Understood, but this fix I posted above is not in DPDK, it is in the ixgbe driver. In other words, the DPDK side where the VFs are used seems fine to me. It is the ixgbe side where the PF sits that needs the above fix. Sorry for the confusion.
It looks like this:
> ethtool -i p1p1
firmware-version: 0x61b50001, 0.324.97
Thank you for the information.
While we are checking on this, we would like to know your setup in case we need to dig deeper:
1. your network card model
2. SFP+ module
3. OS and kernel version.
Thank you and have a great day.
Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82599ES 10-Gigabit SFI/SFP+ Network
Connection (rev 01)
ixgbe 0000:87:00.1 eth0: MAC: 2, PHY: 18, SFP+: 6, PBA No: E96137-005
ott-pd-vs-020 3.13.0-32-generic #57-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jul 15 03:51:08 UTC 2014
x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux