[dpdk-dev,v4,4/5] examples/flow_classify: flow classify sample application
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Message ID 1504693668-2062-5-git-send-email-bernard.iremonger@intel.com
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Bernard Iremonger Sept. 6, 2017, 10:27 a.m. UTC
The flow_classify sample application exercises the following
librte_flow_classify API's:

rte_flow_classify_create
rte_flow_classify_validate
rte_flow_classify_destroy
rte_flow_classify_query

It sets up the IPv4 ACL field definitions.
It creates table_acl and adds and deletes rules using the
librte_table API.

It uses a file of IPv4 five tuple rules for input.

Signed-off-by: Bernard Iremonger <bernard.iremonger@intel.com>
---
 examples/flow_classify/Makefile            |  57 ++
 examples/flow_classify/flow_classify.c     | 897 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 examples/flow_classify/ipv4_rules_file.txt |  14 +
 3 files changed, 968 insertions(+)
 create mode 100644 examples/flow_classify/Makefile
 create mode 100644 examples/flow_classify/flow_classify.c
 create mode 100644 examples/flow_classify/ipv4_rules_file.txt

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diff --git a/examples/flow_classify/Makefile b/examples/flow_classify/Makefile
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..eecdde1
--- /dev/null
+++ b/examples/flow_classify/Makefile
@@ -0,0 +1,57 @@ 
+#   BSD LICENSE
+#
+#   Copyright(c) 2017 Intel Corporation. All rights reserved.
+#   All rights reserved.
+#
+#   Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
+#   modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions
+#   are met:
+#
+#     * Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright
+#       notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
+#     * Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright
+#       notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in
+#       the documentation and/or other materials provided with the
+#       distribution.
+#     * Neither the name of Intel Corporation nor the names of its
+#       contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived
+#       from this software without specific prior written permission.
+#
+#   THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS
+#   "AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT
+#   LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR
+#   A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COPYRIGHT
+#   OWNER OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL,
+#   SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT
+#   LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE,
+#   DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY
+#   THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT
+#   (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE
+#   OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.
+
+ifeq ($(RTE_SDK),)
+$(error "Please define RTE_SDK environment variable")
+endif
+
+# Default target, can be overridden by command line or environment
+RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+
+include $(RTE_SDK)/mk/rte.vars.mk
+
+# binary name
+APP = flow_classify
+
+
+# all source are stored in SRCS-y
+SRCS-y := flow_classify.c
+
+CFLAGS += -O3
+CFLAGS += $(WERROR_FLAGS)
+
+# workaround for a gcc bug with noreturn attribute
+# http://gcc.gnu.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=12603
+ifeq ($(CONFIG_RTE_TOOLCHAIN_GCC),y)
+CFLAGS_main.o += -Wno-return-type
+endif
+
+include $(RTE_SDK)/mk/rte.extapp.mk
diff --git a/examples/flow_classify/flow_classify.c b/examples/flow_classify/flow_classify.c
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..651fa8f
--- /dev/null
+++ b/examples/flow_classify/flow_classify.c
@@ -0,0 +1,897 @@ 
+/*-
+ *   BSD LICENSE
+ *
+ *   Copyright(c) 2017 Intel Corporation. All rights reserved.
+ *   All rights reserved.
+ *
+ *   Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
+ *   modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions
+ *   are met:
+ *
+ *     * Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright
+ *       notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
+ *     * Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright
+ *       notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in
+ *       the documentation and/or other materials provided with the
+ *       distribution.
+ *     * Neither the name of Intel Corporation nor the names of its
+ *       contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived
+ *       from this software without specific prior written permission.
+ *
+ *   THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS
+ *   "AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT
+ *   LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR
+ *   A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COPYRIGHT
+ *   OWNER OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL,
+ *   SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT
+ *   LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE,
+ *   DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY
+ *   THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT
+ *   (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE
+ *   OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.
+ */
+
+#include <stdint.h>
+#include <inttypes.h>
+#include <getopt.h>
+
+#include <rte_eal.h>
+#include <rte_ethdev.h>
+#include <rte_cycles.h>
+#include <rte_lcore.h>
+#include <rte_mbuf.h>
+#include <rte_flow.h>
+#include <rte_flow_classify.h>
+#include <rte_table_acl.h>
+
+#define RX_RING_SIZE 128
+#define TX_RING_SIZE 512
+
+#define NUM_MBUFS 8191
+#define MBUF_CACHE_SIZE 250
+#define BURST_SIZE 32
+#define MAX_NUM_CLASSIFY 30
+#define FLOW_CLASSIFY_MAX_RULE_NUM 91
+#define FLOW_CLASSIFY_MAX_PRIORITY 8
+#define PROTO_TCP 6
+#define PROTO_UDP 17
+#define PROTO_SCTP 132
+
+#define COMMENT_LEAD_CHAR	('#')
+#define OPTION_RULE_IPV4	"rule_ipv4"
+#define RTE_LOGTYPE_FLOW_CLASSIFY	RTE_LOGTYPE_USER3
+#define flow_classify_log(format, ...) \
+		RTE_LOG(ERR, FLOW_CLASSIFY, format, ##__VA_ARGS__)
+
+#define uint32_t_to_char(ip, a, b, c, d) do {\
+		*a = (unsigned char)(ip >> 24 & 0xff);\
+		*b = (unsigned char)(ip >> 16 & 0xff);\
+		*c = (unsigned char)(ip >> 8 & 0xff);\
+		*d = (unsigned char)(ip & 0xff);\
+	} while (0)
+
+enum {
+	CB_FLD_SRC_ADDR,
+	CB_FLD_DST_ADDR,
+	CB_FLD_SRC_PORT,
+	CB_FLD_SRC_PORT_DLM,
+	CB_FLD_SRC_PORT_MASK,
+	CB_FLD_DST_PORT,
+	CB_FLD_DST_PORT_DLM,
+	CB_FLD_DST_PORT_MASK,
+	CB_FLD_PROTO,
+	CB_FLD_PRIORITY,
+	CB_FLD_NUM,
+};
+
+static struct{
+	const char *rule_ipv4_name;
+} parm_config;
+const char cb_port_delim[] = ":";
+
+static const struct rte_eth_conf port_conf_default = {
+	.rxmode = { .max_rx_pkt_len = ETHER_MAX_LEN }
+};
+
+static void *table_acl;
+uint32_t entry_size;
+static int udp_num_classify;
+static int tcp_num_classify;
+static int sctp_num_classify;
+
+/* ACL field definitions for IPv4 5 tuple rule */
+
+enum {
+	PROTO_FIELD_IPV4,
+	SRC_FIELD_IPV4,
+	DST_FIELD_IPV4,
+	SRCP_FIELD_IPV4,
+	DSTP_FIELD_IPV4,
+	NUM_FIELDS_IPV4
+};
+
+enum {
+	PROTO_INPUT_IPV4,
+	SRC_INPUT_IPV4,
+	DST_INPUT_IPV4,
+	SRCP_DESTP_INPUT_IPV4
+};
+
+static struct rte_acl_field_def ipv4_defs[NUM_FIELDS_IPV4] = {
+	/* first input field - always one byte long. */
+	{
+		.type = RTE_ACL_FIELD_TYPE_BITMASK,
+		.size = sizeof(uint8_t),
+		.field_index = PROTO_FIELD_IPV4,
+		.input_index = PROTO_INPUT_IPV4,
+		.offset = sizeof(struct ether_hdr) +
+			offsetof(struct ipv4_hdr, next_proto_id),
+	},
+	/* next input field (IPv4 source address) - 4 consecutive bytes. */
+	{
+		/* rte_flow uses a bit mask for IPv4 addresses */
+		.type = RTE_ACL_FIELD_TYPE_BITMASK,
+		.size = sizeof(uint32_t),
+		.field_index = SRC_FIELD_IPV4,
+		.input_index = SRC_INPUT_IPV4,
+		.offset = sizeof(struct ether_hdr) +
+			offsetof(struct ipv4_hdr, src_addr),
+	},
+	/* next input field (IPv4 destination address) - 4 consecutive bytes. */
+	{
+		/* rte_flow uses a bit mask for IPv4 addresses */
+		.type = RTE_ACL_FIELD_TYPE_BITMASK,
+		.size = sizeof(uint32_t),
+		.field_index = DST_FIELD_IPV4,
+		.input_index = DST_INPUT_IPV4,
+		.offset = sizeof(struct ether_hdr) +
+			offsetof(struct ipv4_hdr, dst_addr),
+	},
+	/*
+	 * Next 2 fields (src & dst ports) form 4 consecutive bytes.
+	 * They share the same input index.
+	 */
+	{
+		/* rte_flow uses a bit mask for protocol ports */
+		.type = RTE_ACL_FIELD_TYPE_BITMASK,
+		.size = sizeof(uint16_t),
+		.field_index = SRCP_FIELD_IPV4,
+		.input_index = SRCP_DESTP_INPUT_IPV4,
+		.offset = sizeof(struct ether_hdr) +
+			sizeof(struct ipv4_hdr) +
+			offsetof(struct tcp_hdr, src_port),
+	},
+	{
+		/* rte_flow uses a bit mask for protocol ports */
+		.type = RTE_ACL_FIELD_TYPE_BITMASK,
+		.size = sizeof(uint16_t),
+		.field_index = DSTP_FIELD_IPV4,
+		.input_index = SRCP_DESTP_INPUT_IPV4,
+		.offset = sizeof(struct ether_hdr) +
+			sizeof(struct ipv4_hdr) +
+			offsetof(struct tcp_hdr, dst_port),
+	},
+};
+
+/* flow classify data */
+static struct rte_flow_classify *udp_flow_classify[MAX_NUM_CLASSIFY];
+static struct rte_flow_classify *tcp_flow_classify[MAX_NUM_CLASSIFY];
+static struct rte_flow_classify *sctp_flow_classify[MAX_NUM_CLASSIFY];
+
+static struct rte_flow_classify_5tuple_stats udp_ntuple_stats;
+static struct rte_flow_classify_stats udp_classify_stats = {
+		.available_space = BURST_SIZE,
+		.used_space = 0,
+		.stats = (void **)&udp_ntuple_stats
+};
+
+static struct rte_flow_classify_5tuple_stats tcp_ntuple_stats;
+static struct rte_flow_classify_stats tcp_classify_stats = {
+		.available_space = BURST_SIZE,
+		.used_space = 0,
+		.stats = (void **)&tcp_ntuple_stats
+};
+
+static struct rte_flow_classify_5tuple_stats sctp_ntuple_stats;
+static struct rte_flow_classify_stats sctp_classify_stats = {
+		.available_space = BURST_SIZE,
+		.used_space = 0,
+		.stats = (void **)&sctp_ntuple_stats
+};
+
+/* parameters for rte_flow_classify_validate and rte_flow_classify_create */
+
+static struct rte_flow_item  eth_item = { RTE_FLOW_ITEM_TYPE_ETH,
+	0, 0, 0 };
+static struct rte_flow_item  end_item = { RTE_FLOW_ITEM_TYPE_END,
+	0, 0, 0 };
+
+/* sample actions:
+ * "actions count / end"
+ */
+static struct rte_flow_action count_action = { RTE_FLOW_ACTION_TYPE_COUNT, 0};
+static struct rte_flow_action end_action = { RTE_FLOW_ACTION_TYPE_END, 0};
+static struct rte_flow_action actions[2];
+
+/* sample attributes */
+static struct rte_flow_attr attr;
+
+/* flow_classify.c: * Based on DPDK skeleton forwarding example. */
+
+/*
+ * Initializes a given port using global settings and with the RX buffers
+ * coming from the mbuf_pool passed as a parameter.
+ */
+static inline int
+port_init(uint8_t port, struct rte_mempool *mbuf_pool)
+{
+	struct rte_eth_conf port_conf = port_conf_default;
+	struct ether_addr addr;
+	const uint16_t rx_rings = 1, tx_rings = 1;
+	int retval;
+	uint16_t q;
+
+	if (port >= rte_eth_dev_count())
+		return -1;
+
+	/* Configure the Ethernet device. */
+	retval = rte_eth_dev_configure(port, rx_rings, tx_rings, &port_conf);
+	if (retval != 0)
+		return retval;
+
+	/* Allocate and set up 1 RX queue per Ethernet port. */
+	for (q = 0; q < rx_rings; q++) {
+		retval = rte_eth_rx_queue_setup(port, q, RX_RING_SIZE,
+				rte_eth_dev_socket_id(port), NULL, mbuf_pool);
+		if (retval < 0)
+			return retval;
+	}
+
+	/* Allocate and set up 1 TX queue per Ethernet port. */
+	for (q = 0; q < tx_rings; q++) {
+		retval = rte_eth_tx_queue_setup(port, q, TX_RING_SIZE,
+				rte_eth_dev_socket_id(port), NULL);
+		if (retval < 0)
+			return retval;
+	}
+
+	/* Start the Ethernet port. */
+	retval = rte_eth_dev_start(port);
+	if (retval < 0)
+		return retval;
+
+	/* Display the port MAC address. */
+	rte_eth_macaddr_get(port, &addr);
+	printf("Port %u MAC: %02" PRIx8 " %02" PRIx8 " %02" PRIx8
+			   " %02" PRIx8 " %02" PRIx8 " %02" PRIx8 "\n",
+			port,
+			addr.addr_bytes[0], addr.addr_bytes[1],
+			addr.addr_bytes[2], addr.addr_bytes[3],
+			addr.addr_bytes[4], addr.addr_bytes[5]);
+
+	/* Enable RX in promiscuous mode for the Ethernet device. */
+	rte_eth_promiscuous_enable(port);
+
+	return 0;
+}
+
+/*
+ * The lcore main. This is the main thread that does the work, reading from
+ * an input port classifying the packets and writing to an output port.
+ */
+static __attribute__((noreturn)) void
+lcore_main(void)
+{
+	struct rte_flow_error error;
+	const uint8_t nb_ports = rte_eth_dev_count();
+	uint8_t port;
+	int ret;
+	int i;
+
+	/*
+	 * Check that the port is on the same NUMA node as the polling thread
+	 * for best performance.
+	 */
+	for (port = 0; port < nb_ports; port++)
+		if (rte_eth_dev_socket_id(port) > 0 &&
+				rte_eth_dev_socket_id(port) !=
+						(int)rte_socket_id())
+			printf("\n\n");
+			printf("WARNING: port %u is on remote NUMA node\n",
+			       port);
+			printf("to polling thread.\n");
+			printf("Performance will not be optimal.\n");
+
+	printf("\nCore %u forwarding packets. [Ctrl+C to quit]\n",
+			rte_lcore_id());
+
+	/* Run until the application is quit or killed. */
+	for (;;) {
+		/*
+		 * Receive packets on a port, classify them and forward them
+		 * on the paired port.
+		 * The mapping is 0 -> 1, 1 -> 0, 2 -> 3, 3 -> 2, etc.
+		 */
+		for (port = 0; port < nb_ports; port++) {
+
+			/* Get burst of RX packets, from first port of pair. */
+			struct rte_mbuf *bufs[BURST_SIZE];
+			const uint16_t nb_rx = rte_eth_rx_burst(port, 0,
+					bufs, BURST_SIZE);
+
+			if (unlikely(nb_rx == 0))
+				continue;
+
+			for (i = 0; i < MAX_NUM_CLASSIFY; i++) {
+				if (udp_flow_classify[i]) {
+					ret = rte_flow_classify_query(
+						table_acl,
+						udp_flow_classify[i],
+						bufs, nb_rx,
+						&udp_classify_stats, &error);
+					if (ret)
+						printf(
+						"udp flow classify[%d] query failed port=%u\n\n",
+						i, port);
+					else
+						printf(
+						"udp rule [%d] counter1=%lu used_space=%d\n\n",
+						i, udp_ntuple_stats.counter1,
+						udp_classify_stats.used_space);
+				}
+			}
+
+			for (i = 0; i < MAX_NUM_CLASSIFY; i++) {
+				if (tcp_flow_classify[i]) {
+					ret = rte_flow_classify_query(
+						table_acl,
+						tcp_flow_classify[i],
+						bufs, nb_rx,
+						&tcp_classify_stats, &error);
+					if (ret)
+						printf(
+						"tcp flow classify[%d] query failed port=%u\n\n",
+						i, port);
+					else
+						printf(
+						"tcp rule [%d] counter1=%lu used_space=%d\n\n",
+						i, tcp_ntuple_stats.counter1,
+						tcp_classify_stats.used_space);
+				}
+			}
+
+			for (i = 0; i < MAX_NUM_CLASSIFY; i++) {
+				if (sctp_flow_classify[i]) {
+					ret = rte_flow_classify_query(
+						table_acl,
+						sctp_flow_classify[i],
+						bufs, nb_rx,
+						&sctp_classify_stats, &error);
+					if (ret)
+						printf(
+						"sctp flow classify[%d] query failed port=%u\n\n",
+						i, port);
+					else
+						printf(
+						"sctp rule [%d] counter1=%lu used_space=%d\n\n",
+						i, sctp_ntuple_stats.counter1,
+						sctp_classify_stats.used_space);
+				}
+			}
+
+			/* Send burst of TX packets, to second port of pair. */
+			const uint16_t nb_tx = rte_eth_tx_burst(port ^ 1, 0,
+					bufs, nb_rx);
+
+			/* Free any unsent packets. */
+			if (unlikely(nb_tx < nb_rx)) {
+				uint16_t buf;
+
+				for (buf = nb_tx; buf < nb_rx; buf++)
+					rte_pktmbuf_free(bufs[buf]);
+			}
+		}
+	}
+}
+
+/*
+ * Parse IPv4 5 tuple rules file, ipv4_rules_file.txt.
+ * Expected format:
+ * <src_ipv4_addr>'/'<masklen> <space> \
+ * <dst_ipv4_addr>'/'<masklen> <space> \
+ * <src_port> <space> ":" <src_port_mask> <space> \
+ * <dst_port> <space> ":" <dst_port_mask> <space> \
+ * <proto>'/'<proto_mask> <space> \
+ * <priority>
+ */
+
+static int
+get_cb_field(char **in, uint32_t *fd, int base, unsigned long lim,
+		char dlm)
+{
+	unsigned long val;
+	char *end;
+
+	errno = 0;
+	val = strtoul(*in, &end, base);
+	if (errno != 0 || end[0] != dlm || val > lim)
+		return -EINVAL;
+	*fd = (uint32_t)val;
+	*in = end + 1;
+	return 0;
+}
+
+static int
+parse_ipv4_net(char *in, uint32_t *addr, uint32_t *mask_len)
+{
+	uint32_t a, b, c, d, m;
+
+	if (get_cb_field(&in, &a, 0, UINT8_MAX, '.'))
+		return -EINVAL;
+	if (get_cb_field(&in, &b, 0, UINT8_MAX, '.'))
+		return -EINVAL;
+	if (get_cb_field(&in, &c, 0, UINT8_MAX, '.'))
