[v6,5/5] doc: change references to blacklist and whitelist
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Stephen Hemminger Oct. 25, 2020, 4:57 p.m. UTC
There are two areas where documentation needed update.
The first was use of whitelist when describing address
filtering.

The other is the legacy -w whitelist option for PCI
which is used in many examples

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                 | 12 ++++----
 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                      | 18 ++++++------
 doc/guides/nics/cxgbe.rst                     | 12 ++++----
 doc/guides/nics/dpaa.rst                      |  6 ++--
 doc/guides/nics/dpaa2.rst                     |  6 ++--
 doc/guides/nics/enic.rst                      |  6 ++--
 doc/guides/nics/fail_safe.rst                 | 16 +++++------
 doc/guides/nics/features.rst                  |  2 +-
 doc/guides/nics/i40e.rst                      | 16 +++++------
 doc/guides/nics/ice.rst                       | 28 +++++++++++++------
 doc/guides/nics/ixgbe.rst                     |  4 +--
 doc/guides/nics/mlx4.rst                      | 18 ++++++------
 doc/guides/nics/mlx5.rst                      | 14 +++++-----
 doc/guides/nics/nfb.rst                       |  2 +-
 doc/guides/nics/octeontx2.rst                 | 23 +++++++--------
 doc/guides/nics/sfc_efx.rst                   |  2 +-
 doc/guides/nics/tap.rst                       |  2 +-
 doc/guides/nics/thunderx.rst                  |  4 +--
 .../prog_guide/env_abstraction_layer.rst      |  6 ++--
 doc/guides/prog_guide/multi_proc_support.rst  |  4 +--
 doc/guides/prog_guide/poll_mode_drv.rst       |  6 ++--
 .../prog_guide/switch_representation.rst      |  6 ++--
 doc/guides/rel_notes/release_20_11.rst        |  5 ++++
 doc/guides/sample_app_ug/bbdev_app.rst        | 14 +++++-----
 .../sample_app_ug/eventdev_pipeline.rst       |  4 +--
 doc/guides/sample_app_ug/ipsec_secgw.rst      | 12 ++++----
 doc/guides/sample_app_ug/l3_forward.rst       |  7 +++--
 .../sample_app_ug/l3_forward_access_ctrl.rst  |  2 +-
 .../sample_app_ug/l3_forward_power_man.rst    |  3 +-
 doc/guides/sample_app_ug/vdpa.rst             |  2 +-
 doc/guides/tools/cryptoperf.rst               |  6 ++--
 doc/guides/tools/flow-perf.rst                |  2 +-
 doc/guides/tools/testregex.rst                |  2 +-
 41 files changed, 175 insertions(+), 155 deletions(-)

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diff --git a/doc/guides/cryptodevs/dpaa2_sec.rst b/doc/guides/cryptodevs/dpaa2_sec.rst
index 080768a2e766..83565d71752d 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 da14a68d9cff..bac82421bca2 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 f77ce91f76ee..f8d3d77474ff 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 PCI allowlist 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.
@@ -237,7 +237,7 @@  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 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
@@ -275,7 +275,7 @@  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
+  -a 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
@@ -632,19 +632,19 @@  Testing
 QAT SYM crypto PMD can be tested by running the test application::
 
     cd ./<build_dir>/app/test
-    ./dpdk-test -l1 -n1 -w <your qat bdf>
+    ./dpdk-test -l1 -n1 -a <your qat bdf>
     RTE>>cryptodev_qat_autotest
 
 QAT ASYM crypto PMD can be tested by running the test application::
 
     cd ./<build_dir>/app/test
-    ./dpdk-test -l1 -n1 -w <your qat bdf>
+    ./dpdk-test -l1 -n1 -a <your qat bdf>
     RTE>>cryptodev_qat_asym_autotest
 
 QAT compression PMD can be tested by running the test application::
 
     cd ./<build_dir>/app/test
-    ./dpdk-test -l1 -n1 -w <your qat bdf>
+    ./dpdk-test -l1 -n1 -a <your qat bdf>
     RTE>>compressdev_autotest
 
 
diff --git a/doc/guides/eventdevs/octeontx2.rst b/doc/guides/eventdevs/octeontx2.rst
index 4f06e069847a..496b7199c8c9 100644
--- a/doc/guides/eventdevs/octeontx2.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/eventdevs/octeontx2.rst
@@ -55,7 +55,7 @@  Runtime Config Options
   upper limit for in-flight events.
   For example::
 
-    -w 0002:0e:00.0,xae_cnt=16384
+    -a 0002:0e:00.0,xae_cnt=16384
 
 - ``Force legacy mode``
 
@@ -63,7 +63,7 @@  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
+    -a 0002:0e:00.0,single_ws=1
 
 - ``Event Group QoS support``
 
@@ -78,7 +78,7 @@  Runtime Config Options
   default.
   For example::
 
-    -w 0002:0e:00.0,qos=[1-50-50-50]
+    -a 0002:0e:00.0,qos=[1-50-50-50]
 
 - ``Selftest``
 
@@ -87,7 +87,7 @@  Runtime Config Options
   The tests are run once the vdev creation is successfully complete.
   For example::
 
-    -w 0002:0e:00.0,selftest=1
+    -a 0002:0e:00.0,selftest=1
 
 - ``TIM disable NPA``
 
@@ -96,7 +96,7 @@  Runtime Config Options
   parameter disables NPA and uses software mempool to manage chunks
   For example::
 
-    -w 0002:0e:00.0,tim_disable_npa=1
+    -a 0002:0e:00.0,tim_disable_npa=1
 
 - ``TIM modify chunk slots``
 
@@ -107,7 +107,7 @@  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
+    -a 0002:0e:00.0,tim_chnk_slots=1023
 
 - ``TIM enable arm/cancel statistics``
 
@@ -115,7 +115,7 @@  Runtime Config Options
   event timer adapter.
   For example::
 
-    -w 0002:0e:00.0,tim_stats_ena=1
+    -a 0002:0e:00.0,tim_stats_ena=1
 
 - ``TIM limit max rings reserved``
 
@@ -125,7 +125,7 @@  Runtime Config Options
   rings.
   For example::
 
-    -w 0002:0e:00.0,tim_rings_lmt=5
+    -a 0002:0e:00.0,tim_rings_lmt=5
 
 - ``TIM ring control internal parameters``
 
@@ -135,7 +135,7 @@  Runtime Config Options
   default values.
   For Example::
 
-    -w 0002:0e:00.0,tim_ring_ctl=[2-1023-1-0]
+    -a 0002:0e:00.0,tim_ring_ctl=[2-1023-1-0]
 
 - ``Lock NPA contexts in NDC``
 
@@ -145,7 +145,7 @@  Runtime Config Options
 
    For example::
 
-      -w 0002:0e:00.0,npa_lock_mask=0xf
+      -a 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 542246df686a..043a1dcee109 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 01afa1b42f94..dbd48ab4fafa 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, --block <[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 ``-a`` option.
 
-*   ``-w, --pci-whitelist <[domain:]bus:devid.func>``
+*   ``-a, --allow <[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 080b44955a11..ef8798569a80 100644
--- a/doc/guides/linux_gsg/linux_drivers.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/linux_gsg/linux_drivers.rst
@@ -93,11 +93,11 @@  parameter ``--vfio-vf-token``.
     3. echo 2 > /sys/bus/pci/devices/0000:86:00.0/sriov_numvfs
 
     4. Start the PF:
-        <build_dir>/app/dpdk-testpmd -l 22-25 -n 4 -w 86:00.0 \
+        <build_dir>/app/dpdk-testpmd -l 22-25 -n 4 -a 86:00.0 \
          --vfio-vf-token=14d63f20-8445-11ea-8900-1f9ce7d5650d --file-prefix=pf -- -i
 
     5. Start the VF:
-        <build_dir>/app/dpdk-testpmd -l 26-29 -n 4 -w 86:02.0 \
+        <build_dir>/app/dpdk-testpmd -l 26-29 -n 4 -a 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 53f09a52dbb5..1272c1e72b7b 100644
--- a/doc/guides/mempool/octeontx2.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/mempool/octeontx2.rst
@@ -42,7 +42,7 @@  Runtime Config Options
   for the application.
   For example::
 
-    -w 0002:02:00.0,max_pools=512
+    -a 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.
@@ -61,7 +61,7 @@  Runtime Config Options
 
    For example::
 
-      -w 0002:02:00.0,npa_lock_mask=0xf
+      -a 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 2540ddd5c2f5..97033958b758 100644
--- a/doc/guides/nics/bnxt.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/nics/bnxt.rst
@@ -258,8 +258,8 @@  The BNXT PMD supports hardware-based packet filtering:
 Unicast MAC Filter
 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 
-The application adds (or removes) MAC addresses to enable (or disable)
-whitelist filtering to accept packets.
+The application can add (or remove) MAC addresses to enable (or disable)
+filtering on MAC address used to accept packets.
 
 .. code-block:: console
 
@@ -269,8 +269,8 @@  whitelist filtering to accept packets.
 Multicast MAC Filter
 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 
-Application adds (or removes) Multicast addresses to enable (or disable)
-whitelist filtering to accept packets.
+The application can add (or remove) Multicast addresses that enable (or disable)
+filtering on multicast MAC address used 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.
@@ -683,7 +683,7 @@  The feature uses a newly implemented control-plane firmware interface which
 optimizes flow insertions and deletions.
 
 This is a tech preview feature, and is disabled by default. It can be enabled
-using bnxt devargs. For ex: "-w 0000:0d:00.0,host-based-truflow=1”.
+using bnxt devargs. For ex: "-a 0000:0d:00.0,host-based-truflow=1”.
 
 Notes
 -----
@@ -725,7 +725,7 @@  when the PMD is initialized on a PF or trusted-VF. The user can specify the list
 of VF IDs of the VFs for which the representors are needed by using the
 ``devargs`` option ``representor``.::
 
-  -w DBDF,representor=[0,1,4]
+  -a DBDF,representor=[0,1,4]
 
 Note that currently hot-plugging of representor ports is not supported so all
 the required representors must be specified on the creation of the PF or the
@@ -750,12 +750,12 @@  same host domain, additional dev args have been added to the PMD.
 
 The sample command line with the new ``devargs`` looks like this::
 
-  -w 0000:06:02.0,host-based-truflow=1,representor=[1],rep-based-pf=8,\
+  -a 0000:06:02.0,host-based-truflow=1,representor=[1],rep-based-pf=8,\
 	rep-is-pf=1,rep-q-r2f=1,rep-fc-r2f=0,rep-q-f2r=1,rep-fc-f2r=1
 
 .. code-block:: console
 
-	testpmd -l1-4 -n2 -w 0008:01:00.0,host-based-truflow=1,\
+	testpmd -l1-4 -n2 -a 0008:01:00.0,host-based-truflow=1,\
 	representor=[0], rep-based-pf=8,rep-is-pf=0,rep-q-r2f=1,rep-fc-r2f=1,\
 	rep-q-f2r=0,rep-fc-f2r=1 --log-level="pmd.*",8 -- -i --rxq=3 --txq=3
 
diff --git a/doc/guides/nics/cxgbe.rst b/doc/guides/nics/cxgbe.rst
index 442ab1511c64..8c2985cad04a 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:
 
