek at redhat.com>:
>>>>
>>>>> Hi Akihiro,
>>>>>
>>>>> On Mon, Dec 19, 2016 at 7:17 AM, Akihiro Suda <suda.kyoto at gmail.com>
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>> > Hello Ladi,
>>>>> >
>>>>> > Thank you a lot for looking into this issue and writing patches
>>>>> about the
>>>>> > queue size. The patch set looks good to me.
>>>>> >
>>>>> >>> I haven't captured DHCP packets (because I'm unsure how to do so
>>>>> in GCE's
>>>>> >>> fully managed DHCP server), but I guess DHCPACK is actually sent
>>>>> from the
>>>>> >>> DHCP server but somehow iPXE missed it.
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >> Do you see any interesting log output with
>>>>> DEBUG=virtio-net,virtio-pci ?
>>>>> >
>>>>> > Did not see any interesting log. No error about TX is printed, and
>>>>> it just
>>>>> > fails to receive DHCPACK.
>>>>> >
>>>>> > So, for ease of debugging with capturing packets, I tried to do
>>>>> `imgfetch
>>>>> > http://...` with a static IP address (`set net0/ip`) instead.
>>>>> >
>>>>> > The result implies that "iPXE believes it has sent the second
>>>>> Ethernet
>>>>> > packet without an error, but it is not sent actually".
>>>>> >
>>>>> > This assumption is consistent with my report about DHCP.
>>>>> > iPXE can successfully send the 1st packet (DHCPDISCOVER), but seems
>>>>> failing
>>>>> > to send the 2nd packet (DHCPREQUEST). It should be the reason why it
>>>>> cannot
>>>>> > receive DHCPACK.
>>>>> >
>>>>> >
>>>>> > Here is the log. In the client log, we can see "TX ... PSH ACK", but
>>>>> it is
>>>>> > not received on the server side.
>>>>> >
>>>>> > === iPXE Client 10.146.0.10 (DEBUG=virtio-net:7,virtio-pci
>>>>> :7,tcp:7,ipv4:7
>>>>> > CONFIG=cloud, 26050fd4 with Ladi's 4 great patches) ===
>>>>> >
>>>>> >     iPXE> imgfetch http://10.146.0.2/a.ipxe
>>>>> >     http://10.146.0.2/a.ipxe...TCP 0x12eda4 allocated
>>>>> >     TCP 0x12eda4 transitioned from CLOSED to SYN_SENT
>>>>> >     TCP 0x12eda4 bound to port 46673
>>>>> >     TCP 0x12eda4 timer fired in SYN_SENT for 609cb55e..609cb55e
>>>>> 00000000
>>>>> >     TCP 0x12eda4 TX 46673->80 609cb55e..609cb55f           00000000
>>>>>   0 SYN
>>>>> >     IPv4 TX 10.146.0.10->10.146.0.2 len 64 proto 6 id 0100 csum 6489
>>>>> >     VIRTIO-NET 0xee704 enqueuing iobuf 0x12ef90 on vq 1
>>>>> >     VIRTIO-NET 0xee704 tx complete iobuf 0x12ef90
>>>>> >     VIRTIO-NET 0xee704 rx complete iobuf 0x12f5f4 len 74
>>>>> >     VIRTIO-NET 0xee704 enqueuing iobuf 0x1335f4 on vq 0
>>>>> >     IPv4 RX 10.146.0.10<-10.146.0.2 len 60 proto 6 id 0000 csum 258d
>>>>> >     TCP 0x12eda4 RX 46673<-80           609cb55f 5ae4dacb..5ae4dacc
>>>>>   0 SYN
>>>>> > ACK
>>>>> >     TCP 0x12eda4 using timestamps, SACK, TX window x128, RX window
>>>>> x512
>>>>> >     TCP 0x12eda4 transitioned from SYN_SENT to ESTABLISHED
