PVE 6.0-7 + ixgbe firmware errors

DougW

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For people who don't think this is causing any issues, I have 2 ports bridged and goes:
192.168.2.100 <=> 192.168.2.1 <=> 192.168.2.200
With B being the machine causing problems.

From 192.168.2.200 a Win10 box before update:
E:\data\iperf3>iperf3.exe -c 192.168.2.1
[ ID] Interval Transfer Bandwidth
[ 4] 0.00-10.00 sec 3.30 GBytes 2.84 Gbits/sec sender
[ 4] 0.00-10.00 sec 3.30 GBytes 2.84 Gbits/sec receiver

E:\data\iperf3>iperf3.exe -c 192.168.2.100
Connecting to host 192.168.2.100, port 5201
[ ID] Interval Transfer Bandwidth
[ 4] 0.00-10.00 sec 280 MBytes 235 Mbits/sec sender
[ 4] 0.00-10.00 sec 280 MBytes 235 Mbits/sec receiver
2.8Gb going to the interface, 235**Mb** going through it, or an order of magnitude less.

After updating driver:
E:\data\iperf3>iperf3.exe -c 192.168.2.100
Connecting to host 192.168.2.100, port 5201
[ ID] Interval Transfer Bandwidth
[ 4] 0.00-10.00 sec 3.37 GBytes 2.90 Gbits/sec sender
[ 4] 0.00-10.00 sec 3.37 GBytes 2.90 Gbits/sec receiver

Going through the bridge is the same speed as going to the bridge node. Thanks so much for these instructions!
 
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DougW

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Just a note that this does not build with Proxmox 6.2 and the errors are back. The most recent driver from Intel is only tested up to kernel 5.3 not 5.4. There's a few compile errors that I'm trying to work through.
 
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stark

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Just a note that this does not build with Proxmox 6.1 and the errors are back. The most recent driver from Intel is only tested up to kernel 5.3 not 5.4. There's a few compile errors that I'm trying to work through.

You mean that it doesn't build with Proxmox 6.2? Yeah, that's unfortunate but we'll have to wait on Intel to update their driver to work with kernel 5.4.

I'm hoping that it won't be too long. Until then I'm going to force myself to put up with the errors.
 

DougW

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You mean that it doesn't build with Proxmox 6.2? Yeah, that's unfortunate but we'll have to wait on Intel to update their driver to work with kernel 5.4.

I'm hoping that it won't be too long. Until then I'm going to force myself to put up with the errors.

Yes, I updated my post.
 

DougW

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Ok, I have a patch that's been running for about an hour or so....
 

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stark

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Let me know how it works, between that and WSL2 the iperf3 report up thread went from 3g to 10g
That's a pretty amazing increase. I did a quick iperf2 test before and after and the results were similar ~ 9.86Gb/sec for each one. No massive increase for me.. :( :)
 
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