[6/8] doc: replace references to blacklist/whitelist
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Message ID 20200922143202.8755-7-stephen@networkplumber.org
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Stephen Hemminger Sept. 22, 2020, 2:32 p.m. UTC
The terms blacklist and whitelist are no longer used.

Most of this was automatic replacement, but in a couple of
places the language was awkward before and have tried to improve
the readabilty.

The blacklist/whitelist changes to API will not be a breaking
change for applications in this release but worth adding a note
to encourage migration.

Update examples to new config options
Replace -w with -i and -b with -x to reflect new usage.

Signed-off-by: Stephen Hemminger <stephen@networkplumber.org>
Acked-by: Luca Boccassi <bluca@debian.org>
---
 doc/guides/cryptodevs/dpaa2_sec.rst           |  6 +++---
 doc/guides/cryptodevs/dpaa_sec.rst            |  6 +++---
 doc/guides/cryptodevs/qat.rst                 |  6 +++---
 doc/guides/eventdevs/octeontx2.rst            | 20 +++++++++----------
 doc/guides/freebsd_gsg/build_sample_apps.rst  |  2 +-
 doc/guides/linux_gsg/build_sample_apps.rst    |  2 +-
 doc/guides/linux_gsg/eal_args.include.rst     | 14 ++++++-------
 doc/guides/linux_gsg/linux_drivers.rst        |  4 ++--
 doc/guides/mempool/octeontx2.rst              |  4 ++--
 doc/guides/nics/bnxt.rst                      |  6 +++---
 doc/guides/nics/cxgbe.rst                     |  4 ++--
 doc/guides/nics/dpaa.rst                      |  6 +++---
 doc/guides/nics/dpaa2.rst                     |  6 +++---
 doc/guides/nics/enic.rst                      |  6 +++---
 doc/guides/nics/fail_safe.rst                 | 20 +++++++++----------
 doc/guides/nics/features.rst                  |  2 +-
 doc/guides/nics/ice.rst                       |  2 +-
 doc/guides/nics/mlx4.rst                      |  6 +++---
 doc/guides/nics/mlx5.rst                      |  2 +-
 doc/guides/nics/sfc_efx.rst                   |  2 +-
 doc/guides/nics/tap.rst                       | 10 +++++-----
 .../prog_guide/env_abstraction_layer.rst      |  7 +++----
 doc/guides/prog_guide/multi_proc_support.rst  |  4 ++--
 doc/guides/rel_notes/known_issues.rst         |  4 ++--
 doc/guides/rel_notes/release_20_08.rst        |  6 ++++++
 doc/guides/rel_notes/release_2_1.rst          |  2 +-
 doc/guides/sample_app_ug/bbdev_app.rst        | 14 ++++++-------
 doc/guides/sample_app_ug/ipsec_secgw.rst      | 12 +++++------
 doc/guides/sample_app_ug/l3_forward.rst       |  6 +++---
 .../sample_app_ug/l3_forward_access_ctrl.rst  |  2 +-
 30 files changed, 99 insertions(+), 94 deletions(-)

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diff --git a/doc/guides/cryptodevs/dpaa2_sec.rst b/doc/guides/cryptodevs/dpaa2_sec.rst
index 3053636b8295..b50fee76954a 100644
--- a/doc/guides/cryptodevs/dpaa2_sec.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/cryptodevs/dpaa2_sec.rst
@@ -134,10 +134,10 @@  Supported DPAA2 SoCs
 * LS2088A/LS2048A
 * LS1088A/LS1048A
 
-Whitelisting & Blacklisting
----------------------------
+Allowing & Blocking
+-------------------
 
-For blacklisting a DPAA2 SEC device, following commands can be used.
+The DPAA2 SEC device can be blocked with the following:
 
  .. code-block:: console
 
diff --git a/doc/guides/cryptodevs/dpaa_sec.rst b/doc/guides/cryptodevs/dpaa_sec.rst
index db3c8e918945..38ad45e66d76 100644
--- a/doc/guides/cryptodevs/dpaa_sec.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/cryptodevs/dpaa_sec.rst
@@ -82,10 +82,10 @@  Supported DPAA SoCs
 * LS1046A/LS1026A
 * LS1043A/LS1023A
 
-Whitelisting & Blacklisting
----------------------------
+Allowing & Blocking
+-------------------
 
-For blacklisting a DPAA device, following commands can be used.
+For blocking a DPAA device, following commands can be used.
 
