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Bug #4345

Traffic Shaping doesn't work with Xen netfront driver

Added by Helio Candido over 4 years ago. Updated over 3 years ago.

Status:
Confirmed
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
-
Category:
Operating System
Target version:
-
Start date:
01/29/2015
Due date:
% Done:

0%

Estimated time:
Affected Version:
2.2.x
Affected Architecture:

Description

On the version 2.1.5 I got the traffic shaping work without problem but after upgraded to 2.2 it's just doesn't working anymore. I'm getting this message all the time: ...driver does not support altq...

Anything changed to make it right? It was fine on 2.1.5 but on 2.2 dont.

History

#1 Updated by Chris Buechler over 4 years ago

which driver is it saying doesn't support altq?

#2 Updated by Helio Candido over 4 years ago

I'm using 2 NIC's Realtek RTL8111/8168 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet. Both are working on PFSense 2.1.5 with traffic shapping but on 2.2 doesn't.

PFSense in both scenaries is running under XenServer 6.2 SP1 (updated). I just start the configuration using traffic shapping wizard but on the final when I'll click to finish I got that message on 2.2.

#3 Updated by Chris Buechler over 4 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Feedback

that should be something that changed to xn NICs after upgrade so they're no longer Realtek, is that the case?

#4 Updated by Helio Candido over 4 years ago

Yes, that NIC's changed to xm but still working on 2.1.5 and not on 2.2.

#5 Updated by Chris Buechler over 4 years ago

  • Subject changed from Traffic Shaping doesn't working to Traffic Shaping doesn't work with Xen netfront driver
  • Category set to Operating System
  • Status changed from Feedback to Confirmed
  • Target version set to 2.2.2
  • Affected Version set to 2.2

updated subject to specific issue at hand here.

#6 Updated by Chris Buechler over 4 years ago

  • Target version changed from 2.2.2 to 2.2.3

#7 Updated by Grischa Zengel over 4 years ago

Please, can somebody build an unofficial release (2.2.1+) without netfront. I don't have time to create a build environment (sign LA, create SSH-key, ...).
If somebody has already a build environment it should be easy to build without netfront.

#8 Updated by Grischa Zengel over 4 years ago

Is there something to test or something else to do?
I'm still on 2.1.5 and want to update.

#9 Updated by Chris Buechler about 4 years ago

  • Target version changed from 2.2.3 to 2.3

#10 Updated by Grischa Zengel about 4 years ago

Will be there a real solution in next time or should I add an extra nic to these servers?

#11 Updated by Chris Buechler about 4 years ago

  • Affected Version changed from 2.2 to 2.2.x

Grischa Zengel wrote:

Will be there a real solution in next time or should I add an extra nic to these servers?

Unknown when it will be fixed. Not a priority to this point.

#12 Updated by Grischa Zengel about 4 years ago

I'm installing the next server and need 8+ networks. Because xen can't handle so much NICs I have to use tagging.

If you can't fix it, so please remove xn:
  1. build an extra image without xn.
  2. show me an loader option to disable xn.

I can't work with this. With an extra NIC I loose bandwidth.

There are a lot of posts about pfsense 2.2 and buggy xn implementation.

#13 Updated by Giancarlos Cataldo about 4 years ago

I think same as Grischa Zengel said!
We need an option to disable xn implementation

#14 Updated by Grischa Zengel about 4 years ago

2.2.4-RELEASE Now Available

When can we use this?
There are security fixes, which we must have.

#15 Updated by Andreas Pflug almost 4 years ago

Just to step in, until VLAN and ALTQ is supported there really needs to be a way to disable xn.

#16 Updated by Grischa Zengel almost 4 years ago

It's time for changes after 8 month:
https://redmine.pfsense.org/issues/4401#note-10

#18 Updated by Grischa Zengel almost 4 years ago

If I read #3670 I will this twice. I'm still on 2.1.5 and ipv6 didn't work with my ISP.

#19 Updated by Chris Buechler over 3 years ago

  • Target version deleted (2.3)

the ability to disable PV is there in 2.3 now (#5452) for those who want to retain the previous shaping ability.

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