@@ -96,7 +96,7 @@  be passed as part of EAL arguments. For example,
 
 .. code-block:: console
 
-   dpdk-testpmd -w 02:00.4,keep_ovlan=1 -- -i
+   dpdk-testpmd -a 02:00.4,keep_ovlan=1 -- -i
 
 Common Runtime Options
 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
@@ -301,7 +301,7 @@  CXGBE PF Only Runtime Options
 
   .. code-block:: console
 
-     dpdk-testpmd -w 02:00.4,filtermode=0x88 -- -i
+     dpdk-testpmd -a 02:00.4,filtermode=0x88 -- -i
 
 - ``filtermask`` (default **0**)
 
@@ -328,7 +328,7 @@  CXGBE PF Only Runtime Options
 
   .. code-block:: console
 
-     dpdk-testpmd -w 02:00.4,filtermode=0x88,filtermask=0x80 -- -i
+     dpdk-testpmd -a 02:00.4,filtermode=0x88,filtermask=0x80 -- -i
 
 .. _driver-compilation:
 
@@ -760,7 +760,7 @@  devices managed by librte_pmd_cxgbe in FreeBSD operating system.
 
    .. code-block:: console
 
-      ./<build_dir>/app/dpdk-testpmd -l 0-3 -n 4 -w 0000:02:00.4 -- -i
+      ./<build_dir>/app/dpdk-testpmd -l 0-3 -n 4 -a 0000:02:00.4 -- -i
 
    Example output:
 
diff --git a/doc/guides/nics/dpaa.rst b/doc/guides/nics/dpaa.rst
index 1deb7faaa50c..9ae5109234eb 100644
--- a/doc/guides/nics/dpaa.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/nics/dpaa.rst
@@ -163,10 +163,10 @@  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 01e37d462102..b79780abc1a5 100644
--- a/doc/guides/nics/dpaa2.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/nics/dpaa2.rst
@@ -503,10 +503,10 @@  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 c62448768376..163ae3f47b11 100644
--- a/doc/guides/nics/enic.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/nics/enic.rst
@@ -305,7 +305,7 @@  enables overlay offload, it prints the following message on the console.
 By default, PMD enables overlay offload if hardware supports it. To disable
 it, set ``devargs`` parameter ``disable-overlay=1``. For example::
 
-    -w 12:00.0,disable-overlay=1
+    -a 12:00.0,disable-overlay=1
 
 By default, the NIC uses 4789 as the VXLAN port. The user may change
 it through ``rte_eth_dev_udp_tunnel_port_{add,delete}``. However, as
@@ -371,7 +371,7 @@  vectorized handler, take the following steps.
   PMD consider the vectorized handler when selecting the receive handler.
   For example::
 
-    -w 12:00.0,enable-avx2-rx=1
+    -a 12:00.0,enable-avx2-rx=1
 
   As the current implementation is intended for field trials, by default, the
   vectorized handler is not considered (``enable-avx2-rx=0``).
@@ -420,7 +420,7 @@  DPDK as untagged packets. In this case mbuf->vlan_tci and the PKT_RX_VLAN and
 PKT_RX_VLAN_STRIPPED mbuf flags would not be set. This mode is enabled with the
 ``devargs`` parameter ``ig-vlan-rewrite=untag``. For example::
 
-    -w 12:00.0,ig-vlan-rewrite=untag
+    -a 12:00.0,ig-vlan-rewrite=untag
 
 - **SR-IOV**
 
diff --git a/doc/guides/nics/fail_safe.rst b/doc/guides/nics/fail_safe.rst
index e1b5c80d6c91..9a9cf5bfbc3d 100644
--- a/doc/guides/nics/fail_safe.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/nics/fail_safe.rst
@@ -48,7 +48,7 @@  Fail-safe command line parameters
 
   This parameter allows the user to define a sub-device. The ``<iface>`` part of
   this parameter must be a valid device definition. It follows the same format
-  provided to any ``-w`` or ``--vdev`` options.
+  provided to any ``-a`` or ``--vdev`` options.
 
   Enclosing the device definition within parentheses here allows using
   additional sub-device parameters if need be. They will be passed on to the
@@ -56,11 +56,11 @@  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 ``-a``
    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 command line,
    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.
@@ -111,8 +111,8 @@  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 blocked from normal EAL
+   operations to avoid probing it twice, as the PCI bus is in blocklist mode.
 
    .. code-block:: console
 
@@ -120,13 +120,13 @@  This section shows some example of using **testpmd** with a fail-safe PMD.
          --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
 
-   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 blocked, 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
 
diff --git a/doc/guides/nics/features.rst b/doc/guides/nics/features.rst
index 234bf066b9f6..6458bfc42e1f 100644
--- a/doc/guides/nics/features.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/nics/features.rst
@@ -261,7 +261,7 @@  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 incoming filtering of 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/i40e.rst b/doc/guides/nics/i40e.rst
index 5cf85d94cc34..488a9ec22450 100644
--- a/doc/guides/nics/i40e.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/nics/i40e.rst
@@ -172,7 +172,7 @@  Runtime Config Options
 
   The number of reserved queue per VF is determined by its host PF. If the
   PCI address of an i40e PF is aaaa:bb.cc, the number of reserved queues per
-  VF can be configured with EAL parameter like -w aaaa:bb.cc,queue-num-per-vf=n.
+  VF can be configured with EAL parameter like -a aaaa:bb.cc,queue-num-per-vf=n.
   The value n can be 1, 2, 4, 8 or 16. If no such parameter is configured, the
   number of reserved queues per VF is 4 by default. If VF request more than
   reserved queues per VF, PF will able to allocate max to 16 queues after a VF
@@ -185,7 +185,7 @@  Runtime Config Options
   Adapter with both Linux kernel and DPDK PMD. To fix this issue, ``devargs``
   parameter ``support-multi-driver`` is introduced, for example::
 
-    -w 84:00.0,support-multi-driver=1
+    -a 84:00.0,support-multi-driver=1
 
   With the above configuration, DPDK PMD will not change global registers, and
   will switch PF interrupt from IntN to Int0 to avoid interrupt conflict between
@@ -200,7 +200,7 @@  Runtime Config Options
   port representors for on initialization of the PF PMD by passing the VF IDs of
   the VFs which are required.::
 
-  -w DBDF,representor=[0,1,4]
+  -a DBDF,representor=[0,1,4]
 
   Currently hot-plugging of representor ports is not supported so all required
   representors must be specified on the creation of the PF.
@@ -212,7 +212,7 @@  Runtime Config Options
   since it can get better perf in some real work loading cases. So ``devargs`` param
   ``use-latest-supported-vec`` is introduced, for example::
 
-  -w 84:00.0,use-latest-supported-vec=1
+  -a 84:00.0,use-latest-supported-vec=1
 
 - ``Enable validation for VF message`` (default ``not enabled``)
 
@@ -222,7 +222,7 @@  Runtime Config Options
   Format -- "maximal-message@period-seconds:ignore-seconds"
   For example::
 
-  -w 84:00.0,vf_msg_cfg=80@120:180
+  -a 84:00.0,vf_msg_cfg=80@120:180
 
 Vector RX Pre-conditions
 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
@@ -458,7 +458,7 @@  no physical uplink on the associated NIC port.
 To enable this feature, the user should pass a ``devargs`` parameter to the
 EAL, for example::
 
-    -w 84:00.0,enable_floating_veb=1
+    -a 84:00.0,enable_floating_veb=1
 
 In this configuration the PMD will use the floating VEB feature for all the
 VFs created by this PF device.
@@ -466,7 +466,7 @@  VFs created by this PF device.
 Alternatively, the user can specify which VFs need to connect to this floating
 VEB using the ``floating_veb_list`` argument::
 
-    -w 84:00.0,enable_floating_veb=1,floating_veb_list=1;3-4
+    -a 84:00.0,enable_floating_veb=1,floating_veb_list=1;3-4
 
 In this example ``VF1``, ``VF3`` and ``VF4`` connect to the floating VEB,
 while other VFs connect to the normal VEB.
@@ -802,7 +802,7 @@  See :numref:`figure_intel_perf_test_setup` for the performance test setup.
 
 7. The command line of running l3fwd would be something like the following::
 
-      ./dpdk-l3fwd -l 18-21 -n 4 -w 82:00.0 -w 85:00.0 \
+      ./dpdk-l3fwd -l 18-21 -n 4 -a 82:00.0 -a 85:00.0 \
               -- -p 0x3 --config '(0,0,18),(0,1,19),(1,0,20),(1,1,21)'
 
    This means that the application uses core 18 for port 0, queue pair 0 forwarding, core 19 for port 0, queue pair 1 forwarding,
diff --git a/doc/guides/nics/ice.rst b/doc/guides/nics/ice.rst
index a2aea1233376..6e4d53968f75 100644
--- a/doc/guides/nics/ice.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/nics/ice.rst
@@ -30,7 +30,7 @@  Runtime Config Options
   But if user intend to use the device without OS package, user can take ``devargs``
   parameter ``safe-mode-support``, for example::
 
-    -w 80:00.0,safe-mode-support=1
+    -a 80:00.0,safe-mode-support=1
 
   Then the driver will be initialized successfully and the device will enter Safe Mode.
   NOTE: In Safe mode, only very limited features are available, features like RSS,
@@ -41,7 +41,7 @@  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
@@ -53,7 +53,19 @@  Runtime Config Options
   use pipeline mode by setting ``devargs`` parameter ``pipeline-mode-support``,
   for example::
 
-    -w 80:00.0,pipeline-mode-support=1
+    -a 80:00.0,pipeline-mode-support=1
+
+- ``Flow Mark Support`` (default ``0``)
+
+  This is a hint to the driver to select the data path that supports flow mark extraction
+  by default.
+  NOTE: This is an experimental devarg, it will be removed when any of below conditions
+  is ready.
+  1) all data paths support flow mark (currently vPMD does not)
+  2) a new offload like RTE_DEV_RX_OFFLOAD_FLOW_MARK be introduced as a standard way to hint.
+  Example::
+
+    -a 80:00.0,flow-mark-support=1
 
 - ``Protocol extraction for per queue``
 
@@ -62,8 +74,8 @@  Runtime Config Options
 
   The argument format is::
 
-      -w 18:00.0,proto_xtr=<queues:protocol>[<queues:protocol>...]
-      -w 18:00.0,proto_xtr=<protocol>
+      -a 18:00.0,proto_xtr=<queues:protocol>[<queues:protocol>...]
+      -a 18:00.0,proto_xtr=<protocol>
 
   Queues are grouped by ``(`` and ``)`` within the group. The ``-`` character
   is used as a range separator and ``,`` is used as a single number separator.
@@ -74,14 +86,14 @@  Runtime Config Options
 
   .. code-block:: console
 
-    dpdk-testpmd -w 18:00.0,proto_xtr='[(1,2-3,8-9):tcp,10-13:vlan]'
+    dpdk-testpmd -a 18:00.0,proto_xtr='[(1,2-3,8-9):tcp,10-13:vlan]'
 
   This setting means queues 1, 2-3, 8-9 are TCP extraction, queues 10-13 are
   VLAN extraction, other queues run with no protocol extraction.
 
   .. code-block:: console
 
-    dpdk-testpmd -w 18:00.0,proto_xtr=vlan,proto_xtr='[(1,2-3,8-9):tcp,10-23:ipv6]'
+    dpdk-testpmd -a 18:00.0,proto_xtr=vlan,proto_xtr='[(1,2-3,8-9):tcp,10-23:ipv6]'
 
   This setting means queues 1, 2-3, 8-9 are TCP extraction, queues 10-23 are
   IPv6 extraction, other queues use the default VLAN extraction.
@@ -233,7 +245,7 @@  responses for the same from PF.
 
 #. Bind the VF0,  and run testpmd with 'cap=dcf' devarg::
 
-      dpdk-testpmd -l 22-25 -n 4 -w 18:01.0,cap=dcf -- -i
+      dpdk-testpmd -l 22-25 -n 4 -a 18:01.0,cap=dcf -- -i
 
 #. Monitor the VF2 interface network traffic::
 
diff --git a/doc/guides/nics/ixgbe.rst b/doc/guides/nics/ixgbe.rst
index 1f424b38ac3d..c801dbae8146 100644
--- a/doc/guides/nics/ixgbe.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/nics/ixgbe.rst
@@ -89,7 +89,7 @@  be passed as part of EAL arguments. For example,
 
 .. code-block:: console
 
-   testpmd -w af:10.0,pflink_fullchk=1 -- -i
+   testpmd -a af:10.0,pflink_fullchk=1 -- -i
 
 - ``pflink_fullchk`` (default **0**)
 
@@ -277,7 +277,7 @@  option ``representor`` the user can specify which virtual functions to create
 port representors for on initialization of the PF PMD by passing the VF IDs of
 the VFs which are required.::
 
-  -w DBDF,representor=[0,1,4]
+  -a DBDF,representor=[0,1,4]
 
 Currently hot-plugging of representor ports is not supported so all required
 representors must be specified on the creation of the PF.
diff --git a/doc/guides/nics/mlx4.rst b/doc/guides/nics/mlx4.rst
index ed920e91ad51..cea7e8c2c4e3 100644
--- a/doc/guides/nics/mlx4.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/nics/mlx4.rst
@@ -24,8 +24,8 @@  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 use block (or allow) a single port without also
+blocking (o allowing) 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
@@ -381,7 +381,7 @@  devices managed by librte_pmd_mlx4.
       eth4
       eth5
 
-#. Optionally, retrieve their PCI bus addresses for whitelisting::
+#. Optionally, retrieve their PCI bus addresses for use in allow argument::
 
       {
           for intf in eth2 eth3 eth4 eth5;
@@ -389,14 +389,14 @@  devices managed by librte_pmd_mlx4.
               (cd "/sys/class/net/${intf}/device/" && pwd -P);
           done;
       } |
-      sed -n 's,.*/\(.*\),-w \1,p'
+      sed -n 's,.*/\(.*\),-a \1,p'
 
    Example output::
 
-      -w 0000:83:00.0
-      -w 0000:83:00.0
-      -w 0000:84:00.0
-      -w 0000:84:00.0
+      -a 0000:83:00.0
+      -a 0000:83:00.0
+      -a 0000:84:00.0
+      -a 0000:84:00.0
 
    .. note::
 
@@ -409,7 +409,7 @@  devices managed by librte_pmd_mlx4.
 
 #. Start testpmd with basic parameters::
 
-      testpmd -l 8-15 -n 4 -w 0000:83:00.0 -w 0000:84:00.0 -- --rxq=2 --txq=2 -i
+      testpmd -l 8-15 -n 4 -a 0000:83:00.0 -a 0000:84:00.0 -- --rxq=2 --txq=2 -i
 
    Example output::
 
diff --git a/doc/guides/nics/mlx5.rst b/doc/guides/nics/mlx5.rst
index afa65a1379a5..5077e06a98a2 100644
--- a/doc/guides/nics/mlx5.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/nics/mlx5.rst
@@ -1488,7 +1488,7 @@  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 use in allow list::
 
       {
           for intf in eth2 eth3 eth4 eth5;
@@ -1496,14 +1496,14 @@  ConnectX-4/ConnectX-5/ConnectX-6/BlueField devices managed by librte_pmd_mlx5.
               (cd "/sys/class/net/${intf}/device/" && pwd -P);
           done;
       } |
-      sed -n 's,.*/\(.*\),-w \1,p'
+      sed -n 's,.*/\(.*\),-a \1,p'
 
    Example output::
 
-      -w 0000:05:00.1
-      -w 0000:06:00.0
-      -w 0000:06:00.1
-      -w 0000:05:00.0
+      -a 0000:05:00.1
+      -a 0000:06:00.0
+      -a 0000:06:00.1
+      -a 0000:05:00.0
 
 #. Request huge pages::
 
@@ -1511,7 +1511,7 @@  ConnectX-4/ConnectX-5/ConnectX-6/BlueField devices managed by librte_pmd_mlx5.
 