  .. code-block:: console
 
diff --git a/doc/guides/cryptodevs/qat.rst b/doc/guides/cryptodevs/qat.rst
index e5d2cf499764..8a89ef7df456 100644
--- a/doc/guides/cryptodevs/qat.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/cryptodevs/qat.rst
@@ -127,7 +127,7 @@  Limitations
   optimisations in the GEN3 device. And if a GCM session is initialised on a
   GEN3 device, then attached to an op sent to a GEN1/GEN2 device, it will not be
   enqueued to the device and will be marked as failed. The simplest way to
-  mitigate this is to use the bdf whitelist to avoid mixing devices of different
+  mitigate this is to use the bdf allow to avoid mixing devices of different
   generations in the same process if planning to use for GCM.
 * The mixed algo feature on GEN2 is not supported by all kernel drivers. Check
   the notes under the Available Kernel Drivers table below for specific details.
@@ -264,7 +264,7 @@  adjusted to the number of VFs which the QAT common code will need to handle.
         QAT VF may expose two crypto devices, sym and asym, it may happen that the
         number of devices will be bigger than MAX_DEVS and the process will show an error
         during PMD initialisation. To avoid this problem CONFIG_RTE_CRYPTO_MAX_DEVS may be
-        increased or -w, pci-whitelist domain:bus:devid:func option may be used.
+        increased or -a, allow domain:bus:devid:func option may be used.
 
 
 QAT compression PMD needs intermediate buffers to support Deflate compression
@@ -302,7 +302,7 @@  return 0 (thereby avoiding an MMIO) if the device is congested and number of pac
 possible to enqueue is smaller.
 To use this feature the user must set the parameter on process start as a device additional parameter::
 
-  -w 03:01.1,qat_sym_enq_threshold=32,qat_comp_enq_threshold=16
+  -i 03:01.1,qat_sym_enq_threshold=32,qat_comp_enq_threshold=16
 
 All parameters can be used with the same device regardless of order. Parameters are separated
 by comma. When the same parameter is used more than once first occurrence of the parameter
diff --git a/doc/guides/eventdevs/octeontx2.rst b/doc/guides/eventdevs/octeontx2.rst
index 6502f6415fb4..470ea5450432 100644
--- a/doc/guides/eventdevs/octeontx2.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/eventdevs/octeontx2.rst
@@ -66,7 +66,7 @@  Runtime Config Options
   upper limit for in-flight events.
   For example::
 
-    -w 0002:0e:00.0,xae_cnt=16384
+    -i 0002:0e:00.0,xae_cnt=16384
 
 - ``Force legacy mode``
 
@@ -74,7 +74,7 @@  Runtime Config Options
   single workslot mode in SSO and disable the default dual workslot mode.
   For example::
 
-    -w 0002:0e:00.0,single_ws=1
+    -i 0002:0e:00.0,single_ws=1
 
 - ``Event Group QoS support``
 
@@ -89,7 +89,7 @@  Runtime Config Options
   default.
   For example::
 
-    -w 0002:0e:00.0,qos=[1-50-50-50]
+    -i 0002:0e:00.0,qos=[1-50-50-50]
 
 - ``Selftest``
 
@@ -98,7 +98,7 @@  Runtime Config Options
   The tests are run once the vdev creation is successfully complete.
   For example::
 
-    -w 0002:0e:00.0,selftest=1
+    -i 0002:0e:00.0,selftest=1
 
 - ``TIM disable NPA``
 
@@ -107,7 +107,7 @@  Runtime Config Options
   parameter disables NPA and uses software mempool to manage chunks
   For example::
 
-    -w 0002:0e:00.0,tim_disable_npa=1
+    -i 0002:0e:00.0,tim_disable_npa=1
 
 - ``TIM modify chunk slots``
 
@@ -118,7 +118,7 @@  Runtime Config Options
   to SSO. The default value is 255 and the max value is 4095.
   For example::
 
-    -w 0002:0e:00.0,tim_chnk_slots=1023
+    -i 0002:0e:00.0,tim_chnk_slots=1023
 
 - ``TIM enable arm/cancel statistics``
 
@@ -126,7 +126,7 @@  Runtime Config Options
   event timer adapter.
   For example::
 
-    -w 0002:0e:00.0,tim_stats_ena=1
+    -i 0002:0e:00.0,tim_stats_ena=1
 
 - ``TIM limit max rings reserved``
 
@@ -136,7 +136,7 @@  Runtime Config Options
   rings.
   For example::
 
-    -w 0002:0e:00.0,tim_rings_lmt=5
+    -i 0002:0e:00.0,tim_rings_lmt=5
 
 - ``TIM ring control internal parameters``
 
@@ -146,7 +146,7 @@  Runtime Config Options
   default values.
   For Example::
 
-    -w 0002:0e:00.0,tim_ring_ctl=[2-1023-1-0]
+    -i 0002:0e:00.0,tim_ring_ctl=[2-1023-1-0]
 
 - ``Lock NPA contexts in NDC``
 
@@ -156,7 +156,7 @@  Runtime Config Options
 
    For example::
 
-      -w 0002:0e:00.0,npa_lock_mask=0xf
+      -i 0002:0e:00.0,npa_lock_mask=0xf
 
 Debugging Options
 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
diff --git a/doc/guides/freebsd_gsg/build_sample_apps.rst b/doc/guides/freebsd_gsg/build_sample_apps.rst
index 2a68f5fc3820..4fba671e4f5b 100644
--- a/doc/guides/freebsd_gsg/build_sample_apps.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/freebsd_gsg/build_sample_apps.rst
@@ -67,7 +67,7 @@  DPDK application. Some of the EAL options for FreeBSD are as follows:
     is a list of cores to use instead of a core mask.
 