+		return -EINVAL;
+	if (get_cb_field(&in, &d, 0, UINT8_MAX, '/'))
+		return -EINVAL;
+	if (get_cb_field(&in, &m, 0, sizeof(uint32_t) * CHAR_BIT, 0))
+		return -EINVAL;
+
+	addr[0] = IPv4(a, b, c, d);
+	mask_len[0] = m;
+	return 0;
+}
+
+static int
+parse_ipv4_5tuple_rule(char *str, struct rte_eth_ntuple_filter *ntuple_filter)
+{
+	int i, ret;
+	char *s, *sp, *in[CB_FLD_NUM];
+	static const char *dlm = " \t\n";
+	int dim = CB_FLD_NUM;
+	uint32_t temp;
+
+	s = str;
+	for (i = 0; i != dim; i++, s = NULL) {
+		in[i] = strtok_r(s, dlm, &sp);
+		if (in[i] == NULL)
+			return -EINVAL;
+	}
+
+	ret = parse_ipv4_net(in[CB_FLD_SRC_ADDR],
+			&ntuple_filter->src_ip,
+			&ntuple_filter->src_ip_mask);
+	if (ret != 0) {
+		flow_classify_log("failed to read source address/mask: %s\n",
+			in[CB_FLD_SRC_ADDR]);
+		return ret;
+	}
+
+	ret = parse_ipv4_net(in[CB_FLD_DST_ADDR],
+			&ntuple_filter->dst_ip,
+			&ntuple_filter->dst_ip_mask);
+	if (ret != 0) {
+		flow_classify_log("failed to read source address/mask: %s\n",
+			in[CB_FLD_DST_ADDR]);
+		return ret;
+	}
+
+	if (get_cb_field(&in[CB_FLD_SRC_PORT], &temp, 0, UINT16_MAX, 0))
+		return -EINVAL;
+	ntuple_filter->src_port = (uint16_t)temp;
+
+	if (strncmp(in[CB_FLD_SRC_PORT_DLM], cb_port_delim,
+			sizeof(cb_port_delim)) != 0)
+		return -EINVAL;
+
+	if (get_cb_field(&in[CB_FLD_SRC_PORT_MASK], &temp, 0, UINT16_MAX, 0))
+		return -EINVAL;
+	ntuple_filter->src_port_mask = (uint16_t)temp;
+
+	if (get_cb_field(&in[CB_FLD_DST_PORT], &temp, 0, UINT16_MAX, 0))
+		return -EINVAL;
+	ntuple_filter->dst_port = (uint16_t)temp;
+
+	if (strncmp(in[CB_FLD_DST_PORT_DLM], cb_port_delim,
+			sizeof(cb_port_delim)) != 0)
+		return -EINVAL;
+
+	if (get_cb_field(&in[CB_FLD_DST_PORT_MASK], &temp, 0, UINT16_MAX, 0))
+		return -EINVAL;
+	ntuple_filter->dst_port_mask = (uint16_t)temp;
+
+	if (get_cb_field(&in[CB_FLD_PROTO], &temp, 0, UINT8_MAX, '/'))
+		return -EINVAL;
+	ntuple_filter->proto = (uint8_t)temp;
+
+	if (get_cb_field(&in[CB_FLD_PROTO], &temp, 0, UINT8_MAX, 0))
+		return -EINVAL;
+	ntuple_filter->proto_mask = (uint8_t)temp;
+
+	if (get_cb_field(&in[CB_FLD_PRIORITY], &temp, 0, UINT16_MAX, 0))
+		return -EINVAL;
+	ntuple_filter->priority = (uint16_t)temp;
+	if (ntuple_filter->priority > FLOW_CLASSIFY_MAX_PRIORITY)
+		ret = -EINVAL;
+
+	return ret;
+}
+
+/* Bypass comment and empty lines */
+static inline int
+is_bypass_line(char *buff)
+{
+	int i = 0;
+
+	/* comment line */
+	if (buff[0] == COMMENT_LEAD_CHAR)
+		return 1;
+	/* empty line */
+	while (buff[i] != '\0') {
+		if (!isspace(buff[i]))
+			return 0;
+		i++;
+	}
+	return 1;
+}
+
+static uint32_t
+convert_depth_to_bitmask(uint32_t depth_val)
+{
+	uint32_t bitmask = 0;
+	int i, j;
+
+	for (i = depth_val, j = 0; i > 0; i--, j++)
+		bitmask |= (1 << (31 - j));
+	return bitmask;
+}
+
+static int
+add_classify_rule(struct rte_eth_ntuple_filter *ntuple_filter)
+{
+	int ret = 0;
+	struct rte_flow_error error;
+	struct rte_flow_item_ipv4 ipv4_spec;
+	struct rte_flow_item_ipv4 ipv4_mask;
+	struct rte_flow_item ipv4_udp_item;
+	struct rte_flow_item ipv4_tcp_item;
+	struct rte_flow_item ipv4_sctp_item;
+	struct rte_flow_item_udp udp_spec;
+	struct rte_flow_item_udp udp_mask;
+	struct rte_flow_item udp_item;
+	struct rte_flow_item_tcp tcp_spec;
+	struct rte_flow_item_tcp tcp_mask;
+	struct rte_flow_item tcp_item;
+	struct rte_flow_item_sctp sctp_spec;
+	struct rte_flow_item_sctp sctp_mask;
