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cfgadm_ib(8)

Name

cfgadm_ib - InfiniBand hardware specific commands for cfgadm

Synopsis

/usr/sbin/cfgadm -f [-y | 
-n] [-v] -c function
 ap_id...
/usr/sbin/cfgadm [-f] [-y
 | -n] [-v] [-o 
hardware_options]
     -x hardware_function 
ap_id...
/usr/sbin/cfgadm -v [-a] [
-s listing_option] [-] [ap_id | 
ap_type...]
/usr/sbin/cfgadm -v -h [
ap_id]...

Description

The InfiniBand hardware specific library /usr/lib/cfgadm/ib.so.1 provides the functionality for administering its fabric through the cfgadm(8) utility. cfgadm operates on attachment points. See cfgadm(8).

An InfiniBand (IB) device is enumerated by the IB nexus driver, ib(4D), based on the services from the IB Device Manager (IBDM).

The IB nexus driver creates and initializes five types of child device nodes:

  • IB Port devices

  • IB HCA service (HCA-SVC) devices

  • IB Virtual Physical Point of Attachment (VPPA) devices

  • I/O Controller (IOC)

  • IB Pseudo devices

See ib(4D) for details on enumeration of IB Port, IB VPPA, and IB HCA-SVC devices. For additional information on IBDM, see ibdm(4D). See ib(5) for details on IB Pseudo devices.

For IB administration, two types of static attachment point are created for the fabric administration as seen by the given host. There is one static attachment point ib and all IB devices (either an IOC, Port, VPPA, HCA-SVC, or a Pseudo device) in the fabric are represented as dynamic attachment points based off of it. There is another static attachment point for each Host Channel Adapter (HCA) in the host based on its node Globally Unique Identifier (GUID) value.

Attachment points are named through ap_ids. There are two types of ap_ids: logical and physical. The physical ap_id is based on the physical path name. For the IB fabric it is /devices/ib:fabric. The logical ap_id is a shorter, and has a more user friendly name.

The static ap_id for the IB fabric is ib. The IB devices are dynamic attachment points and have no physical ap_id. The logical ap_id of an IOC contains its GUID, ib::IOC-GUID. An example of an IOC ap_id is ib::80020123456789a. The logical ap_id of a Pseudo device, see ib(5) for details, is of the format ib::driver_name,unit-address. An example of a pseudo ap_id would be ib::sdp,0 where “sdp” is the driver name and “0” is its unit-address property. The logical ap_id of Port, VPPA and HCA-SVC device contains its Partition Key (P_Key), Port GUID / Node GUID and a communication service-name. The format of ap_id is as below:

Port device

ib::PORT_GUID ,0,service-name

VPPA device

ib::PORT_GUID ,P_Key,service-name

HCA-SVC device

ib::HCA_GUID ,0,servicename

The Partition Key (P_Key) is 0 for Port and HCA-SVC devices. The P_Key helps determine the partition to which this port belongs for a VPPA device node. A port might have more than one P_Key. An example of a VPPA device logical ap_id point is ib::80245678,ffff,ipib. The port-GUID is 80245678, the P_Key is 0xffff, and the service name is ipib. The service-name information is obtained from the file /etc/driver/drv/ib.conf which contains service-name strings. The HCA's logical ap_id contains its node GUID value, hca:HCA-GUID. An example is hca:21346543210a987.

A listing of the IB attachment points includes information on all IB devices (IOC, VPPA, HCA-SVC, Pseudo, and Port devices seen by the IBDM and the IB nexus driver) in the fabric even if they are not seen by the host and configured for use.