 #. Start testpmd with basic parameters::
 
-      testpmd -l 8-15 -n 4 -w 05:00.0 -w 05:00.1 -w 06:00.0 -w 06:00.1 -- --rxq=2 --txq=2 -i
+      testpmd -l 8-15 -n 4 -a 05:00.0 -a 05:00.1 -a 06:00.0 -a 06:00.1 -- --rxq=2 --txq=2 -i
 
    Example output::
 
diff --git a/doc/guides/nics/nfb.rst b/doc/guides/nics/nfb.rst
index ecea3ecff074..e987f331048c 100644
--- a/doc/guides/nics/nfb.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/nics/nfb.rst
@@ -63,7 +63,7 @@  products) and the device argument `timestamp=1` must be used.
 
 .. code-block:: console
 
-    ./<build_dir>/app/dpdk-testpmd -w b3:00.0,timestamp=1 <other EAL params> -- <testpmd params>
+    ./<build_dir>/app/dpdk-testpmd -a b3:00.0,timestamp=1 <other EAL params> -- <testpmd params>
 
 When the timestamps are enabled with the *devarg*, a timestamp validity flag is set in the MBUFs
 containing received frames and timestamp is inserted into the `rte_mbuf` struct.
diff --git a/doc/guides/nics/octeontx2.rst b/doc/guides/nics/octeontx2.rst
index 7c04b5e60040..3c42e8585835 100644
--- a/doc/guides/nics/octeontx2.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/nics/octeontx2.rst
@@ -63,7 +63,8 @@  for details.
 
    .. code-block:: console
 
-      ./<build_dir>/app/dpdk-testpmd -c 0x300 -w 0002:02:00.0 -- --portmask=0x1 --nb-cores=1 --port-topology=loop --rxq=1 --txq=1
+      ./<build_dir>/app/dpdk-testpmd -c 0x300 -a 0002:02:00.0 \
+      	-- --portmask=0x1 --nb-cores=1 --port-topology=loop --rxq=1 --txq=1
       EAL: Detected 24 lcore(s)
       EAL: Detected 1 NUMA nodes
       EAL: Multi-process socket /var/run/dpdk/rte/mp_socket
@@ -116,7 +117,7 @@  Runtime Config Options
 
    For example::
 
-      -w 0002:02:00.0,reta_size=256
+      -a 0002:02:00.0,reta_size=256
 
    With the above configuration, reta table of size 256 is populated.
 
@@ -127,7 +128,7 @@  Runtime Config Options
 
    For example::
 
-      -w 0002:02:00.0,flow_max_priority=10
+      -a 0002:02:00.0,flow_max_priority=10
 
    With the above configuration, priority level was set to 10 (0-9). Max
    priority level supported is 32.
@@ -139,7 +140,7 @@  Runtime Config Options
 
    For example::
 
-      -w 0002:02:00.0,flow_prealloc_size=4
+      -a 0002:02:00.0,flow_prealloc_size=4
 
    With the above configuration, pre alloc size was set to 4. Max pre alloc
    size supported is 32.
@@ -151,7 +152,7 @@  Runtime Config Options
 
    For example::
 
-      -w 0002:02:00.0,max_sqb_count=64
+      -a 0002:02:00.0,max_sqb_count=64
 
    With the above configuration, each send queue's decscriptor buffer count is
    limited to a maximum of 64 buffers.
@@ -163,7 +164,7 @@  Runtime Config Options
 
    For example::
 
-      -w 0002:02:00.0,switch_header="higig2"
+      -a 0002:02:00.0,switch_header="higig2"
 
    With the above configuration, higig2 will be enabled on that port and the
    traffic on this port should be higig2 traffic only. Supported switch header
@@ -185,7 +186,7 @@  Runtime Config Options
 
    For example to select the legacy mode(RSS tag adder as XOR)::
 
-      -w 0002:02:00.0,tag_as_xor=1
+      -a 0002:02:00.0,tag_as_xor=1
 
 - ``Max SPI for inbound inline IPsec`` (default ``1``)
 
@@ -194,7 +195,7 @@  Runtime Config Options
 
    For example::
 
-      -w 0002:02:00.0,ipsec_in_max_spi=128
+      -a 0002:02:00.0,ipsec_in_max_spi=128
 
    With the above configuration, application can enable inline IPsec processing
    on 128 SAs (SPI 0-127).
@@ -205,7 +206,7 @@  Runtime Config Options
 
    For example::
 
-      -w 0002:02:00.0,lock_rx_ctx=1
+      -a 0002:02:00.0,lock_rx_ctx=1
 
 - ``Lock Tx contexts in NDC cache``
 
@@ -213,7 +214,7 @@  Runtime Config Options
 
    For example::
 
-      -w 0002:02:00.0,lock_tx_ctx=1
+      -a 0002:02:00.0,lock_tx_ctx=1
 
 .. note::
 
@@ -229,7 +230,7 @@  Runtime Config Options
 
    For example::
 
-      -w 0002:02:00.0,npa_lock_mask=0xf
+      -a 0002:02:00.0,npa_lock_mask=0xf
 
 .. _otx2_tmapi:
 
diff --git a/doc/guides/nics/sfc_efx.rst b/doc/guides/nics/sfc_efx.rst
index 959b52c1c333..64322442a003 100644
--- a/doc/guides/nics/sfc_efx.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/nics/sfc_efx.rst
@@ -295,7 +295,7 @@  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 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..3ce696b605d1 100644
--- a/doc/guides/nics/tap.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/nics/tap.rst
@@ -191,7 +191,7 @@  following::
 
 .. Note:
 
-   Change the ``-b`` options to blacklist all of your physical ports. The
+   Change the ``-b`` 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/nics/thunderx.rst b/doc/guides/nics/thunderx.rst
index a928a790e389..9da4281c8bd3 100644
--- a/doc/guides/nics/thunderx.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/nics/thunderx.rst
@@ -157,7 +157,7 @@  This section provides instructions to configure SR-IOV with Linux OS.
 