 *   ``-b <domain:bus:devid.func>``:
-    Blacklisting of ports; prevent EAL from using specified PCI device
+    Blocklisting of ports; prevent EAL from using specified PCI device
     (multiple ``-b`` options are allowed).
 
 *   ``--use-device``:
diff --git a/doc/guides/linux_gsg/build_sample_apps.rst b/doc/guides/linux_gsg/build_sample_apps.rst
index 2882883f95f6..4dde4db84864 100644
--- a/doc/guides/linux_gsg/build_sample_apps.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/linux_gsg/build_sample_apps.rst
@@ -53,7 +53,7 @@  The EAL options are as follows:
   Number of memory channels per processor socket.
 
 * ``-b <domain:bus:devid.func>``:
-  Blacklisting of ports; prevent EAL from using specified PCI device
+  Blocklisting of ports; prevent EAL from using specified PCI device
   (multiple ``-b`` options are allowed).
 
 * ``--use-device``:
diff --git a/doc/guides/linux_gsg/eal_args.include.rst b/doc/guides/linux_gsg/eal_args.include.rst
index 0fe44579689b..41f399ccd608 100644
--- a/doc/guides/linux_gsg/eal_args.include.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/linux_gsg/eal_args.include.rst
@@ -44,20 +44,20 @@  Lcore-related options
 Device-related options
 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 
-*   ``-b, --pci-blacklist <[domain:]bus:devid.func>``
+*   ``-b, --pci-skip-probe <[domain:]bus:devid.func>``
 
-    Blacklist a PCI device to prevent EAL from using it. Multiple -b options are
-    allowed.
+    Skip probing a PCI device to prevent EAL from using it.
+    Multiple -b options are allowed.
 
 .. Note::
-    PCI blacklist cannot be used with ``-w`` option.
+    PCI skip probe cannot be used with the only list ``-w`` option.
 
-*   ``-w, --pci-whitelist <[domain:]bus:devid.func>``
+*   ``-w, --pci-only-list <[domain:]bus:devid.func>``
 
-    Add a PCI device in white list.
+    Add a PCI device in to the list of probed devices.
 
 .. Note::
-    PCI whitelist cannot be used with ``-b`` option.
+    PCI only list cannot be used with the skip probe ``-b`` option.
 
 *   ``--vdev <device arguments>``
 
diff --git a/doc/guides/linux_gsg/linux_drivers.rst b/doc/guides/linux_gsg/linux_drivers.rst
index 185074013ae5..65be3652ac48 100644
--- a/doc/guides/linux_gsg/linux_drivers.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/linux_gsg/linux_drivers.rst
@@ -104,11 +104,11 @@  parameter ``--vfio-vf-token``.
     3. echo 2 > /sys/bus/pci/devices/0000:86:00.0/sriov_numvfs
 
     4. Start the PF:
-        ./x86_64-native-linux-gcc/app/testpmd -l 22-25 -n 4 -w 86:00.0 \
+        ./x86_64-native-linux-gcc/app/testpmd -l 22-25 -n 4 -i 86:00.0 \
          --vfio-vf-token=14d63f20-8445-11ea-8900-1f9ce7d5650d --file-prefix=pf -- -i
 
     5. Start the VF:
-        ./x86_64-native-linux-gcc/app/testpmd -l 26-29 -n 4 -w 86:02.0 \
+        ./x86_64-native-linux-gcc/app/testpmd -l 26-29 -n 4 -i 86:02.0 \
          --vfio-vf-token=14d63f20-8445-11ea-8900-1f9ce7d5650d --file-prefix=vf0 -- -i
 
 Also, to use VFIO, both kernel and BIOS must support and be configured to use IO virtualization (such as Intel® VT-d).
diff --git a/doc/guides/mempool/octeontx2.rst b/doc/guides/mempool/octeontx2.rst
index 49b45a04e8ec..507591d809c6 100644
--- a/doc/guides/mempool/octeontx2.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/mempool/octeontx2.rst
@@ -50,7 +50,7 @@  Runtime Config Options
   for the application.
   For example::
 
-    -w 0002:02:00.0,max_pools=512
+    -i 0002:02:00.0,max_pools=512
 
   With the above configuration, the driver will set up only 512 mempools for
   the given application to save HW resources.
@@ -69,7 +69,7 @@  Runtime Config Options
 
    For example::
 
-      -w 0002:02:00.0,npa_lock_mask=0xf
+      -i 0002:02:00.0,npa_lock_mask=0xf
 
 Debugging Options
 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
diff --git a/doc/guides/nics/bnxt.rst b/doc/guides/nics/bnxt.rst
index 129a16cfc757..627fe88f455d 100644
--- a/doc/guides/nics/bnxt.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/nics/bnxt.rst
@@ -259,7 +259,7 @@  Unicast MAC Filter
 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 
 The application adds (or removes) MAC addresses to enable (or disable)
-whitelist filtering to accept packets.
+allowlist filtering to accept packets.
 