>>>>> >     TCP 0x12eda4 TX 46673->80 609cb55f..609cb5c1           5ae4dacc
>>>>>  98 PSH
>>>>> > ACK
>>>>> >     IPv4 TX 10.146.0.10->10.146.0.2 len 150 proto 6 id 0201 csum 6332
>>>>> >     VIRTIO-NET 0xee704 enqueuing iobuf 0x12ec94 on vq 1
>>>>> >     VIRTIO-NET 0xee704 tx complete iobuf 0x12ec94
>>>>> >     VIRTIO-NET 0xee704 rx complete iobuf 0x12fdf4 len 74
>>>>> >     VIRTIO-NET 0xee704 enqueuing iobuf 0x12f5f4 on vq 0
>>>>> >     IPv4 RX 10.146.0.10<-10.146.0.2 len 60 proto 6 id 0000 csum 258d
>>>>> >     TCP 0x12eda4 RX 46673<-80           609cb55f 5ae4dacb..5ae4dacc
>>>>>   0 SYN
>>>>> > ACK
>>>>> >     TCP 0x12eda4 timer fired in ESTABLISHED for 609cb55f..609cb5c1
>>>>> 5ae4dacc
>>>>> >     TCP 0x12eda4 TX 46673->80 609cb55f..609cb5c1           5ae4dacc
>>>>>  98 PSH
>>>>> > ACK
>>>>> >     IPv4 TX 10.146.0.10->10.146.0.2 len 150 proto 6 id 0302 csum 6231
>>>>> >     VIRTIO-NET 0xee704 enqueuing iobuf 0x12ec94 on vq 1
>>>>> >     VIRTIO-NET 0xee704 tx complete iobuf 0x12ec94
>>>>> >     .TCP 0x12eda4 timer fired in ESTABLISHED for 609cb55f..609cb5c1
>>>>> 5ae4dacc
>>>>> >     TCP 0x12eda4 TX 46673->80 609cb55f..609cb5c1           5ae4dacc
>>>>>  98 PSH
>>>>> > ACK
>>>>> >     IPv4 TX 10.146.0.10->10.146.0.2 len 150 proto 6 id 0402 csum 6131
>>>>> >     VIRTIO-NET 0xee704 enqueuing iobuf 0x12ec94 on vq 1
>>>>> >     VIRTIO-NET 0xee704 tx complete iobuf 0x12ec94
>>>>> >     VIRTIO-NET 0xee704 rx complete iobuf 0x1305f4 len 74
>>>>> >     VIRTIO-NET 0xee704 enqueuing iobuf 0x12fdf4 on vq 0
>>>>> >     IPv4 RX 10.146.0.10<-10.146.0.2 len 60 proto 6 id 0000 csum 258d
>>>>> >     TCP 0x12eda4 RX 46673<-80           609cb55f 5ae4dacb..5ae4dacc
>>>>>   0 SYN
>>>>> > ACK
>>>>> >     ..TCP 0x12eda4 timer fired in ESTABLISHED for 609cb55f..609cb5c1
>>>>> > 5ae4dacc
>>>>> >     TCP 0x12eda4 TX 46673->80 609cb55f..609cb5c1           5ae4dacc
>>>>>  98 PSH
>>>>> > ACK
>>>>> >     IPv4 TX 10.146.0.10->10.146.0.2 len 150 proto 6 id 0503 csum 6030
>>>>> >     VIRTIO-NET 0xee704 enqueuing iobuf 0x12ec94 on vq 1
>>>>> >     VIRTIO-NET 0xee704 tx complete iobuf 0x12ec94
>>>>> >     ..VIRTIO-NET 0xee704 rx complete iobuf 0x130df4 len 74
>>>>> >     VIRTIO-NET 0xee704 enqueuing iobuf 0x1305f4 on vq 0
>>>>> >     IPv4 RX 10.146.0.10<-10.146.0.2 len 60 proto 6 id 0000 csum 258d
>>>>> >     TCP 0x12eda4 RX 46673<-80           609cb55f 5ae4dacb..5ae4dacc
>>>>>   0 SYN
>>>>> > ACK
>>>>> >     .TCP 0x12eda4 timer fired in ESTABLISHED for 609cb55f..609cb5c1
>>>>> 5ae4dacc
>>>>> >     TCP 0x12eda4 TX 46673->80 609cb55f..609cb5c1           5ae4dacc
>>>>>  98 PSH
>>>>> > ACK
>>>>> >     IPv4 TX 10.146.0.10->10.146.0.2 len 150 proto 6 id 0604 csum 5f2f
>>>>> >     VIRTIO-NET 0xee704 enqueuing iobuf 0x12ec94 on vq 1
>>>>> >     VIRTIO-NET 0xee704 tx complete iobuf 0x12ec94