    .. code-block:: console
 
-      ./<build_dir>/app/dpdk-testpmd -l 0-3 -n 4 -w 0002:01:00.2 \
+      ./<build_dir>/app/dpdk-testpmd -l 0-3 -n 4 -a 0002:01:00.2 \
         -- -i --no-flush-rx \
         --port-topology=loop
 
@@ -377,7 +377,7 @@  This scheme is useful when application would like to insert vlan header without
 Example:
    .. code-block:: console
 
-      -w 0002:01:00.2,skip_data_bytes=8
+      -a 0002:01:00.2,skip_data_bytes=8
 
 Limitations
 -----------
diff --git a/doc/guides/prog_guide/env_abstraction_layer.rst b/doc/guides/prog_guide/env_abstraction_layer.rst
index a470fd7f29bb..9af4d6192fd4 100644
--- a/doc/guides/prog_guide/env_abstraction_layer.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/prog_guide/env_abstraction_layer.rst
@@ -407,12 +407,12 @@  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,
+The EAL PCI device blocklist functionality can be used to mark certain NIC ports as unavailable,
 so they are ignored by the DPDK.
-The ports to be blacklisted are identified using the PCIe* description (Domain:Bus:Device.Function).
+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/prog_guide/poll_mode_drv.rst b/doc/guides/prog_guide/poll_mode_drv.rst
index 86e0a141e6c7..239ec820eaf5 100644
--- a/doc/guides/prog_guide/poll_mode_drv.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/prog_guide/poll_mode_drv.rst
@@ -374,9 +374,9 @@  parameters to those ports.
   this argument allows user to specify which switch ports to enable port
   representors for.::
 
-   -w DBDF,representor=0
-   -w DBDF,representor=[0,4,6,9]
-   -w DBDF,representor=[0-31]
+   -a DBDF,representor=0
+   -a DBDF,representor=[0,4,6,9]
+   -a DBDF,representor=[0-31]
 
 Note: PMDs are not required to support the standard device arguments and users
 should consult the relevant PMD documentation to see support devargs.
diff --git a/doc/guides/prog_guide/switch_representation.rst b/doc/guides/prog_guide/switch_representation.rst
index cc1d0d7569cb..07ba12bea67e 100644
--- a/doc/guides/prog_guide/switch_representation.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/prog_guide/switch_representation.rst
@@ -59,9 +59,9 @@  which can be thought as a software "patch panel" front-end for applications.
 
 ::
 
-   -w pci:dbdf,representor=0
-   -w pci:dbdf,representor=[0-3]
-   -w pci:dbdf,representor=[0,5-11]
+   -a pci:dbdf,representor=0
+   -a pci:dbdf,representor=[0-3]
+   -a pci:dbdf,representor=[0,5-11]
 
 - As virtual devices, they may be more limited than their physical
   counterparts, for instance by exposing only a subset of device
diff --git a/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_20_11.rst b/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_20_11.rst
index d8ac359e51d4..57069ae4db4c 100644
--- a/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_20_11.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_20_11.rst
@@ -543,6 +543,11 @@  API Changes
 * sched: Removed ``tb_rate``, ``tc_rate``, ``tc_period`` and ``tb_size``
   from ``struct rte_sched_subport_params``.
 
+* 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/sample_app_ug/bbdev_app.rst b/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/bbdev_app.rst
index 7c5a45b72afb..b2af9a0755d6 100644
--- a/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/bbdev_app.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/bbdev_app.rst
@@ -61,19 +61,19 @@  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_dir>/examples/dpdk-bbdev --vdev='baseband_turbo_sw' -w <NIC0PCIADDR> \
+    $ ./<build_dir>/examples/dpdk-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 main and used to print the stats live on screen,
@@ -93,20 +93,20 @@  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/eventdev_pipeline.rst b/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/eventdev_pipeline.rst
index b4fc587a09e2..41ee8b7ee3f4 100644
--- a/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/eventdev_pipeline.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/eventdev_pipeline.rst
@@ -46,8 +46,8 @@  these settings is shown below:
 
 .. code-block:: console
 
-    ./<build_dir>/examples/dpdk-eventdev_pipeline --vdev event_sw0 -- -r1 -t1 /
-    -e4 -w FF00 -s4 -n0 -c32 -W1000 -D
+    ./<build_dir>/examples/dpdk-eventdev_pipeline --vdev event_sw0 -- -r1 -t1 \
+    -e4 -a FF00 -s4 -n0 -c32 -W1000 -D
 
 The application has some sanity checking built-in, so if there is a function
 (e.g.; the RX core) which doesn't have a cpu core mask assigned, the application
diff --git a/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/ipsec_secgw.rst b/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/ipsec_secgw.rst
index 1f37dccf8bb7..cb637abdfaf4 100644
--- a/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/ipsec_secgw.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/ipsec_secgw.rst
@@ -323,15 +323,15 @@  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_dir>/examples/dpdk-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)" \
@@ -929,13 +929,13 @@  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
@@ -1023,4 +1023,4 @@  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 7acbd7404e3b..5d53bf633db7 100644
--- a/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/l3_forward.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/l3_forward.rst
@@ -138,17 +138,18 @@  Following is the sample command:
 