 .. code-block:: console
 
@@ -270,7 +270,7 @@  Multicast MAC Filter
 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 
 Application adds (or removes) Multicast addresses to enable (or disable)
-whitelist filtering to accept packets.
+allowlist filtering to accept packets.
 
 .. code-block:: console
 
@@ -278,7 +278,7 @@  whitelist filtering to accept packets.
     testpmd> mcast_addr (add|remove) (port_id) (XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX)
 
 Application adds (or removes) Multicast addresses to enable (or disable)
-whitelist filtering to accept packets.
+allowlist filtering to accept packets.
 
 Note that the BNXT PMD supports up to 16 MC MAC filters. if the user adds more
 than 16 MC MACs, the BNXT PMD puts the port into the Allmulticast mode.
diff --git a/doc/guides/nics/cxgbe.rst b/doc/guides/nics/cxgbe.rst
index 54a4c138998c..d04a07ddaf5d 100644
--- a/doc/guides/nics/cxgbe.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/nics/cxgbe.rst
@@ -40,8 +40,8 @@  expose a single PCI bus address, thus, librte_pmd_cxgbe registers
 itself as a PCI driver that allocates one Ethernet device per detected
 port.
 
-For this reason, one cannot whitelist/blacklist a single port without
-whitelisting/blacklisting the other ports on the same device.
+For this reason, one cannot allow/block a single port without
+allowing/blocking the other ports on the same device.
 
 .. _t5-nics:
 
diff --git a/doc/guides/nics/dpaa.rst b/doc/guides/nics/dpaa.rst
index 17839a920e60..a3715a6e9ea4 100644
--- a/doc/guides/nics/dpaa.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/nics/dpaa.rst
@@ -162,10 +162,10 @@  Manager.
   this pool.
 
 
-Whitelisting & Blacklisting
----------------------------
+Allowing & Blocking
+-------------------
 
-For blacklisting a DPAA device, following commands can be used.
+For blocking a DPAA device, following commands can be used.
 
  .. code-block:: console
 
diff --git a/doc/guides/nics/dpaa2.rst b/doc/guides/nics/dpaa2.rst
index fdfa6fdd5aea..c8059220fa06 100644
--- a/doc/guides/nics/dpaa2.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/nics/dpaa2.rst
@@ -527,10 +527,10 @@  which are lower than logging ``level``.
 Using ``pmd.net.dpaa2`` as log matching criteria, all PMD logs can be enabled
 which are lower than logging ``level``.
 
-Whitelisting & Blacklisting
----------------------------
+Allowing & Blocking
+-------------------
 
-For blacklisting a DPAA2 device, following commands can be used.
+For blocking a DPAA2 device, following commands can be used.
 
  .. code-block:: console
 
diff --git a/doc/guides/nics/enic.rst b/doc/guides/nics/enic.rst
index a28a7f4e477a..69bcfd5c8576 100644
--- a/doc/guides/nics/enic.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/nics/enic.rst
@@ -187,14 +187,14 @@  or ``vfio`` in non-IOMMU mode.
 
 In the VM, the kernel enic driver may be automatically bound to the VF during
 boot. Unbinding it currently hangs due to a known issue with the driver. To
-work around the issue, blacklist the enic module as follows.
+work around the issue, blocklist the enic module as follows.
 Please see :ref:`Limitations <enic_limitations>` for limitations in
 the use of SR-IOV.
 
 .. code-block:: console
 
      # cat /etc/modprobe.d/enic.conf
-     blacklist enic
+     blocklist enic
 
      # dracut --force
 
@@ -437,7 +437,7 @@  PKT_RX_VLAN_STRIPPED mbuf flags would not be set. This mode is enabled with the
   - VF devices are not usable directly from the host. They can  only be used
     as assigned devices on VM instances.
   - Currently, unbind of the ENIC kernel mode driver 'enic.ko' on the VM
-    instance may hang. As a workaround, enic.ko should be blacklisted or removed
+    instance may hang. As a workaround, enic.ko should be blocklisted or removed
     from the boot process.
   - pci_generic cannot be used as the uio module in the VM. igb_uio or
     vfio in non-IOMMU mode can be used.
diff --git a/doc/guides/nics/fail_safe.rst b/doc/guides/nics/fail_safe.rst
index b4a92f663b17..1af101157724 100644
--- a/doc/guides/nics/fail_safe.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/nics/fail_safe.rst
@@ -68,11 +68,11 @@  Fail-safe command line parameters
 
 .. note::
 
-   In case where the sub-device is also used as a whitelist device, using ``-w``
+   In case where the sub-device is also used as an allowed device, using ``-w``
    on the EAL command line, the fail-safe PMD will use the device with the
    options provided to the EAL instead of its own parameters.
 
