[dpdk-dev] doc: add limitations for i40e PMD

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Wu, Jingjing Sept. 6, 2016, 2:17 a.m.
This patch adds "Limitations or Known issues" section for
i40e PMD, including two items:
1. MPLS packet classification on X710/XL710
2. 16 Byte Descriptor cannot be used on DPDK VF

Signed-off-by: Jingjing Wu <jingjing.wu@intel.com>
---
 doc/guides/nics/i40e.rst | 33 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 33 insertions(+)

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Beilei Xing Sept. 13, 2016, 9:48 a.m. | #1
> -----Original Message-----
> From: dev [mailto:dev-bounces@dpdk.org] On Behalf Of Jingjing Wu
> Sent: Tuesday, September 6, 2016 10:17 AM
> To: Mcnamara, John <john.mcnamara@intel.com>
> Cc: dev@dpdk.org; Wu, Jingjing <jingjing.wu@intel.com>; Zhang, Helin
> <helin.zhang@intel.com>
> Subject: [dpdk-dev] [PATCH] doc: add limitations for i40e PMD
> 
> This patch adds "Limitations or Known issues" section for i40e PMD, including
> two items:
> 1. MPLS packet classification on X710/XL710 2. 16 Byte Descriptor cannot be
> used on DPDK VF
> 
> Signed-off-by: Jingjing Wu <jingjing.wu@intel.com>
> ---
>  doc/guides/nics/i40e.rst | 33 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>  1 file changed, 33 insertions(+)
> 
> diff --git a/doc/guides/nics/i40e.rst b/doc/guides/nics/i40e.rst index
> 4d12b10..6df0f7a 100644
> --- a/doc/guides/nics/i40e.rst
> +++ b/doc/guides/nics/i40e.rst
> @@ -411,3 +411,36 @@ configuration passed on the EAL command line.
> 
>  The floating VEB functionality requires a NIC firmware version of 5.0  or
> greater.
> +
> +
> +Limitations or Known issues
> +---------------------------
> +
> +MPLS packet classification on X710/XL710
> +~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> +
> +Before NIC firmware version of 5.0, MPLS packet cannot be recognized by
> NIC.
> +The L2 Payload flow type in flow director can be used to classify MPLS
> +packet by the command in testpmd like:
> +
> +   testpmd> flow_director_filter 0 mode IP add flow l2_payload ether \
> +            0x8847 flexbytes () fwd pf queue <N> fd_id <M>
> +
> +In the NIC firmware whose version is 5.0 or greater, very limited MPLS
> +support is added: Native MPLS skip is implemented, that is, packet type
> +can be recognized like MPLS header is skipped, while no new packet type
> +and no more meta data is extracted from MPLS header. With this change,
> +L2 Payload flow type in flow director cannot be used to classify MPLS packet
> as previous.
> +Meanwhile, Ethertype filter can be used to classify MPLS packet by the
> +command in testpmd like:
> +
> +   testpmd> ethertype_filter 0 add mac_ignr 00:00:00:00:00:00 ethertype \
> +            0x8847 fwd queue <M>
> +
> +16 Byte Descriptor cannot be used on DPDK VF
> +~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> +
> +If Linux i40e kerel driver is used as host driver, while DPDK i40e PMD

one typo:  kerel -> kernel

> +is used as VF driver, DPDK cannot choose 16 byte descriptor receive
> +descriptor. That is to say, user should keep
> +"CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_I40E_16BYTE_RX_DESC=n" in config file.
> --
> 2.4.11

Patch

diff --git a/doc/guides/nics/i40e.rst b/doc/guides/nics/i40e.rst
index 4d12b10..6df0f7a 100644
--- a/doc/guides/nics/i40e.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/nics/i40e.rst
@@ -411,3 +411,36 @@  configuration passed on the EAL command line.
 
 The floating VEB functionality requires a NIC firmware version of 5.0
 or greater.
+
+
+Limitations or Known issues
+---------------------------
+
+MPLS packet classification on X710/XL710
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+
+Before NIC firmware version of 5.0, MPLS packet cannot be recognized by NIC.
+The L2 Payload flow type in flow director can be used to classify MPLS packet
+by the command in testpmd like:
+
+   testpmd> flow_director_filter 0 mode IP add flow l2_payload ether \
+            0x8847 flexbytes () fwd pf queue <N> fd_id <M>
+
+In the NIC firmware whose version is 5.0 or greater, very limited MPLS support
+is added: Native MPLS skip is implemented, that is, packet type can be
+recognized like MPLS header is skipped, while no new packet type and no more
+meta data is extracted from MPLS header. With this change, L2 Payload flow
+type in flow director cannot be used to classify MPLS packet as previous.
+Meanwhile, Ethertype filter can be used to classify MPLS packet by the command
+in testpmd like:
+
+   testpmd> ethertype_filter 0 add mac_ignr 00:00:00:00:00:00 ethertype \
+            0x8847 fwd queue <M>
+
+16 Byte Descriptor cannot be used on DPDK VF
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+
+If Linux i40e kerel driver is used as host driver, while DPDK i40e PMD is used
+as VF driver, DPDK cannot choose 16 byte descriptor receive descriptor. That
+is to say, user should keep "CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_I40E_16BYTE_RX_DESC=n" in config
+file.