FD.io VPP  v21.06-rc0-529-ge4db945e1
Vector Packet Processing
Release notes for VPP 16.09

Features

  • Integrated July 2016 DPDK release
    • DPDK-vhost is depreciated pending a complete rework of the original integration and addressing of rx performance deltas.
    • Patches required for DPDK 16.07:
      • Correctly setting the Packet Type in the IGB, IXGBE and i40e drivers.
      • Correctly setting checksum in the i40e driver.
      • NXP DPAA2 PMD Driver.
      • rte_delay (yield) functionality.
  • Add “in tree” plugins:
    • IPv6 ILA.
    • iOAM.
    • Load Balancer.
    • SNAT.
  • High-performance (line-rate) “neutron like” L4 port-filtering.
  • API refactoring - addressing some of the issues around JVPP bindings.
  • LISP
    • L2 LISP overlays
    • Multitenancy
    • Multihoming
    • RTR mode
    • Map-resolver failover algorithm
  • Support 64-bit vector lengths, huge shared-memory segments.
  • Dynamic IP Feature ordering
    • IP Features can now specify features they appear before and after
  • 16.09 Builds
    • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS - Trusty Tahr
    • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS - Xenial Xerus
    • CentOS 7
    • More information on VPP wiki
  • Performance, characterize and document performance for this release (more information on CSIT page)
    • IPv4 and IPv6 Scale - performance tests.
      • Bidirectional 10k/100k/1M flows.
      • 64B,570B, 1518B,9000B packet sizes.
    • IPv6 iACL - performance
      • DUT1 and DUT2 are configured with IPv6 routing, two static IPv6 /64 routes and IPv6 iAcl security whitelist ingress /64 filter entries applied on links.
      • TG traffic profile contains two L3 flow-groups (flow-group per direction, 253 flows per flow-group) with all packets containing Ethernet header, IPv6 header and generated payload. MAC addresses are matching MAC addresses of the TG node interfaces.
    • L2XC VXLANoIPv4 - performance
      • DUT1 and DUT2 are configured with L2 cross-connect. VXLAN tunnels are configured between L2XCs on DUT1 and DUT2.
      • TG traffic profile contains two L3 flow-groups (flow-group per direction, 253 flows per flow-group) with all packets containing Ethernet header, IPv4 header with IP protocol=61 and generated payload. MAC addresses are matching MAC addresses of the TG node interfaces.
  • Documentation
    • Autogenerated CLI documentation.
    • Using doxygen to automate API/Node documentation.
    • (available online)
  • Resolved all static analysis issues found by Coverity
    • Beginning of 16.09 cycle: 505 issues.
    • Release: 0 outstanding issues.

Known issues

Issues in fd.io are tracked in JIRA.

Issue Description
VPP-391 vpp debug version assert appeared in the process of start
VPP-380 Mapping algorithm compute wrong ea-bits when IPv4 prefix 0.0.0.0/0
VPP-371 load_one_plugin:63: Loaded plugin: message from vppctl
VPP-367 vpp packages need to depend on specific versions of each other
VPP-312 IP6 FIB gets in indeterminate state by duplicating commands
VPP-224 Lookup-in-vrf can not be set correctly
VPP-206 Fix classify table delete
VPP-203 Fix binary API for reading vpp node graph
VPP-147 Inconsistent behaviour when adding L2 FIB filter entry
VPP-99 VPP doesn't discard DHCPOFFER message with wrong XID

Issues fixed

Issues in fd.io are tracked in JIRA.

Issue Description
VPP-396 Ubuntu systems Graphviz bug
VPP-390 vpp-lib rpm fails to include *.so symlinks, causing linking problems with out of tree builds
VPP-388 IPSec output feature assumes packets have been ethernet rewritten
VPP-385 ARP for indirect adjacencies not working correctly
VPP-361 Memory leak on delete of VXLAN over IPv6 tunnel
VPP-357 VNI not set correctly when removing LISP fwd entries
VPP-349 sw_interface_vhost_user_dump not working
VPP-345 net/enic: bad L4 checksum ptype set on ICMP packets
VPP-340 MAP-T wrong destination address
VPP-330 Use fifo to store LISP pending map-requests
VPP-326 map_add_domain VAT command: unable to configure domain with mtu parameter
VPP-318 The map_add_domain VAT command accepts invalid arguments
VPP-315 Fix "show vxlan-gpe" issue
VPP-310 Mapping algorithm compute wrong ea-bits
VPP-239 LISP IP forwarding does not tag packets that hit negative mapping entries
VPP-235 Invalid help in VAT for sw_interface_set_l2_bridge
VPP-228 Mapping algorithm sends packet to wrong IPv6 address
VPP-214 vpp-api-test: api_ipsec_sad_add_del_entry: vector "ck" not initialized
VPP-200 VPP - TAP port create problem
VPP-189 Coverity Issues for 16.09
VPP-184 u16 translating to char ,not short
VPP-179 Adjacency share-count botch
VPP-163 "show ip6 interface" ignores non-global addresses
VPP-155 Netmap: Inconsistency in interface state between "show hardware" and "show interface"
VPP-145 Dynamically compute IP feature ordering based on constraints
VPP-137 VPP sends ARP with wrong requested IP
VPP-118 JVpp: 0 length arrays not handled properly in VPP responses
VPP-112 linux kernel info missing from build log
VPP-110 vxlan encap node should never touch a deleted tunnel
VPP-107 RPM build broken in master
VPP-92 segment routing is not properly filling out the segment list
VPP-91 segment routing add/del tunnel lookup doesn't work
VPP-84 af_packet throws a fatal error on EAGAIN
VPP-74 Clang compile fails due to warning in vlib/unix/cli.c
VPP-64 Top level "make pkg-deb" fails if CDPATH is set in user env.
VPP-48 Traceroute does not terminate when VPP is the target
VPP-23 CLI pager does not gracefully handle lines longer than the terminal width