>>>>> >     ......TCP 0x12eda4 timer expired in ESTABLISHED for
>>>>> 609cb55f..609cb5c1
>>>>> > 5ae4dacc
>>>>> >     TCP 0x12eda4 transitioned from ESTABLISHED to CLOSED
>>>>> >     TCP 0x12eda4 connection deleted
>>>>> >      Connection timed out (http://ipxe.org/4c0a6035)
>>>>> >     iPXE> VIRTIO-NET 0xee704 rx complete iobuf 0x1315f4 len 74
>>>>> >     VIRTIO-NET 0xee704 enqueuing iobuf 0x130df4 on vq 0
>>>>> >     IPv4 RX 10.146.0.10<-10.146.0.2 len 60 proto 6 id 0000 csum 258d
>>>>> >     TCP 0x0 RX 46673<-80           609cb55f 5ae4dacb..5ae4dacc    0
>>>>> SYN ACK
>>>>> >     IPv4 received packet rejected by stack: The socket is not
>>>>> connected
>>>>> > (http://ipxe.org/380a6001)
>>>>> >
>>>>> >     iPXE> VIRTIO-NET 0xee704 rx complete iobuf 0x131df4 len 74
>>>>> >     VIRTIO-NET 0xee704 enqueuing iobuf 0x1315f4 on vq 0
>>>>> >     IPv4 RX 10.146.0.10<-10.146.0.2 len 60 proto 6 id 0000 csum 258d
>>>>> >     TCP 0x0 RX 46673<-80           609cb55f 5ae4dacb..5ae4dacc    0
>>>>> SYN ACK
>>>>> >     IPv4 received packet rejected by stack: The socket is not
>>>>> connected
>>>>> > (http://ipxe.org/380a6001)
>>>>> >     VIRTIO-NET 0xee704 rx complete iobuf 0x1325f4 len 42
>>>>> >     VIRTIO-NET 0xee704 enqueuing iobuf 0x131df4 on vq 0
>>>>> >     VIRTIO-NET 0xee704 enqueuing iobuf 0x1325f4 on vq 1
>>>>> >     VIRTIO-NET 0xee704 tx complete iobuf 0x1325f4
>>>>> >     VIRTIO-NET 0xee704 rx complete iobuf 0x132df4 len 62
>>>>> >     VIRTIO-NET 0xee704 enqueuing iobuf 0x1325f4 on vq 0
>>>>> >     IPv4 RX 10.146.0.10<-221.204.224.56 len 48 proto 6 id 6aac csum
>>>>> 167b
>>>>> >     TCP 0x0 RX 22<-2281           0a4bb0cf 3368312b..3368312c    0
>>>>> SYN
>>>>> >     IPv4 received packet rejected by stack: The socket is not
>>>>> connected
>>>>> > (http://ipxe.org/380a6001)
>>>>> >     VIRTIO-NET 0xee704 rx complete iobuf 0x1335f4 len 42
>>>>> >     VIRTIO-NET 0xee704 enqueuing iobuf 0x132df4 on vq 0
>>>>> >     VIRTIO-NET 0xee704 enqueuing iobuf 0x1335f4 on vq 1
>>>>> >     VIRTIO-NET 0xee704 tx complete iobuf 0x1335f4
>>>>> >
>>>>> >
>>>>> >
>>>>> > === HTTP server 10.146.0.2 (ws01) ===
>>>>> >
>>>>> >     $ sudo tcpdump host 10.146.0.10
>>>>> >     tcpdump: verbose output suppressed, use -v or -vv for full
>>>>> protocol
>>>>> > decode
>>>>> >     listening on ens4, link-type EN10MB (Ethernet), capture size
>>>>> 262144
>>>>> > bytes
>>>>> >     04:55:43.715483 IP ipxe01.c.suda-main.internal.46673 >
>>>>> > ws01.c.suda-main.internal.http: Flags [S], seq 1620882782, win
>>>>> 65532,
>>>>> > options [nop,nop,TS val 323011 ecr 0,nop,nop,sackOK,nop,wscale 9,mss
>>>>> 1460],
>>>>> > length 0
>>>>> >     04:55:43.715549 IP ws01.c.suda-main.internal.http >
>>>>> > ipxe01.c.suda-main.internal.46673: Flags [S.], seq 1524947659, ack