+	struct rte_flow_item sctp_item;
+	struct rte_flow_item pattern_ipv4_5tuple[4];
+	struct rte_flow_classify *flow_classify;
+	uint8_t ipv4_proto;
+
+	/* set up parameters for validate and create */
+	memset(&ipv4_spec, 0, sizeof(ipv4_spec));
+	ipv4_spec.hdr.next_proto_id = ntuple_filter->proto;
+	ipv4_spec.hdr.src_addr = ntuple_filter->src_ip;
+	ipv4_spec.hdr.dst_addr = ntuple_filter->dst_ip;
+	ipv4_proto = ipv4_spec.hdr.next_proto_id;
+
+	memset(&ipv4_mask, 0, sizeof(ipv4_mask));
+	ipv4_mask.hdr.next_proto_id = ntuple_filter->proto_mask;
+	ipv4_mask.hdr.src_addr = ntuple_filter->src_ip_mask;
+	ipv4_mask.hdr.src_addr =
+		convert_depth_to_bitmask(ipv4_mask.hdr.src_addr);
+	ipv4_mask.hdr.dst_addr = ntuple_filter->dst_ip_mask;
+	ipv4_mask.hdr.dst_addr =
+		convert_depth_to_bitmask(ipv4_mask.hdr.dst_addr);
+
+	switch (ipv4_proto) {
+	case PROTO_UDP:
+		if (udp_num_classify >= MAX_NUM_CLASSIFY) {
+			printf(
+				"\nINFO: UDP classify rule capacity %d reached\n",
+				udp_num_classify);
+			ret = -1;
+			break;
+		}
+		ipv4_udp_item.type = RTE_FLOW_ITEM_TYPE_IPV4;
+		ipv4_udp_item.spec = &ipv4_spec;
+		ipv4_udp_item.mask = &ipv4_mask;
+		ipv4_udp_item.last = NULL;
+
+		udp_spec.hdr.src_port = ntuple_filter->src_port;
+		udp_spec.hdr.dst_port = ntuple_filter->dst_port;
+		udp_spec.hdr.dgram_len = 0;
+		udp_spec.hdr.dgram_cksum = 0;
+
+		udp_mask.hdr.src_port = ntuple_filter->src_port_mask;
+		udp_mask.hdr.dst_port = ntuple_filter->dst_port_mask;
+		udp_mask.hdr.dgram_len = 0;
+		udp_mask.hdr.dgram_cksum = 0;
+
+		udp_item.type = RTE_FLOW_ITEM_TYPE_UDP;
+		udp_item.spec = &udp_spec;
+		udp_item.mask = &udp_mask;
+		udp_item.last = NULL;
+
+		attr.priority = ntuple_filter->priority;
+		pattern_ipv4_5tuple[1] = ipv4_udp_item;
+		pattern_ipv4_5tuple[2] = udp_item;
+		break;
+	case PROTO_TCP:
+		if (tcp_num_classify >= MAX_NUM_CLASSIFY) {
+			printf(
+				"\nINFO: TCP classify rule capacity %d reached\n",
+				tcp_num_classify);
+			ret = -1;
+			break;
+		}
+		ipv4_tcp_item.type = RTE_FLOW_ITEM_TYPE_IPV4;
+		ipv4_tcp_item.spec = &ipv4_spec;
+		ipv4_tcp_item.mask = &ipv4_mask;
+		ipv4_tcp_item.last = NULL;
+
+		memset(&tcp_spec, 0, sizeof(tcp_spec));
+		tcp_spec.hdr.src_port = ntuple_filter->src_port;
+		tcp_spec.hdr.dst_port = ntuple_filter->dst_port;
+
+		memset(&tcp_mask, 0, sizeof(tcp_mask));
+		tcp_mask.hdr.src_port = ntuple_filter->src_port_mask;
+		tcp_mask.hdr.dst_port = ntuple_filter->dst_port_mask;
+
+		tcp_item.type = RTE_FLOW_ITEM_TYPE_TCP;
+		tcp_item.spec = &tcp_spec;
+		tcp_item.mask = &tcp_mask;
+		tcp_item.last = NULL;
+
+		attr.priority = ntuple_filter->priority;
+		pattern_ipv4_5tuple[1] = ipv4_tcp_item;
+		pattern_ipv4_5tuple[2] = tcp_item;
+		break;
+	case PROTO_SCTP:
+		if (sctp_num_classify >= MAX_NUM_CLASSIFY) {
+			printf(
+				"\nINFO: SCTP classify rule capacity %d reached\n",
+				sctp_num_classify);
+			ret = -1;
+			break;
+		}
+		ipv4_sctp_item.type = RTE_FLOW_ITEM_TYPE_IPV4;
+		ipv4_sctp_item.spec = &ipv4_spec;
+		ipv4_sctp_item.mask = &ipv4_mask;
+		ipv4_sctp_item.last = NULL;
+
+		sctp_spec.hdr.src_port = ntuple_filter->src_port;
+		sctp_spec.hdr.dst_port = ntuple_filter->dst_port;
+		sctp_spec.hdr.cksum = 0;
+		sctp_spec.hdr.tag = 0;
+
+		sctp_mask.hdr.src_port = ntuple_filter->src_port_mask;
+		sctp_mask.hdr.dst_port = ntuple_filter->dst_port_mask;
+		sctp_mask.hdr.cksum = 0;
+		sctp_mask.hdr.tag = 0;
