[v7,12/12] doc: add E-Switch sample flow limitation description
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Message ID 1600795158-67060-13-git-send-email-jiaweiw@nvidia.com
State Superseded
Delegated to: Ferruh Yigit
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  • support the flow-based traffic sampling
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Jiawei Wang Sept. 22, 2020, 5:19 p.m. UTC
Add description about the E-Switch sample flow limitation.
Due to Metadata register c0 is deleted while doing the loopback,
so that only support forward the sampling packet into
e-switch manager port, no additional action support in sample flow.

Signed-off-by: Jiawei Wang <jiaweiw@nvidia.com>
Acked-by: Viacheslav Ovsiienko <viacheslavo@nvidia.com>
 doc/guides/nics/mlx5.rst | 5 +++++
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+)

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diff --git a/doc/guides/nics/mlx5.rst b/doc/guides/nics/mlx5.rst
index 211c0c5..d712c29 100644
--- a/doc/guides/nics/mlx5.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/nics/mlx5.rst
@@ -311,6 +311,11 @@  Limitations
     for some NICs (such as ConnectX-6 Dx and BlueField 2).
     The capability bit ``scatter_fcs_w_decap_disable`` shows NIC support.
+- E-Switch Sample flow:
+  - The E-Switch Sample flow must have the eswitch_manager VPORT destination (PF or ECPF) and no additional actions.
+  - For ConnectX-5, the ``RTE_FLOW_ACTION_TYPE_SAMPLE`` is typically used as first action in the E-Switch egress flow if with header modify or encapsulation actions.