>>>>> > 1620882783, win 28160, options [mss 1420,sackOK,TS val 77061640 ecr
>>>>> > 323011,nop,wscale 7], length 0
>>>>> >     04:55:44.712811 IP ws01.c.suda-main.internal.http >
>>>>> > ipxe01.c.suda-main.internal.46673: Flags [S.], seq 1524947659, ack
>>>>> > 1620882783, win 28160, options [mss 1420,sackOK,TS val 77061890 ecr
>>>>> > 323011,nop,wscale 7], length 0
>>>>> >     04:55:46.712829 IP ws01.c.suda-main.internal.http >
>>>>> > ipxe01.c.suda-main.internal.46673: Flags [S.], seq 1524947659, ack
>>>>> > 1620882783, win 28160, options [mss 1420,sackOK,TS val 77062390 ecr
>>>>> > 323011,nop,wscale 7], length 0
>>>>> >     04:55:50.712864 IP ws01.c.suda-main.internal.http >
>>>>> > ipxe01.c.suda-main.internal.46673: Flags [S.], seq 1524947659, ack
>>>>> > 1620882783, win 28160, options [mss 1420,sackOK,TS val 77063390 ecr
>>>>> > 323011,nop,wscale 7], length 0
>>>>> >     04:55:58.712842 IP ws01.c.suda-main.internal.http >
>>>>> > ipxe01.c.suda-main.internal.46673: Flags [S.], seq 1524947659, ack
>>>>> > 1620882783, win 28160, options [mss 1420,sackOK,TS val 77065390 ecr
>>>>> > 323011,nop,wscale 7], length 0
>>>>> >     04:56:14.712836 IP ws01.c.suda-main.internal.http >
>>>>> > ipxe01.c.suda-main.internal.46673: Flags [S.], seq 1524947659, ack
>>>>> > 1620882783, win 28160, options [mss 1420,sackOK,TS val 77069390 ecr
>>>>> > 323011,nop,wscale 7], length 0
>>>>>
>>>>> Thanks for the logs. Can you please try the following patch? It's a
>>>>> crazy workaround to reinitialize the driver on each transmitted
>>>>> packet. If it works, we'll go from there and try something more
>>>>> sophisticated. Thanks!
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> --- a/src/drivers/net/virtio-net.c
>>>>> +++ b/src/drivers/net/virtio-net.c
>>>>> @@ -345,6 +345,8 @@ static void virtnet_close ( struct net_device
>>>>> *netdev ) {
>>>>>   */
>>>>>  static int virtnet_transmit ( struct net_device *netdev,
>>>>>                               struct io_buffer *iobuf ) {
>>>>> +       virtnet_close ( netdev );
>>>>> +       virtnet_open ( netdev );
>>>>>         virtnet_enqueue_iob ( netdev, TX_INDEX, iobuf );
>>>>>         return 0;
>>>>>  }
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> > 2016-12-14 18:17 GMT+09:00 Ladi Prosek <lprosek at redhat.com>:
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >> Hi Akihiro,
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >> On Wed, Dec 14, 2016 at 8:51 AM, Akihiro Suda <suda.kyoto at gmail.com
>>>>> >
>>>>> >> wrote:
>>>>> >> > Hi Christian,
>>>>> >> >
>>>>> >> > Thank you for the suggestion, I'll try to report this to google.
>>>>> >> >
>>>>> >> > I found that the cause of this issue is because GCE's
>>>>> >> > VIRTIO_PCI_QUEUE_NUM
>>>>> >> > is 4096, which is larger than iPXE's MAX_QUEUE_NUM (256).