+
+		sctp_item.type = RTE_FLOW_ITEM_TYPE_SCTP;
+		sctp_item.spec = &sctp_spec;
+		sctp_item.mask = &sctp_mask;
+		sctp_item.last = NULL;
+
+		attr.priority = ntuple_filter->priority;
+		pattern_ipv4_5tuple[1] = ipv4_sctp_item;
+		pattern_ipv4_5tuple[2] = sctp_item;
+		break;
+	default:
+		break;
+	}
+
+	if (ret == -1)
+		return 0;
+
+	attr.ingress = 1;
+	pattern_ipv4_5tuple[0] = eth_item;
+	pattern_ipv4_5tuple[3] = end_item;
+	actions[0] = count_action;
+	actions[1] = end_action;
+
+	ret = rte_flow_classify_validate(table_acl, &attr, pattern_ipv4_5tuple,
+			actions, &error);
+	if (ret)
+		rte_exit(EXIT_FAILURE,
+			"flow classify validate failed ipv4_proto = %u\n",
+			ipv4_proto);
+
+	flow_classify = rte_flow_classify_create(
+			table_acl, entry_size, &attr, pattern_ipv4_5tuple,
+			actions, &error);
+	if (flow_classify == NULL)
+		rte_exit(EXIT_FAILURE,
+			"flow classify create failed ipv4_proto = %u\n",
+			ipv4_proto);
+
+	switch (ipv4_proto) {
+	case PROTO_UDP:
+		udp_flow_classify[udp_num_classify] = flow_classify;
+		udp_num_classify++;
+		break;
+	case PROTO_TCP:
+		tcp_flow_classify[tcp_num_classify] = flow_classify;
+		tcp_num_classify++;
+		break;
+	case PROTO_SCTP:
+		sctp_flow_classify[sctp_num_classify] = flow_classify;
+		sctp_num_classify++;
+		break;
+	default:
+		break;
+	}
+	return 0;
+}
+
+static int
+add_rules(const char *rule_path)
+{
+	FILE *fh;
+	char buff[LINE_MAX];
+	unsigned int i = 0;
+	unsigned int total_num = 0;
+	struct rte_eth_ntuple_filter ntuple_filter;
+
+	fh = fopen(rule_path, "rb");
+	if (fh == NULL)
+		rte_exit(EXIT_FAILURE, "%s: Open %s failed\n", __func__,
+			rule_path);
+
+	fseek(fh, 0, SEEK_SET);
+
+	i = 0;
+	while (fgets(buff, LINE_MAX, fh) != NULL) {
+		i++;
+
+		if (is_bypass_line(buff))
+			continue;
+
+		if (total_num >= FLOW_CLASSIFY_MAX_RULE_NUM - 1) {
+			printf("\nINFO: classify rule capacity %d reached\n",
+				total_num);
+			break;
+		}
+
+		if (parse_ipv4_5tuple_rule(buff, &ntuple_filter) != 0)
+			rte_exit(EXIT_FAILURE,
+				"%s Line %u: parse rules error\n",
+				rule_path, i);
+
+		if (add_classify_rule(&ntuple_filter) != 0)
+			rte_exit(EXIT_FAILURE, "add rule error\n");
+
+		total_num++;
+	}
+
+	fclose(fh);
+	return 0;
+}
+
+/* display usage */
+static void
+print_usage(const char *prgname)
+{
+	printf("%s usage:\n", prgname);
+	printf("[EAL options] --  --"OPTION_RULE_IPV4"=FILE: ");
+	printf("specify the ipv4 rules file.\n");
+	printf("Each rule occupies one line in the file.\n");
+}
+
+/* Parse the argument given in the command line of the application */
+static int
+parse_args(int argc, char **argv)
+{
+	int opt, ret;
+	char **argvopt;
+	int option_index;
+	char *prgname = argv[0];
+	static struct option lgopts[] = {
+		{OPTION_RULE_IPV4, 1, 0, 0},
+		{NULL, 0, 0, 0}
+	};
+
+	argvopt = argv;
+
+	while ((opt = getopt_long(argc, argvopt, "",
+				lgopts, &option_index)) != EOF) {
+
+		switch (opt) {
+		/* long options */
+		case 0:
+			if (!strncmp(lgopts[option_index].name,
+					OPTION_RULE_IPV4,
+					sizeof(OPTION_RULE_IPV4)))
+				parm_config.rule_ipv4_name = optarg;
+			break;
+		default:
+			print_usage(prgname);
+			return -1;
+		}
+	}
+
+	if (optind >= 0)
+		argv[optind-1] = prgname;
+
+	ret = optind-1;
+	optind = 1; /* reset getopt lib */
+	return ret;
+}
+
+/*
+ * The main function, which does initialization and calls the per-lcore
+ * functions.