The following shows a listing of five IB devices (two IOC, one VPPA, one Port, one HCA-SVC) and one HCA:


example# cfgadm -al 
Ap_Id                    Type       Receptacle   Occupant      Condition
hca:21346543210a987      IB-HCA     connected    configured    ok
ib                       IB-FABRIC  connected    configured    ok
ib::80020123456789a      IB-IOC     connected    configured    ok
ib::802abc9876543        IB-IOC     connected    unconfigured  unknown
ib::80245678,ffff,ipib   IB-VPPA    connected    configured    ok
ib::12245678,0,nfs       IB-PORT    connected    configured    ok
ib::21346543,0,hnfs      IB-HCA-SVC connected    configured    ok
ib::sdp,0                IB-PSEUDO  connected    configured    ok

The ap_id ib::802abc9876543 shows an IOC device that is not yet configured by the host for use or had been previously offlined by an explicit cfgadm –c unconfigure operation.

The distinction was made by the information displayed under the Condition column. The IB device with a zero P_Key and HCA GUID is a HCA-SVC device. Refer to cfgadm(8) for more information regarding listing attachment points.

The receptacle state for attachment points have the following meanings:

connected

For an IOC/VPPA/Port/Pseudo/HCA-SVC device, connected implies that it has been seen by the host. The device might not have been configured for use by Solaris.

For a HCA attachment point, connected implies that it has been configured and is in use.

All IB ap_ids are always shown as connected.

The occupant state for attachment points have the following meanings:

configured

The IB device, and the HCA ap_id, are configured and usable by Solaris.

unconfigured

The IB device at the ap_id was explicitly offlined using cfgadm –c unconfigure, was not successfully configured. This could be because it was not successfully configured for use with Solaris (no driver, or a device problem), or because it was never configured for use by the IB nexus driver.

The unconfigured operation is not supported for the HCA attachment point. The IB static apid, ib, is shown unconfigured if the system has no IB hardware.

The attachment point conditions are:

failed

Not used.

failing

Not used.

ok

Normal state. Ready for use.

unknown

This state is only valid for IB device that have been probed by IBDM but not yet configured for use by Solaris. It is also shown for devices that have been explicitly offlined by a cfgadm –c unconfigure operation. This condition does not apply to a HCA attachment point.

unusable

Not used.

Options

The following options are supported:

–c function

The IB hardware specific library supports two generic commands (functions). These commands are not supported on the static attachment points (that is, the HCA ap_ids and the IB static ib ap_id).

The following generic commands are supported:

configure

Configure the IB device to be used by Solaris.

unconfigure

Unconfigure the IB device. If successful, cfgadm reports the condition of this ap_id as unknown .

–f

Not supported.

–h ap_id

Obtain IB specific help for an IB attachment point.

–l

List the state and condition of IB attachment points. The –l option works as described in cfgadm(8).

When paired with the –a option, displays the dynamic attachment points as well (IOC, VPPA, Port, Pseudo, and HCA-SVC devices).

When paired with –v option, displays verbose data about the ap_ids. For an IOC, the Info field in the

cfgadm –avl

output displays the following information: VendorID, IOCDeviceID, DeviceVersion, SubsystemVendorID, SubsystemID, Class, Subclass, Protocol, ProtocolVersion and IDString from the IOCControllerProfile. If the ID string isn't provided then nothing is displayed in its place. These fields are defined in the InfiniBand Specification Volume 1 (http://www.infinibandta.org ).

For a VPPA, Port, or HCA-SVC device the Info field in the cfgadm -lav display shows the service name information to which this device is bound. If no such information exists, nothing is displayed.

For a Pseudo device cfgadm -alv displays the driver name and its unit-address information. For a HCA the verbose listing displays the VendorID, ProductID of the HCA, number of ports it has, and the PortGUID value of its ports. See EXAMPLES.

–o hardware_option

This option is not currently defined.

–s listing_option

Attachment points of class ib can be listed by using the select sub-option. Refer to the cfgadm(8) man page for more information.

–x hardware_function

Perform a hardware specific function. Note that the name can not be more than 4 characters long.

The following hardware specific functions are supported:

add_service –ocomm =[port|vppa|hca_svc],service=name

This hardware specific function is supported on the static IB attachment point. It can be used to add a new service to /etc/driver/drv/ib.conf file and to update the ib(4D) driver.

You must use the service=name option to indicate the new service to be added. You must use the option comm=[port|vppa|hca_svc] option to add the name service to either port-svc-list or to the hca-svc-list in the /etc/driver/drv/ib.conf file. See EXAMPLES.

delete_service –ocomm =[port|vppa|hca_svc],service=name

This hardware specific function is supported on the static IB attachment point only. It can be used to delete an existing service from the /etc/driver/drv/ib.conf file and also from the ib(4D) driver's data base. You must use the service=name option to indicate which service to delete. You must use the comm=[port|vppa|hca_svc] option to delete this service from the port-svc-list, vppa-svc-list, or vppa-svc-list of the /etc/driver/drv/ib.conf file. See EXAMPLES.

list_clients

Supported on HCA attachment points. Displays all the kernel IB clients using this HCA. It also displays the respective ap_ids of these kernel IB clients and if they have opened an alternate HCA device. See EXAMPLES.

.

If a given kernel IB client does not have a valid ap_id then a - is displayed in that column.

list_services

This hardware specific function is supported on the static IB attachment point only. It lists all the Port and VPPA services as read from the drv file. See EXAMPLES.

unconfig_clients

This hardware specific function is supported on the static HCA attachment point only. It can be used to unconfigure all IB kernel clients of this given HCA. Only IB kernel clients that do not have an alternate HCA are unconfigured. See EXAMPLES.

update_pkey_tbls

Supported on the static ib attachment point. Updates the PKEY information inside IBTL. IBTL re-reads the P_Key tables for all the ports on each HCA present on the host.

See ibtl(4D).

Examples

Example 1 Listing the State and Condition of IB Devices

The following command lists the state and condition of IB devices on the system. It only shows the static attachment points.


example# cfgadm
hca:21346543210a987        IB-HCA      connected    configured   ok
ib                         IB-FABRIC   connected    configured   ok

The –a option lists all attachment points. The following example uses the –a option and lists all attachment points:


example# cfgadm -a
hca:21346543210a987          IB-HCA      connected    configured   ok
ib                           IB-FABRIC   connected    configured   ok
ib::80020123456789a          IB-IOC      connected    unconfigured ok
ib::80245678,ffff,ipib       IB-VPPA     connected    configured   ok
ib::21346543,0,hnfs          IB-HCA-SVC  connected    configured   ok
ib::12245678,0,nfs           IB-PORT     connected    configured   ok
ib::sdp,0                    IB-PSEUDO   connected    configured   ok
Example 2 Listing the Verbose Status of a IB VPPA Device

The following command lists the verbose status of a IB VPPA device:


example# cfgadm -alv ib::80245678,ffff,ipib      
Ap_Id                   Receptacle Occupant   Condition Information
When         Type     Busy  Phys_Id
ib::80245678,ffff,ipib    connected    configured   ok        ipib
unavailable  IB-VPPA  n     /devices/ib:fabric::80245678,ffff,ipib

A verbose listing of an IOC shows additional information. The following command shows a verbose listing:


example# cfgadm -alv ib::80020123456789a
Ap_Id      Receptacle   Occupant     Condition Information
When       Type     Busy  Phys_Id
ib::80020123456789a     connected    configured   ok         VID: 0xeaea
DEVID: 0xeaea VER: 0x5 SUBSYS_VID: 0x0 SUBSYS_ID: 0x0 CLASS: 0xffff
SUBCLASS: 0xff PROTO: 0xff PROTOVER: 0x1 ID_STRING: Sample Host Adapter
unavailable IB-IOC   n     /devices/ib:fabric::80020123456789a

A verbose listing of a Pseudo device shows:


example# cfgadm -alv ib::sdp,0
Ap_Id                 Receptacle  Occupant   Condition Information
When       Type   Busy  Phys_Id
ib::sdp,0         connected   configured   ok       Driver = "sd
p" Unit-address = "0"
unavailable  IB-PSEUDO   n  /devices/ib:fabric::sdp,0

