mlx5dv_qp_cancel_posted_send_wrs - Man Page

Cancel all pending send work requests with supplied WRID in a QP in SQD state


#include <infiniband/mlx5dv.h>

int mlx5dv_qp_cancel_posted_send_wrs(struct mlx5dv_qp_ex *mqp, uint64_t wr_id);


The canceled work requests are replaced with NOPs (no operation), and will generate good completions according to the signaling originally requested in the send flags, or “flushed” completions in case the QP goes to error. A work request can only be canceled when the QP is in SQD state.

The cancel function is a part of the signature pipelining feature. The feature allows posting a signature related transfer operation together with a SEND with a good response to the client. Normally, the application must wait for the transfer to end, check the MKEY for errors, and only then send a good or bad response. However this increases the latency of the good flow of a transaction.

To enable this feature, a QP must be created with the MLX5DV_QP_CREATE_SIG_PIPELINING creation flag. Such QP will stop after a transfer operation that failed signature validation in SQD state. IBV_EVENT_SQ_DRAINED is generated to inform about the new state.

The SEND operation that might need to be canceled due to a bad signature of a previous operation must be posted with the IBV_SEND_FENCE option in ibv_qp_ex->wr_flags field.

When QP stopped at SQD, it means that at least one WR caused signature error. It may not be the last WR. It may be that more than one WRs cause signature errors by the time the QP finally stopped. It is guaranteed that the QP has stopped somewhere between the WQE that generated the signature error, and the next WQE that has IBV_SEND_FENCE on it.

Software must handle the SQD event as described below:

  1. Poll everything (polling until 0 once) on the respective CQ, allowing the discovery of all possible signature errors.
  2. Look through all “open” transactions, check related signature MKEYs using mlx5dv_mkey_check(3), find the one with the signature error, get a WRID from the operation software context and handle the failed operation.
  3. Cancel the SEND WR by the WRID using mlx5dv_qp_cancel_posted_send_wrs().
  4. Modify the QP back to RTS state.



The QP to investigate, which must be in SQD state.


The WRID to cancel.

Return Value

Number of work requests that were canceled, or -errno on error.


A DEVX context should be opened by using mlx5dv_open_device(3).

Must be called with a QP in SQD state.

QP should be created with MLX5DV_QP_CREATE_SIG_PIPELINING creation flag. Application must listen on QP events, and expect a SQD event.

See Also

mlx5dv_mkey_check(3), mlx5dv_wr_mkey_configure(3), mlx5dv_wr_set_mkey_sig_block(3), mlx5dv_create_mkey(3), mlx5dv_destroy_mkey(3)


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