-   When trying to use a PCI device automatically probed by the blacklist mode,
+   When trying to use a PCI device automatically probed by the blocklist mode,
    the name for the fail-safe sub-device must be the full PCI id:
    Domain:Bus:Device.Function, *i.e.* ``00:00:00.0`` instead of ``00:00.0``,
    as the second form is historically accepted by the DPDK.
@@ -123,22 +123,22 @@  This section shows some example of using **testpmd** with a fail-safe PMD.
 #. To build a PMD and configure DPDK, refer to the document
    :ref:`compiling and testing a PMD for a NIC <pmd_build_and_test>`.
 
-#. Start testpmd. The sub-device ``84:00.0`` should be blacklisted from normal EAL
-   operations to avoid probing it twice, as the PCI bus is in blacklist mode.
+#. Start testpmd. The sub-device ``84:00.0`` should be blocklisted from normal EAL
+   operations to avoid probing it twice, as the PCI bus is in blocklist mode.
 
    .. code-block:: console
 
       $RTE_TARGET/build/app/testpmd -c 0xff -n 4 \
          --vdev 'net_failsafe0,mac=de:ad:be:ef:01:02,dev(84:00.0),dev(net_ring0)' \
-         -b 84:00.0 -b 00:04.0 -- -i
+         -x 84:00.0 -x 00:04.0 -- -i
 
-   If the sub-device ``84:00.0`` is not blacklisted, it will be probed by the
+   If the sub-device ``84:00.0`` is not blocklisted, it will be probed by the
    EAL first. When the fail-safe then tries to initialize it the probe operation
    fails.
 
-   Note that PCI blacklist mode is the default PCI operating mode.
+   Note that PCI blocklist mode is the default PCI operating mode.
 
-#. Alternatively, it can be used alongside any other device in whitelist mode.
+#. Alternatively, it can be used alongside any other device in allow mode.
 
    .. code-block:: console
 
@@ -155,9 +155,9 @@  This section shows some example of using **testpmd** with a fail-safe PMD.
 
 #. Start testpmd, automatically probing the device 84:00.0 and using it with
    the fail-safe.
- 
+
    .. code-block:: console
- 
+
       $RTE_TARGET/build/app/testpmd -c 0xff -n 4 \
          --vdev 'net_failsafe0,dev(0000:84:00.0),dev(net_ring0)' -- -i
 
diff --git a/doc/guides/nics/features.rst b/doc/guides/nics/features.rst
index edd21c4d8e9d..6aecead6e019 100644
--- a/doc/guides/nics/features.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/nics/features.rst
@@ -247,7 +247,7 @@  Supports enabling/disabling receiving multicast frames.
 Unicast MAC filter
 ------------------
 
-Supports adding MAC addresses to enable whitelist filtering to accept packets.
+Supports adding MAC addresses to enable allowlist filtering to accept packets.
 
 * **[implements] eth_dev_ops**: ``mac_addr_set``, ``mac_addr_add``, ``mac_addr_remove``.
 * **[implements] rte_eth_dev_data**: ``mac_addrs``.
diff --git a/doc/guides/nics/ice.rst b/doc/guides/nics/ice.rst
index 9a9f4a6bb093..865718fb83cd 100644
--- a/doc/guides/nics/ice.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/nics/ice.rst
@@ -61,7 +61,7 @@  Runtime Config Options
   In pipeline mode, a flow can be set at one specific stage by setting parameter
   ``priority``. Currently, we support two stages: priority = 0 or !0. Flows with
   priority 0 located at the first pipeline stage which typically be used as a firewall
-  to drop the packet on a blacklist(we called it permission stage). At this stage,
+  to drop the packet on a blocklist(we called it permission stage). At this stage,
   flow rules are created for the device's exact match engine: switch. Flows with priority
   !0 located at the second stage, typically packets are classified here and be steered to
   specific queue or queue group (we called it distribution stage), At this stage, flow
diff --git a/doc/guides/nics/mlx4.rst b/doc/guides/nics/mlx4.rst
index 1f1e2f6c7767..dfdccb4aab7c 100644
--- a/doc/guides/nics/mlx4.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/nics/mlx4.rst
@@ -29,8 +29,8 @@  Most Mellanox ConnectX-3 devices provide two ports but expose a single PCI
 bus address, thus unlike most drivers, librte_pmd_mlx4 registers itself as a
 PCI driver that allocates one Ethernet device per detected port.
 
-For this reason, one cannot white/blacklist a single port without also
-white/blacklisting the others on the same device.
+For this reason, one cannot white/blocklist a single port without also
+white/blocklisting the others on the same device.
 