+ */
+int
+main(int argc, char *argv[])
+{
+	struct rte_mempool *mbuf_pool;
+	uint8_t nb_ports;
+	uint8_t portid;
+	int ret;
+	int socket_id;
+	struct rte_table_acl_params table_acl_params;
+
+	/* Initialize the Environment Abstraction Layer (EAL). */
+	ret = rte_eal_init(argc, argv);
+	if (ret < 0)
+		rte_exit(EXIT_FAILURE, "Error with EAL initialization\n");
+
+	argc -= ret;
+	argv += ret;
+
+	/* parse application arguments (after the EAL ones) */
+	ret = parse_args(argc, argv);
+	if (ret < 0)
+		rte_exit(EXIT_FAILURE, "Invalid flow_classify parameters\n");
+
+	/* Check that there is an even number of ports to send/receive on. */
+	nb_ports = rte_eth_dev_count();
+	if (nb_ports < 2 || (nb_ports & 1))
+		rte_exit(EXIT_FAILURE, "Error: number of ports must be even\n");
+
+	/* Creates a new mempool in memory to hold the mbufs. */
+	mbuf_pool = rte_pktmbuf_pool_create("MBUF_POOL", NUM_MBUFS * nb_ports,
+		MBUF_CACHE_SIZE, 0, RTE_MBUF_DEFAULT_BUF_SIZE, rte_socket_id());
+
+	if (mbuf_pool == NULL)
+		rte_exit(EXIT_FAILURE, "Cannot create mbuf pool\n");
+
+	/* Initialize all ports. */
+	for (portid = 0; portid < nb_ports; portid++)
+		if (port_init(portid, mbuf_pool) != 0)
+			rte_exit(EXIT_FAILURE, "Cannot init port %"PRIu8 "\n",
+					portid);
+
+	if (rte_lcore_count() > 1)
+		printf("\nWARNING: Too many lcores enabled. Only 1 used.\n");
+
+	socket_id = rte_eth_dev_socket_id(0);
+
+	/* initialise ACL table params */
+	table_acl_params.n_rule_fields = RTE_DIM(ipv4_defs);
+	table_acl_params.name = "table_acl_ipv4_5tuple";
+	table_acl_params.n_rules = FLOW_CLASSIFY_MAX_RULE_NUM;
+	memcpy(table_acl_params.field_format, ipv4_defs, sizeof(ipv4_defs));
+	entry_size = RTE_ACL_RULE_SZ(RTE_DIM(ipv4_defs));
+
+	table_acl = rte_table_acl_ops.f_create(&table_acl_params, socket_id,
+						entry_size);
+	if (table_acl == NULL)
+		rte_exit(EXIT_FAILURE, "Failed to create table_acl\n");
+
+	/* read file of IPv4 5 tuple rules and initialise parameters
+	 * for rte_flow_classify_validate and rte_flow_classify_create
+	 */
+
+	if (add_rules(parm_config.rule_ipv4_name))
+		rte_exit(EXIT_FAILURE, "Failed to add rules\n");
+
+	/* Call lcore_main on the master core only. */
+	lcore_main();
+
+	return 0;
+}
diff --git a/examples/flow_classify/ipv4_rules_file.txt b/examples/flow_classify/ipv4_rules_file.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..262763d
--- /dev/null
+++ b/examples/flow_classify/ipv4_rules_file.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,14 @@ 
+#file format:
+#src_ip/masklen dstt_ip/masklen src_port : mask dst_port : mask proto/mask priority
+#
+2.2.2.3/24 2.2.2.7/24 32 : 0xffff 33 : 0xffff 17/0xff 0
+9.9.9.3/24 9.9.9.7/24 32 : 0xffff 33 : 0xffff 17/0xff 1
+9.9.9.3/24 9.9.9.7/24 32 : 0xffff 33 : 0xffff 6/0xff 2
+9.9.8.3/24 9.9.8.7/24 32 : 0xffff 33 : 0xffff 6/0xff 3
+6.7.8.9/24 2.3.4.5/24 32 : 0xffff 33 : 0xffff 132/0xff 4
+6.7.8.9/32 192.168.0.36/32 10 : 0xffff 11 : 0xffff 6/0xfe 5
+6.7.8.9/24 192.168.0.36/24 10 : 0xffff 11 : 0xffff 6/0xfe 6
+6.7.8.9/16 192.168.0.36/16 10 : 0xffff 11 : 0xffff 6/0xfe 7
+6.7.8.9/8 192.168.0.36/8 10 : 0xffff 11 : 0xffff 6/0xfe 8
+#error rules
+#9.8.7.6/8 192.168.0.36/8 10 : 0xffff 11 : 0xffff 6/0xfe 9
\ No newline at end of file