 .. code-block:: console
 
-    ./<build_dir>/examples/dpdk-l3fwd -l 0-3 -n 4 -w <event device> -- -p 0x3 --eventq-sched=ordered
+    ./<build_dir>/examples/dpdk-l3fwd -l 0-3 -n 4 -a <event device> -- -p 0x3 --eventq-sched=ordered
 
 or
 
 .. code-block:: console
 
-    ./<build_dir>/examples/dpdk-l3fwd -l 0-3 -n 4 -w <event device> -- -p 0x03 --mode=eventdev --eventq-sched=ordered
+    ./<build_dir>/examples/dpdk-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 4a96800ec648..eee5d8185061 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 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
diff --git a/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/l3_forward_power_man.rst b/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/l3_forward_power_man.rst
index d7e1dc581328..831f2bf58f99 100644
--- a/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/l3_forward_power_man.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/l3_forward_power_man.rst
@@ -378,7 +378,8 @@  See :doc:`Power Management<../prog_guide/power_man>` chapter in the DPDK Program
 
 .. code-block:: console
 
-    ./<build_dir>/examples/dpdk-l3fwd-power -l xxx   -n 4   -w 0000:xx:00.0 -w 0000:xx:00.1 -- -p 0x3 -P --config="(0,0,xx),(1,0,xx)" --empty-poll="0,0,0" -l 14 -m 9 -h 1
+    ./<build_dir>/examples/dpdk-l3fwd-power -l xxx -n 4 -a 0000:xx:00.0 -a 0000:xx:00.1 \
+    	-- -p 0x3 -P --config="(0,0,xx),(1,0,xx)" --empty-poll="0,0,0" -l 14 -m 9 -h 1
 
 Where,
 
diff --git a/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/vdpa.rst b/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/vdpa.rst
index a8bedbab5321..9a7743146b82 100644
--- a/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/vdpa.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/vdpa.rst
@@ -52,7 +52,7 @@  Take IFCVF driver for example:
 .. code-block:: console
 
         ./dpdk-vdpa -c 0x2 -n 4 --socket-mem 1024,1024 \
-                -w 0000:06:00.3,vdpa=1 -w 0000:06:00.4,vdpa=1 \
+                -w 0000:06:00.3,vdpa=1 -a 0000:06:00.4,vdpa=1 \
                 -- --interactive
 
 .. note::
diff --git a/doc/guides/tools/cryptoperf.rst b/doc/guides/tools/cryptoperf.rst
index 29340d94e801..73cabf0098d3 100644
--- a/doc/guides/tools/cryptoperf.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/tools/cryptoperf.rst
@@ -394,7 +394,7 @@  Call application for performance throughput test of single Aesni MB PMD
 for cipher encryption aes-cbc and auth generation sha1-hmac,
 one million operations, burst size 32, packet size 64::
 
-   dpdk-test-crypto-perf -l 6-7 --vdev crypto_aesni_mb -w 0000:00:00.0 --
+   dpdk-test-crypto-perf -l 6-7 --vdev crypto_aesni_mb -a 0000:00:00.0 --
    --ptest throughput --devtype crypto_aesni_mb --optype cipher-then-auth
    --cipher-algo aes-cbc --cipher-op encrypt --cipher-key-sz 16 --auth-algo
    sha1-hmac --auth-op generate --auth-key-sz 64 --digest-sz 12
@@ -404,7 +404,7 @@  Call application for performance latency test of two Aesni MB PMD executed
 on two cores for cipher encryption aes-cbc, ten operations in silent mode::
 
    dpdk-test-crypto-perf -l 4-7 --vdev crypto_aesni_mb1
-   --vdev crypto_aesni_mb2 -w 0000:00:00.0 -- --devtype crypto_aesni_mb
+   --vdev crypto_aesni_mb2 -a 0000:00:00.0 -- --devtype crypto_aesni_mb
    --cipher-algo aes-cbc --cipher-key-sz 16 --cipher-iv-sz 16
    --cipher-op encrypt --optype cipher-only --silent
    --ptest latency --total-ops 10
@@ -414,7 +414,7 @@  for cipher encryption aes-gcm and auth generation aes-gcm,ten operations
 in silent mode, test vector provide in file "test_aes_gcm.data"
 with packet verification::
 
-   dpdk-test-crypto-perf -l 4-7 --vdev crypto_openssl -w 0000:00:00.0 --
+   dpdk-test-crypto-perf -l 4-7 --vdev crypto_openssl -a 0000:00:00.0 --
    --devtype crypto_openssl --aead-algo aes-gcm --aead-key-sz 16
    --aead-iv-sz 16 --aead-op encrypt --aead-aad-sz 16 --digest-sz 16
    --optype aead --silent --ptest verify --total-ops 10
diff --git a/doc/guides/tools/flow-perf.rst b/doc/guides/tools/flow-perf.rst
index 7e5dc0c54b1a..4771e8ecf04d 100644
--- a/doc/guides/tools/flow-perf.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/tools/flow-perf.rst
@@ -59,7 +59,7 @@  with a ``--`` separator:
 
 .. code-block:: console
 
-	sudo ./dpdk-test-flow_perf -n 4 -w 08:00.0 -- --ingress --ether --ipv4 --queue --flows-count=1000000
+	sudo ./dpdk-test-flow_perf -n 4 -a 08:00.0 -- --ingress --ether --ipv4 --queue --flows-count=1000000
 
 The command line options are:
 
diff --git a/doc/guides/tools/testregex.rst b/doc/guides/tools/testregex.rst
index 4317aab533e2..112b2bb773e7 100644
--- a/doc/guides/tools/testregex.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/tools/testregex.rst
@@ -70,4 +70,4 @@  The data file, will be used as a source data for the RegEx to work on.
 
 The tool has a number of command line options. Here is the sample command line::
 
-   ./dpdk-test-regex -w 83:00.0 -- --rules rule_file.rof2 --data data_file.txt --job 100
+   ./dpdk-test-regex -a 83:00.0 -- --rules rule_file.rof2 --data data_file.txt --job 100