 Besides its dependency on libibverbs (that implies libmlx4 and associated
 kernel support), librte_pmd_mlx4 relies heavily on system calls for control
@@ -422,7 +422,7 @@  devices managed by librte_pmd_mlx4.
       eth4
       eth5
 
-#. Optionally, retrieve their PCI bus addresses for whitelisting::
+#. Optionally, retrieve their PCI bus addresses for allowlisting::
 
       {
           for intf in eth2 eth3 eth4 eth5;
diff --git a/doc/guides/nics/mlx5.rst b/doc/guides/nics/mlx5.rst
index 211c0c5a6c55..d24f70428e4c 100644
--- a/doc/guides/nics/mlx5.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/nics/mlx5.rst
@@ -1526,7 +1526,7 @@  ConnectX-4/ConnectX-5/ConnectX-6/BlueField devices managed by librte_pmd_mlx5.
       eth32
       eth33
 
-#. Optionally, retrieve their PCI bus addresses for whitelisting::
+#. Optionally, retrieve their PCI bus addresses for allowlisting::
 
       {
           for intf in eth2 eth3 eth4 eth5;
diff --git a/doc/guides/nics/sfc_efx.rst b/doc/guides/nics/sfc_efx.rst
index be1c2fe1d67e..55ecd186c44e 100644
--- a/doc/guides/nics/sfc_efx.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/nics/sfc_efx.rst
@@ -290,7 +290,7 @@  Per-Device Parameters
 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 
 The following per-device parameters can be passed via EAL PCI device
-whitelist option like "-w 02:00.0,arg1=value1,...".
+allow list option like "-a 02:00.0,arg1=value1,...".
 
 Case-insensitive 1/y/yes/on or 0/n/no/off may be used to specify
 boolean parameters value.
diff --git a/doc/guides/nics/tap.rst b/doc/guides/nics/tap.rst
index 7e44f846206c..b5a0f51988aa 100644
--- a/doc/guides/nics/tap.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/nics/tap.rst
@@ -183,15 +183,15 @@  following::
 
     sudo ./app/app/x86_64-native-linux-gcc/app/pktgen -l 1-5 -n 4        \
      --proc-type auto --log-level debug --socket-mem 512,512 --file-prefix pg   \
-     --vdev=net_tap0 --vdev=net_tap1 -b 05:00.0 -b 05:00.1                  \
-     -b 04:00.0 -b 04:00.1 -b 04:00.2 -b 04:00.3                            \
-     -b 81:00.0 -b 81:00.1 -b 81:00.2 -b 81:00.3                            \
-     -b 82:00.0 -b 83:00.0 -- -T -P -m [2:3].0 -m [4:5].1                   \
+     --vdev=net_tap0 --vdev=net_tap1 -x 05:00.0 -x 05:00.1                  \
+     -x 04:00.0 -x 04:00.1 -x 04:00.2 -x 04:00.3                            \
+     -x 81:00.0 -x 81:00.1 -x 81:00.2 -x 81:00.3                            \
+     -x 82:00.0 -x 83:00.0 -- -T -P -m [2:3].0 -m [4:5].1                   \
      -f themes/black-yellow.theme
 
 .. Note:
 
-   Change the ``-b`` options to blacklist all of your physical ports. The
+   Change the ``-x`` options to exclude all of your physical ports. The
    following command line is all one line.
 
    Also, ``-f themes/black-yellow.theme`` is optional if the default colors
diff --git a/doc/guides/prog_guide/env_abstraction_layer.rst b/doc/guides/prog_guide/env_abstraction_layer.rst
index f64ae953d106..5965c15baa43 100644
--- a/doc/guides/prog_guide/env_abstraction_layer.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/prog_guide/env_abstraction_layer.rst
@@ -407,12 +407,11 @@  device having emitted a Device Removal Event. In such case, calling
 callback. Care must be taken not to close the device from the interrupt handler
 context. It is necessary to reschedule such closing operation.
 
