[RFC,V2,0/2] TCP flow classification using 4-tuple and flags
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Sowmini Varadhan Jan. 13, 2020, 6:05 p.m. UTC
V2 updates: checkpatch fixes, revert accidently spelling error
introduced in V1;

The problem space of TCP flow tracking and classification
based on TCP state requires the ability to classify TCP
flows on more packet properties than just the 4-tuple,
e.g., TCP flags. This patch-set investigates the set of
changes needed in the examples/flow_classify.c needed to
achieve this.

Patch 1 extends examples/flow_classify.c to allow constraints
on tcp flags. Patch 2 extends the ACL handling in  
librte_flow_classify to include keys on the properties in 
addition to the tcp 4-tuple.

Note that one particular part of this patch-set where feedback
is requested is in allocate_acl_ipv4_tcp_5tuple_rule():
we need to add a key for the 8 bit flags, but the multibit
trie lookup moves in steps of 4 bytes, so it took some hackery
to figure out what byte-ordering was expected, and there were
no documentation/examples to provide guidelines. Comments/suggestions
would be particularly helpful.

Sowmini Varadhan (2):
  Hooks to allow the setting of filters on tcp flags
  Allow the flow_classify example to add an ACL table for tcp.

 examples/flow_classify/flow_classify.c        | 121 +++++++++++++++---
 examples/flow_classify/ipv4_rules_file.txt    |  22 ++--
 lib/librte_flow_classify/rte_flow_classify.c  |  87 +++++++++++++
 lib/librte_flow_classify/rte_flow_classify.h  |  19 +++
 .../rte_flow_classify_parse.c                 |   8 +-
 5 files changed, 230 insertions(+), 27 deletions(-)