>>>>> >> >
>>>>> >> >
>>>>> >> > https://git.ipxe.org/ipxe.git/blob/26050fd4c87c50503d5bd573b
>>>>> 2ec91703676e211:/src/drivers/bus/virtio-pci.c#l43
>>>>> >> >
>>>>> >> > https://git.ipxe.org/ipxe.git/blob/26050fd4c87c50503d5bd573b
>>>>> 2ec91703676e211:/src/include/ipxe/virtio-ring.h#l24
>>>>> >> >
>>>>> >> >
>>>>> >> > IIUC this issue will be resolved if GCE supports virtio 1.0,
>>>>> which would
>>>>> >> > allow iPXE to use custom queue num smaller than the virtio
>>>>> device's max
>>>>> >> > value.
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >> iPXE virtio 1.0 code does not cap the queue size to MAX_QUEUE_NUM.
>>>>> In
>>>>> >> fact, it does not check it against any maximum and still uses
>>>>> >> fixed-sized virtqueue data structures, just like legacy. This is a
>>>>> >> bug.
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >> > However, it would be great if iPXE can support setting
>>>>> MAX_QUEUE_NUM to
>>>>> >> > 4096
>>>>> >> > (via `config/general.h`, probably).
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >> Even better, iPXE should try to use the host provided size in legacy
>>>>> >> mode, i.e. no MAX_QUEUE_NUM needed. The few extra dynamic
>>>>> allocations
>>>>> >> shouldn't hurt anything.
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >> > Actually I tried to set MAX_QUEUE_NUM to 4096 and got
>>>>> >> > virtnet_open_legacy()
>>>>> >> > succeeded, but it still doesn't work:
>>>>> >> >
>>>>> >> >     iPXE> dhcp
>>>>> >> >     DHCP 0x120e44 entering discovery state
>>>>> >> >     Configuring (net0 42:01:0a:92:00:0a)...DHCP 0x120e44
>>>>> DHCPDISCOVER
>>>>> >> >     DHCP 0x120e44 DHCPOFFER from 169.254.169.254:67 for
>>>>> 10.146.0.10
>>>>> >> >     .DHCP 0x120e44 DHCPDISCOVER
>>>>> >> >     ..DHCP 0x120e44 entering request state
>>>>> >> >     DHCP 0x120e44 DHCPREQUEST to 169.254.169.254:67 for
>>>>> 10.146.0.10
>>>>> >> >     DHCP 0x120e44 DHCPREQUEST to 169.254.169.254:67 for
>>>>> 10.146.0.10
>>>>> >> >     .DHCP 0x120e44 DHCPREQUEST to 169.254.169.254:67 for
>>>>> 10.146.0.10
>>>>> >> >     .DHCP 0x120e44 DHCPREQUEST to 169.254.169.254:67 for
>>>>> 10.146.0.10
>>>>> >> >     ...DHCP 0x120e44 DHCPREQUEST to 169.254.169.254:67 for
>>>>> 10.146.0.10
>>>>> >> >     ....... No configuration methods succeeded
>>>>> >> > (http://ipxe.org/040ee119)
>>>>> >> >     iPXE>
>>>>> >> >
>>>>> >> > I haven't captured DHCP packets (because I'm unsure how to do so
>>>>> in
>>>>> >> > GCE's
>>>>> >> > fully managed DHCP server), but I guess DHCPACK is actually sent
>>>>> from
>>>>> >> > the
>>>>> >> > DHCP server but somehow iPXE missed it.
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >> Do you see any interesting log output with
>>>>> DEBUG=virtio-net,virtio-pci ?
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >> > I'd appreciate if anyone can support me to set MAX_QUEUE_NUM to
>>>>> 4096.
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >> I'll look into it. My proposal is to keep using 128 as the cap in
>>>>> >> virtio 1.0 and support any queue size in legacy, only subject to
>>>>> >> available memory.
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >> > 2016-12-14 16:19 GMT+09:00 Christian Nilsson <nikize at gmail.com>:
>>>>> >> >>
>>>>> >> >> You might want to report this to google as well if you haven't
>>>>> already.
>>>>> >> >>
>>>>> >> >> On Wed, Dec 14, 2016 at 7:16 AM, Akihiro Suda <
>>>>> suda.kyoto at gmail.com>
>>>>> >> >> wrote:
>>>>> >> >> > Hello,
>>>>> >> >> >
>>>>> >> >> > I tried to boot iPXE on a Google Compute Engine instance, but
>>>>> the
>>>>> >> >> > virtio
>>>>> >> >> > driver doesn't work because virtnet_open_legacy() fails to find
>>>>> >> >> > virtqueues.