-Blacklisting
+Blocklisting
 ~~~~~~~~~~~~
 
-The EAL PCI device blacklist functionality can be used to mark certain NIC ports as blacklisted,
-so they are ignored by the DPDK.
-The ports to be blacklisted are identified using the PCIe* description (Domain:Bus:Device.Function).
+The EAL PCI device blocklist functionality can be used to mark certain NIC ports as unavailale, so they are ignored by the DPDK.
+The ports to be blocklisted are identified using the PCIe* description (Domain:Bus:Device.Function).
 
 Misc Functions
 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
diff --git a/doc/guides/prog_guide/multi_proc_support.rst b/doc/guides/prog_guide/multi_proc_support.rst
index a84083b96c8a..2d083b8a4f68 100644
--- a/doc/guides/prog_guide/multi_proc_support.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/prog_guide/multi_proc_support.rst
@@ -30,7 +30,7 @@  after a primary process has already configured the hugepage shared memory for th
     Secondary processes should run alongside primary process with same DPDK version.
 
     Secondary processes which requires access to physical devices in Primary process, must
-    be passed with the same whitelist and blacklist options.
+    be passed with the same allow and block options.
 
 To support these two process types, and other multi-process setups described later,
 two additional command-line parameters are available to the EAL:
@@ -131,7 +131,7 @@  can use).
 .. note::
 
     Independent DPDK instances running side-by-side on a single machine cannot share any network ports.
-    Any network ports being used by one process should be blacklisted in every other process.
+    Any network ports being used by one process should be blocklisted in every other process.
 
 Running Multiple Independent Groups of DPDK Applications
 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
diff --git a/doc/guides/rel_notes/known_issues.rst b/doc/guides/rel_notes/known_issues.rst
index 5fb7f834f841..4b234c574c55 100644
--- a/doc/guides/rel_notes/known_issues.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/rel_notes/known_issues.rst
@@ -523,8 +523,8 @@  Devices bound to igb_uio with VT-d enabled do not work on Linux kernel 3.15-3.17
       DMAR:[fault reason 02] Present bit in context entry is clear
 
 **Resolution/Workaround**:
-   Use earlier or later kernel versions, or avoid driver binding on boot by blacklisting the driver modules.
-   I.e., in the case of ``ixgbe``, we can pass the kernel command line option: ``modprobe.blacklist=ixgbe``.
+   Use earlier or later kernel versions, or avoid driver binding on boot by blocklisting the driver modules.
+   I.e., in the case of ``ixgbe``, we can pass the kernel command line option: ``modprobe.blocklist=ixgbe``.
    This way we do not need to unbind the device to bind it to igb_uio.
 
 **Affected Environment/Platform**:
diff --git a/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_20_08.rst b/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_20_08.rst
index a19ec6db2be7..1916df2fe1a5 100644
--- a/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_20_08.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_20_08.rst
@@ -308,6 +308,12 @@  API Changes
 * vhost: The API of ``rte_vhost_host_notifier_ctrl`` was changed to be per
   queue and not per device, a qid parameter was added to the arguments list.
 
+* eal: The definitions related to including and excluding devices
+  has been changed from blacklist/whitelist to include/exclude.
+  There are compatibility macros and command line mapping to accept
+  the old values but applications and scripts are strongly encouraged
+  to migrate to the new names.
+
 
 ABI Changes
 -----------
diff --git a/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_2_1.rst b/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_2_1.rst
index beadc51ba438..6339172c64fa 100644
--- a/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_2_1.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_2_1.rst
@@ -472,7 +472,7 @@  Resolved Issues
 
 * **devargs: Fix crash on failure.**
 
-  This problem occurred when passing an invalid PCI id to the blacklist API in
+  This problem occurred when passing an invalid PCI id to the blocklist API in
   devargs.
 
 
diff --git a/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/bbdev_app.rst b/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/bbdev_app.rst
index 405e706a46e4..5f7591df43dc 100644
--- a/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/bbdev_app.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/bbdev_app.rst
@@ -79,19 +79,19 @@  This means that HW baseband device/s must be bound to a DPDK driver or
 a SW baseband device/s (virtual BBdev) must be created (using --vdev).
 
 To run the application in linux environment with the turbo_sw baseband device
-using the whitelisted port running on 1 encoding lcore and 1 decoding lcore
+using the allow option for pci device running on 1 encoding lcore and 1 decoding lcore
 issue the command:
 
 .. code-block:: console
 
-    $ ./build/bbdev --vdev='baseband_turbo_sw' -w <NIC0PCIADDR> -c 0x38 --socket-mem=2,2 \
+    $ ./build/bbdev --vdev='baseband_turbo_sw' -a <NIC0PCIADDR> -c 0x38 --socket-mem=2,2 \
     --file-prefix=bbdev -- -e 0x10 -d 0x20
 
 where, NIC0PCIADDR is the PCI address of the Rx port
 
 This command creates one virtual bbdev devices ``baseband_turbo_sw`` where the
-device gets linked to a corresponding ethernet port as whitelisted by
-the parameter -w.
+device gets linked to a corresponding ethernet port as allowed by
+the parameter -a.
