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F-Stack Release Note

F-Stack is an open source network framework based on DPDK.

2022.09 F-Stack v1.22

  1. Freebsd
  • Upgrade to FreeBSD-releng-13.0, support RACK and BBR.
  1. F-Stack lib:
  • Support extra tcp stacks, RACK and BBR. Significantly improves the performance of large file transfer(more than 10 times) in high latency and packet loss scenarios. Thanks @FireAngell.
  • F-Stack support HPTS for RACK and BBR.
  • lo port is added 127.0.0.1 when freebsd init.
  • Fix #643. Fix a VXLAN issue. Thanks @agerguo
  • FF_USE_PAGE_ARRAY compatible DPDK 19.11.
  • Optimize random function in ff_compat.c @dingyuan
  • Enable net.inet.tcp.delayed_ack by default to improve concurrent performance.
  • Support zero copy while call ff_write, disable by default.
  • Fix the bonding issue. @Lorisy @agerguo
  • Fix the issue that ff_netstat -r can't show gateway6.
  • Fix compile error of micro_thread with gcc 8.3. @Xin Wang
  • to avoid compiling errors when gcc version >= 10. @ZZMarquis
  • Support FDIR. @hawkxiang
  • fix use after free issue in mbuf free. @Jianfeng Tan
  • Fix #568, Insufficient condition in ff_rte_frm_extcl function. @freak82
  • Add IPv6 net addr parameters in config. @zengyi1001
  • Add ff_regist_pcblddr_fun to regist a pcb lddr function in F-Stack to select source IP when as client.
  • modify struct linux_sockaddr same to struct sockaddr in linux.
  • Support IPPROTO_IPV6's IPV6_V6ONLY and IPV6_RECVPKTINFO. @hawkxiang
  • Support set multi virtual IPv4/IPv6 net addrs in config.ini.
  • Add support for multiple pci_whitelist in config.ini. @ibtisam-tariq
  • Add support to set interface name of each port in config.ini. @ibtisam-tariq
  • ff_syscall_wrapper.c: add linux_cmsghdr and its support in recvmsg add support for IP_RECVTTL and IP_RECVTOS. @FidaullahNoonari-emumba
  • Added F-Stack FreeBSD 13.0 support. @guhaoyu2005
  • Add IP_MINTTL flag in ff_syscall_wrapper.c. @FidaullahNoonari-emumba
  • alows user to set dpdk log level from config.ini file. @Jawad-Hussain-23
  • Fix ff_syscall_wrapper.c: in ff_recvfrom() in case of zero *fromlen, *from will not be filled with garbadge values. @Sarosh Arif
  1. DPDK:
  • Upgrade to DPDK-20.11.6(LTS).
  • MLX5: modify if_indextoname syscall to support F-Stack tools.
  1. ff tools
  • Fix bug of ff_ipc_msg_free in ff tools.

  • The ff_traffic and ff_top's -P argument support bigger than 38.

    1. APP
  • Redis: Upgrade to Redis-6.2.6. @GlareR

    1. example
  • Enable INET6 by default in helloworld.

2022.09 F-Stack v1.21.2(LTS)

  1. F-Stack lib:
  • Fix #643. Fix a VXLAN issue. Thanks @agerguo
  • FF_USE_PAGE_ARRAY compatible DPDK 19.11.
  • Optimize random function in ff_compat.c @dingyuan
  • Enable net.inet.tcp.delayed_ack by default to improve concurrent performance.
  • Support zero copy while call ff_write, disable by default.
  • Fix the bonding issue. @Lorisy
  • Fix the issue that ff_netstat -r can't show gateway6.
  1. DPDK:
  • Upgrade to DPDK-19.11.13(LTS).

2021.09 F-Stack v1.21.1

  1. F-Stack lib:
  • lo port is added 127.0.0.1 when freebsd init.
  1. DPDK:
  • MLX5: modify if_indextoname syscall to support F-Stack tools.

