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[v6,1/3] ethdev: allow negative values in flow rule types

Message ID 20201016085557.18884-2-getelson@nvidia.com (mailing list archive)
State Superseded, archived
Delegated to: Ferruh Yigit
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Series Tunnel Offload API | expand

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Gregory Etelson Oct. 16, 2020, 8:55 a.m. UTC
RTE flow items & actions use positive values in item & action type.
Negative values are reserved for PMD private types. PMD
items & actions usually are not exposed to application and are not
used to create RTE flows.

The patch allows applications with access to PMD flow
items & actions ability to integrate RTE and PMD items & actions
and use them to create flow rule.

RTE flow item or action conversion library accepts positive known
element types with predefined sizes only. Private PMD items and
actions do not fit into this scheme because PMD type values are
negative, each PMD has it's own types numeration and element types and
their sizes are not visible at RTE level.  To resolve these
limitations the patch proposes this solution:
1. PMD can expose elements of pointer size only.  RTE flow
   conversion functions will use pointer size for each configuration
   object in private PMD element it processes;
2. RTE flow verification will not reject elements with negative type.

Signed-off-by: Gregory Etelson <getelson@nvidia.com>
Acked-by: Ori Kam <orika@nvidia.com>
Acked-by: Viacheslav Ovsiienko <viacheslavo@nvidia.com>

---
v4:
* update the 'Negative types' section in the rtre_flow.rst

* update the patch comment

v5:
* rebase to next-net
---
 doc/guides/prog_guide/rte_flow.rst     |  3 +++
 doc/guides/rel_notes/release_20_11.rst |  5 +++++
 lib/librte_ethdev/rte_flow.c           | 28 ++++++++++++++++++++------
 3 files changed, 30 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)
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diff --git a/doc/guides/prog_guide/rte_flow.rst b/doc/guides/prog_guide/rte_flow.rst
index 6ee0d3a10a..7fb5ec9059 100644
--- a/doc/guides/prog_guide/rte_flow.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/prog_guide/rte_flow.rst
@@ -2775,6 +2775,9 @@  identifiers they are not aware of.
 
 A method to generate them remains to be defined.
 
+Application may use PMD dynamic items or actions in flow rules. In that case
+size of configuration object in dynamic element must be a pointer size.
+
 Planned types
 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 
diff --git a/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_20_11.rst b/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_20_11.rst
index 79d9ebac4e..9155b468d6 100644
--- a/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_20_11.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_20_11.rst
@@ -116,6 +116,11 @@  New Features
   * Updated HWRM structures to 1.10.1.70 version.
   * Added TRUFLOW support for Stingray devices.
 
+* **Flow rules allowed to use private PMD items / actions.**
+
+  * Flow rule verification was updated to accept private PMD
+    items and actions.
+
 * **Updated Cisco enic driver.**
 
   * Added support for VF representors with single-queue Tx/Rx and flow API
diff --git a/lib/librte_ethdev/rte_flow.c b/lib/librte_ethdev/rte_flow.c
index 686fe40eaa..b74ea5593a 100644
--- a/lib/librte_ethdev/rte_flow.c
+++ b/lib/librte_ethdev/rte_flow.c
@@ -518,7 +518,11 @@  rte_flow_conv_item_spec(void *buf, const size_t size,
 		}
 		break;
 	default:
-		off = rte_flow_desc_item[item->type].size;
+		/**
+		 * allow PMD private flow item
+		 */
+		off = (int)item->type >= 0 ?
+		      rte_flow_desc_item[item->type].size : sizeof(void *);
 		rte_memcpy(buf, data, (size > off ? off : size));
 		break;
 	}
@@ -621,7 +625,11 @@  rte_flow_conv_action_conf(void *buf, const size_t size,
 		}
 		break;
 	default:
-		off = rte_flow_desc_action[action->type].size;
+		/**
+		 * allow PMD private flow action
+		 */
+		off = (int)action->type >= 0 ?
+		      rte_flow_desc_action[action->type].size : sizeof(void *);
 		rte_memcpy(buf, action->conf, (size > off ? off : size));
 		break;
 	}
@@ -663,8 +671,12 @@  rte_flow_conv_pattern(struct rte_flow_item *dst,
 	unsigned int i;
 
 	for (i = 0, off = 0; !num || i != num; ++i, ++src, ++dst) {
-		if ((size_t)src->type >= RTE_DIM(rte_flow_desc_item) ||
-		    !rte_flow_desc_item[src->type].name)
+		/**
+		 * allow PMD private flow item
+		 */
+		if (((int)src->type >= 0) &&
+			((size_t)src->type >= RTE_DIM(rte_flow_desc_item) ||
+		    !rte_flow_desc_item[src->type].name))
 			return rte_flow_error_set
 				(error, ENOTSUP, RTE_FLOW_ERROR_TYPE_ITEM, src,
 				 "cannot convert unknown item type");
@@ -752,8 +764,12 @@  rte_flow_conv_actions(struct rte_flow_action *dst,
 	unsigned int i;
 
 	for (i = 0, off = 0; !num || i != num; ++i, ++src, ++dst) {
-		if ((size_t)src->type >= RTE_DIM(rte_flow_desc_action) ||
-		    !rte_flow_desc_action[src->type].name)
+		/**
+		 * allow PMD private flow action
+		 */
+		if (((int)src->type >= 0) &&
+		    ((size_t)src->type >= RTE_DIM(rte_flow_desc_action) ||
+		    !rte_flow_desc_action[src->type].name))
 			return rte_flow_error_set
 				(error, ENOTSUP, RTE_FLOW_ERROR_TYPE_ACTION,
 				 src, "cannot convert unknown action type");