 3 cores are allocated to the application, and assigned as:
 
  - core 3 is the master and used to print the stats live on screen,
@@ -111,20 +111,20 @@  Using Packet Generator with baseband device sample application
 To allow the bbdev sample app to do the loopback, an influx of traffic is required.
 This can be done by using DPDK Pktgen to burst traffic on two ethernet ports, and
 it will print the transmitted along with the looped-back traffic on Rx ports.
-Executing the command below will generate traffic on the two whitelisted ethernet
+Executing the command below will generate traffic on the two allowed ethernet
 ports.
 
 .. code-block:: console
 
     $ ./pktgen-3.4.0/app/x86_64-native-linux-gcc/pktgen -c 0x3 \
-    --socket-mem=1,1 --file-prefix=pg -w <NIC1PCIADDR> -- -m 1.0 -P
+    --socket-mem=1,1 --file-prefix=pg -a <NIC1PCIADDR> -- -m 1.0 -P
 
 where:
 
 * ``-c COREMASK``: A hexadecimal bitmask of cores to run on
 * ``--socket-mem``: Memory to allocate on specific sockets (use comma separated values)
 * ``--file-prefix``: Prefix for hugepage filenames
-* ``-w <NIC1PCIADDR>``: Add a PCI device in white list. The argument format is <[domain:]bus:devid.func>.
+* ``-a <NIC1PCIADDR>``: Add a PCI device in white list. The argument format is <[domain:]bus:devid.func>.
 * ``-m <string>``: Matrix for mapping ports to logical cores.
 * ``-P``: PROMISCUOUS mode
 
diff --git a/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/ipsec_secgw.rst b/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/ipsec_secgw.rst
index 434f484138d0..db2685660ff7 100644
--- a/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/ipsec_secgw.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/ipsec_secgw.rst
@@ -329,15 +329,15 @@  This means that if the application is using a single core and both hardware
 and software crypto devices are detected, hardware devices will be used.
 
 A way to achieve the case where you want to force the use of virtual crypto
-devices is to whitelist the Ethernet devices needed and therefore implicitly
-blacklisting all hardware crypto devices.
+devices is to allowed the Ethernet devices needed and therefore implicitly
+blocklisting all hardware crypto devices.
 
 For example, something like the following command line:
 
 .. code-block:: console
 
     ./build/ipsec-secgw -l 20,21 -n 4 --socket-mem 0,2048 \
-            -w 81:00.0 -w 81:00.1 -w 81:00.2 -w 81:00.3 \
+            -a 81:00.0 -a 81:00.1 -a 81:00.2 -a 81:00.3 \
             --vdev "crypto_aesni_mb" --vdev "crypto_null" \
 	    -- \
             -p 0xf -P -u 0x3 --config="(0,0,20),(1,0,20),(2,0,21),(3,0,21)" \
@@ -935,13 +935,13 @@  The user must setup the following environment variables:
 
 *   ``REMOTE_IFACE``: interface name for the test-port on the DUT.
 
-*   ``ETH_DEV``: ethernet device to be used on the SUT by DPDK ('-w <pci-id>')
+*   ``ETH_DEV``: ethernet device to be used on the SUT by DPDK ('-a <pci-id>')
 
 Also the user can optionally setup:
 
 *   ``SGW_LCORE``: lcore to run ipsec-secgw on (default value is 0)
 
-*   ``CRYPTO_DEV``: crypto device to be used ('-w <pci-id>'). If none specified
+*   ``CRYPTO_DEV``: crypto device to be used ('-a <pci-id>'). If none specified
     appropriate vdevs will be created by the script
 
 Scripts can be used for multiple test scenarios. To check all available
@@ -1029,4 +1029,4 @@  Available options:
 *   ``-h`` Show usage.
 
 If <ipsec_mode> is specified, only tests for that mode will be invoked. For the
-list of available modes please refer to run_test.sh.
\ No newline at end of file
+list of available modes please refer to run_test.sh.
diff --git a/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/l3_forward.rst b/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/l3_forward.rst
index 07c8d44936d6..5173da8b108a 100644
--- a/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/l3_forward.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/l3_forward.rst
@@ -138,17 +138,17 @@  Following is the sample command:
 
 .. code-block:: console
 
-    ./build/l3fwd -l 0-3 -n 4 -w <event device> -- -p 0x3 --eventq-sched=ordered
+    ./build/l3fwd -l 0-3 -n 4 -a <event device> -- -p 0x3 --eventq-sched=ordered
 
 or
 
 .. code-block:: console
 
-    ./build/l3fwd -l 0-3 -n 4 -w <event device> -- -p 0x03 --mode=eventdev --eventq-sched=ordered
+    ./build/l3fwd -l 0-3 -n 4 -a <event device> -- -p 0x03 --mode=eventdev --eventq-sched=ordered
 
 In this command:
 
-*   -w option whitelist the event device supported by platform. Way to pass this device may vary based on platform.
+*   -a option adds the event device supported by platform. Way to pass this device may vary based on platform.
 
 *   The --mode option defines PMD to be used for packet I/O.
 
diff --git a/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/l3_forward_access_ctrl.rst b/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/l3_forward_access_ctrl.rst
index a44fbcd52c3a..473326275e49 100644
--- a/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/l3_forward_access_ctrl.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/l3_forward_access_ctrl.rst
@@ -18,7 +18,7 @@  The application loads two types of rules at initialization:
 
 *   Route information rules, which are used for L3 forwarding
 
-*   Access Control List (ACL) rules that blacklist (or block) packets with a specific characteristic
+*   Access Control List (ACL) rules that blocklist (or block) packets with a specific characteristic
 
 When packets are received from a port,
 the application extracts the necessary information from the TCP/IP header of the received packet and