2021.01 F-Stack v1.21

1. F-Stack lib:
  • Fix use after free issue in mbuf free. #565 #556 @tanjianfeng @zouyonghao @freak82
  • Fix insufficient condition in ff_rte_frm_extcl function.
  • Fix wrong msg_flags in struct msghdr after calling ff_recvmsg in a Linux application.
  • Modify dump codes. @jinhao2
  • Feature knictl. @pengtianabc
  • Add configuration options symmetric_rss to set whether to use symmetric RSS.
  • Add IPv6 net addr parameters in config. @zengyi1001
  • Add ff_regist_pcblddr_fun to regist a pcb lddr function in F-Stack.
  • Config: Support parse "--file-prefix"&"--pci-whitelist" for multi-processes. @hawkxiang
  • Support rte_flow_isolate for multi lcore. @hawkxiang
  1. Nginx:
  • Fix some issues of nginx transparent proxy. @rolfliu
  1. micro_thread:
  • Add micro_thread_auto_adjust_thread_cnt. @WoolenWang
  • Fix compile error of micro_thread with gcc 8.3. @Xin Wang
  1. Tools:
  • Fix a crash bug while use ff_ifconfig.
  • Fix bug of ff_sysctl.
  • Fix some other bugs while use ff msg.
  • IPFW: supported IPv6. @zjwsoft
  • Add ff_ipc_exit() to clean temp files in /var/ while run F-Stack tools arp/ifconfig/route/ipfw. @zjwsoft
  • Add ndp tool for ipv6 neighbor. @chopin11
  1. DPDK:
  • Upgrade to 19.11.6 LTS.
  1. Others:
  • Update README.md. @soroshsabz

2019.11 F-Stack v1.20

  1. F-Stack lib:
  • Fix some bugs. Corresponding upstream changeset from Freebsd releng-11.0/release-11.1/release-11.2/release-11.3/release-12
  • Fix bug of bind and connect. @jin.hao
  • Fix F-stack compile error in Red Hat 8.0 with gcc 8.2.1.
  • Add IPv6 supported.
  • Add make install, and you can not must set FF_DPDK and FF_PATH.
  • Add FF_USE_PAGE_ARRAY compile switch in Makefile, turn on it will not use mcopy when transmit packetes from bsd to dpdk. @jin.hao
  • Add vlan supported. @dragonorloong
  • Add bonding suopported. Note: some bond driver can not work with multi processes.
  • Add pkt_tx_delay parameter in config.ini.
  • Add tx_csum_offoad_skip parameter in config.ini. @JayathS
  1. Nginx:
  • Upgrade to 1.16.1.
  1. Redis:
  • Upgrade to 5.0.5
  1. Tools:
  • Fix the crash bug while excute ff_netstat -n.
  • IPv6 supported.
  • Add make install, and you can use ff_<tool_name> to run F-Stack tools.
  • ff_traffic support -P <max process id> to show traffic info of all processes.
  • ff_top support -P <max process id> to show cpu usage of all processes.
  • All tools can work in one time.
  1. DPDK:
  • Upgrade to 18.11.5 LTS.

2019.11 F-Stack v1.13

  1. F-Stack lib:
  • Fix some bugs.
  • Add interface ff_dup, ff_dup2``ff_ioctl_freebsd, ff_getsockopt_freebsd, ff_setsockopt_freebsd.
  • Initial parameter proc-type can be NULL, default "auto".
  • Add "idle_sleep" parameter to reduce CPU usage when no pkts incomming, add base_virtaddr parameter for some vms.
  • Add arch arm64 compiler options.
  • Support Container(Docker).
  • Support vlan.
  1. Nginx:
  • Fix some bugs.
  • Hook getpeername,getsockname,shutdown.
  • Support "master_process off".
  1. Redis:
  • Reset cpu affinity when new process forked.
  1. Tools:
  • Add traffic tool.
  1. DPDK:
  • Upgrade to 17.11.4 LTS.

2018.5 F-Stack v1.12

  1. Fixed some bugs.
  2. Nginx: host event supported.
  3. kern_timeout: decrease the cpu usage of timer.
  4. DPDK: upgrade to 17.11.2 LTS.

2017.11 F-Stack v1.11

  1. Intel DPDK network I/O module.
  2. FreeBSD Network Stack.
  3. Nic offload: checksum(IP/TCP/UDP), TSO, VLAN, etc.
  4. Network tools: sysctl, ifconfig, route, netstat, top, etc.
  5. Firewall supported: ipfw.
  6. Netgraph supported: ngctl.
  7. Posix-like API: socket,event.
  8. Coroutine API.
  9. Python bindings for F-Stack: pyfstack.
  10. App: Nginx/Redis supported.