A verbose listing of a HCA shows:


example# cfgadm -alv hca:21346543210a987
Ap_Id               Receptacle   Occupant     Condition Information
When       Type    Busy  Phys_Id
hca:21346543210a987  connected    configured   ok         VID: 0x15b3,
PID: 0x5a44, #ports: 0x2, port1 GUID: 0x80245678, port2 GUID: 0x80245679
unavailable  IB-HCA     n  /devices/ib:21346543210a987

You can obtain more user-friendly output if you specify these following cfgadm class and field selection options: –s "select=class(ib),cols=ap_id:info"

The following command displays only IB ap_ids. The output only includes the ap_id and Information fields.

 
# cfgadm -al -s "cols=ap_id:info"  ib::80245678,ffff,ipib
Ap_Id                                Information
ib::80245678,ffff,ipib               ipib

Example 3 Unconfiguring an Existing IB IOC

The following command unconfigures the IB IOC attached to ib::80020123456789a , then displays the status of the ap_id:


# cfgadm -c unconfigure ib::80020123456789a
Unconfigure the device: /devices/ib:fabric::80020123456789a 
This operation will suspend activity on the IB device
Continue (yes/no)?

Enter: y


IB device unconfigured successfully. 
# cfgadm -al ib::80020123456789a
Ap_Id                  Type      Receptacle  Occupant     Condition
ib::80020123456789     IB-IOC    connected   unconfigured unknown
#

The condition unknown implies that the device node doesn't exist anymore and this IB device's existence is known only to the IB Device Manager.

Example 4 Configuring an IB IOC

The following series of commands configures an IB device attached to ib::80020123456789a:


# cfgadm -yc configure ib::80020123456789a
# cfgadm -al ib::80020123456789a
Ap_Id                  Type        Receptacle   Occupant     Condition
ib::80020123456789a    IB-IOC      connected    configured   ok       

Example 5 Listing All Kernel IB Clients of a HCA

The following command lists all kernel IB clients of an HCA attached to hca:21346543210a987:


# cfgadm -x list_clients hca:21346543210a987
Attachment Point       Clients                Alternate HCA
ib::80020123456789a    ioc1                   Yes
ib::80245678,ffff,ipib ipib                   No
ib::21346543,0,hnfs    hnfs                   No
-                      ibdm                   No
-                      ibmf                   No

Example 6 Adding a Port Service

The following command adds a new Port service called srp:


 # cfgadm -o comm=port,service=srp -x add_service ib

Example 7 Deleting a VPPA Service

The following command deletes the ibd VPPA service ibd:


# cfgadm -o comm=vppa,service=ipib -x delete_service ib

Example 8 Listing Port, VPPA, HCA-SVC Services

The following command lists all Port, VPPA, and HCA-SVC services:


# cfgadm -x list_services ib
Port communication services:
         srp

VPPA communication services:
         ipib
         nfs

HCA-SVC communication services:
         hnfs

Example 9 Reprobing IOC Devices

The following command reprobes all IOC device nodes.


# cfgadm -x update_ioc_config ib
This operation can update properties of IOC devices.
Continue (yes/no)?

Enter: y

#
Example 10 Unconfiguring All Kernel Clients of a HCA

The following command unconfigures all kernel clients of a HCA


# cfgadm -x unconfig_clients hca:21346543
 This operation will unconfigure clients of this HCA.
 Continue (yes/no)?

 Enter: y

Files

/usr/lib/cfgadm/ib.so.1

Hardware-specific library for generic InfiniBand device administration

Attributes

See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:

ATTRIBUTE TYPE
ATTRIBUTE VALUE
Availability
system/dynamic-reconfiguration

See Also

config_admin(3CFGADM), libcfgadm(3LIB), ib(4D), ibdm(4D), ibtl(4D), ib(5), attributes(7), cfgadm(8)

InfiniBand Specification Volume 1 (http://www.infinibandta.org)

Notes

Apart from the listing (cfgadm –l or cfgadm –x list_clients), only the superuser can execute any functions on an attachment point.