>>>>> >> >> >
>>>>> >> >> > Please let me know what I can do for providing further
>>>>> information to
>>>>> >> >> > debug
>>>>> >> >> > the issue.
>>>>> >> >> >
>>>>> >> >> > The serial console output with "DEBUG=virtio-net" is as
>>>>> follows:
>>>>> >> >> >
>>>>> >> >> >     iPXE initialising devices...Common virtio capability not
>>>>> found!
>>>>> >> >> >     VIRTIO-NET 0xdf584 busaddr=0000:00:04.0 ioaddr=0xc040
>>>>> irq=11
>>>>> >> >> >     VIRTIO-NET 0xdf584 mac=42:01:0a:92:00:0a
>>>>> >> >> >     ok
>>>>> >> >> >
>>>>> >> >> >     iPXE 1.0.0+ (26050) -- Open Source Network Boot Firmware --
>>>>> >> >> > http://ipxe.org
>>>>> >> >> >     Features: DNS HTTP iSCSI TFTP SRP AoE ELF MBOOT PXE
>>>>> bzImage Menu
>>>>> >> >> > PXEXT
>>>>> >> >> >     iPXE> ifstat
>>>>> >> >> >     net0: 42:01:0a:92:00:0a using virtio-net on 0000:00:04.0
>>>>> (closed)
>>>>> >> >> >       [Link:up, TX:0 TXE:0 RX:0 RXE:0]
>>>>> >> >> >     iPXE> dhcp
>>>>> >> >> >     VIRTIO-NET 0xdf584 cannot register queue 0
>>>>> >> >> >     Could not open net0: No such file or directory
>>>>> >> >> > (http://ipxe.org/2d5c403b)
>>>>> >> >> >     iPXE>
>>>>> >> >> >
>>>>> >> >> >
>>>>> >> >> > This ENOENT is raised from virtnet_open_legacy():
>>>>> >> >> >
>>>>> >> >> >
>>>>> >> >> > https://git.ipxe.org/ipxe.git/blob/26050fd4c87c50503d5bd573b
>>>>> 2ec91703676e211:/src/drivers/net/virtio-net.c#l205
>>>>> >> >> >
>>>>> >> >> >
>>>>> >> >> > I also tested some previous commits, but all of them failed,
>>>>> so the
>>>>> >> >> > issue is
>>>>> >> >> > not a regression in some recent commit:
>>>>> >> >> >
>>>>> >> >> >  * 26050fd (Dec  8, 2016): the last commit when I tested
>>>>> >> >> >  * 7b499f8 (Apr 11, 2016): the last commit without support for
>>>>> virtio
>>>>> >> >> > 1.0
>>>>> >> >> >  * e4419ff (Jul  2, 2010):  the first commit with the "native
>>>>> iPXE
>>>>> >> >> > driver"
>>>>> >> >> > (The commit date is older than 232c208, but actually newer than
>>>>> >> >> > 232c208)
>>>>> >> >> >  * 232c208 (Jul 11, 2010): the last commit without the "native
>>>>> iPXE
>>>>> >> >> > driver".
>>>>> >> >> > The error message is "ERROR: queue size 4096 > 512", "Cannot
>>>>> register
>>>>> >> >> > queue
>>>>> >> >> > #0"
>>>>> >> >> >
>>>>> >> >> >
>>>>> >> >> > Regards,
>>>>> >> >> >
>>>>> >> >> > Akihiro Suda
>>>>> >> >> >
>>>>> >> >> >
>>>>> >> >> > _______________________________________________
>>>>> >> >> > ipxe-devel mailing list
>>>>> >> >> > ipxe-devel at lists.ipxe.org
>>>>> >> >> > https://lists.ipxe.org/mailman/listinfo.cgi/ipxe-devel
>>>>> >> >> >
>>>>> >> >
>>>>> >> >
>>>>> >> >
>>>>> >> > _______________________________________________
>>>>> >> > ipxe-devel mailing list
>>>>> >> > ipxe-devel at lists.ipxe.org
>>>>> >> > https://lists.ipxe.org/mailman/listinfo.cgi/ipxe-devel
>>>>> >> >
>>>>> >
>>>>> >
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>
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