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[dpdk-dev,v2] ethdev: add flow API rule copy function

Message ID c3dbfe0bda1da236f10023f379329e985281b9c2.1495207150.git.gaetan.rivet@6wind.com (mailing list archive)
State Superseded, archived
Delegated to: Thomas Monjalon
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Commit Message

Gaëtan Rivet May 19, 2017, 3:21 p.m. UTC
Take this helper from testpmd app to offer it alongside the flow
API.

This allows PMDs and applications to save flow rules in their generic
format for later processing. This is useful when rules cannot be applied
immediately, such as when the device is not properly initialized.

Signed-off-by: Gaetan Rivet <gaetan.rivet@6wind.com>
Cc: adrien.mazarguil@6wind.com
---
v1 -> v2:

 * fix checkpatch warnings
---
 app/test-pmd/config.c                  | 265 ++++++---------------------------
 app/test-pmd/testpmd.h                 |   5 +-
 lib/librte_ether/rte_ether_version.map |   7 +
 lib/librte_ether/rte_flow.c            | 218 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 lib/librte_ether/rte_flow.h            |  55 +++++++
 5 files changed, 327 insertions(+), 223 deletions(-)

Comments

Thomas Monjalon June 27, 2017, 9:48 p.m. UTC | #1
19/05/2017 17:21, Gaetan Rivet:
> --- a/lib/librte_ether/rte_flow.c
> +++ b/lib/librte_ether/rte_flow.c
> @@ -33,12 +33,70 @@
>  
>  #include <stdint.h>
>  
> +#include <rte_common.h>
>  #include <rte_errno.h>
>  #include <rte_branch_prediction.h>
>  #include "rte_ethdev.h"
>  #include "rte_flow_driver.h"
>  #include "rte_flow.h"
>  
> +/** Generate flow_item[] entry. */
> +#define MK_FLOW_ITEM(t, s) \
> +       [RTE_FLOW_ITEM_TYPE_ ## t] = { \
> +               .name  t, \
> +               .size = s, \
> +       }
> +
> +/** Information about known flow pattern items. */
> +const struct rte_flow_desc_data rte_flow_desc_item[] = {
> +       MK_FLOW_ITEM(END, 0),
> +       MK_FLOW_ITEM(VOID, 0),
> +       MK_FLOW_ITEM(INVERT, 0),
> +       MK_FLOW_ITEM(ANY, sizeof(struct rte_flow_item_any)),
> +       MK_FLOW_ITEM(PF, 0),
> +       MK_FLOW_ITEM(VF, sizeof(struct rte_flow_item_vf)),
> +       MK_FLOW_ITEM(PORT, sizeof(struct rte_flow_item_port)),
> +       MK_FLOW_ITEM(RAW, sizeof(struct rte_flow_item_raw)), /* +pattern[] */
> +       MK_FLOW_ITEM(ETH, sizeof(struct rte_flow_item_eth)),
> +       MK_FLOW_ITEM(VLAN, sizeof(struct rte_flow_item_vlan)),
> +       MK_FLOW_ITEM(IPV4, sizeof(struct rte_flow_item_ipv4)),
> +       MK_FLOW_ITEM(IPV6, sizeof(struct rte_flow_item_ipv6)),
> +       MK_FLOW_ITEM(ICMP, sizeof(struct rte_flow_item_icmp)),
> +       MK_FLOW_ITEM(UDP, sizeof(struct rte_flow_item_udp)),
> +       MK_FLOW_ITEM(TCP, sizeof(struct rte_flow_item_tcp)),
> +       MK_FLOW_ITEM(SCTP, sizeof(struct rte_flow_item_sctp)),
> +       MK_FLOW_ITEM(VXLAN, sizeof(struct rte_flow_item_vxlan)),
> +       MK_FLOW_ITEM(MPLS, sizeof(struct rte_flow_item_mpls)),
> +       MK_FLOW_ITEM(GRE, sizeof(struct rte_flow_item_gre)),
> +};

When rebasing, do not forget these new lines:

+	MK_FLOW_ITEM(E_TAG, sizeof(struct rte_flow_item_e_tag)),
+	MK_FLOW_ITEM(NVGRE, sizeof(struct rte_flow_item_nvgre)),

from 0f01a7e38394 ("app/testpmd: fix creating E-Tag and NVGRE flow rules")
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diff --git a/app/test-pmd/config.c b/app/test-pmd/config.c
index 4d873cd..4edff9f 100644
--- a/app/test-pmd/config.c
+++ b/app/test-pmd/config.c
@@ -939,208 +939,6 @@  port_mtu_set(portid_t port_id, uint16_t mtu)
 
 /* Generic flow management functions. */
 
-/** Generate flow_item[] entry. */
-#define MK_FLOW_ITEM(t, s) \
-	[RTE_FLOW_ITEM_TYPE_ ## t] = { \
-		.name = # t, \
-		.size = s, \
-	}
-
-/** Information about known flow pattern items. */
-static const struct {
-	const char *name;
-	size_t size;
-} flow_item[] = {
-	MK_FLOW_ITEM(END, 0),
-	MK_FLOW_ITEM(VOID, 0),
-	MK_FLOW_ITEM(INVERT, 0),
-	MK_FLOW_ITEM(ANY, sizeof(struct rte_flow_item_any)),
-	MK_FLOW_ITEM(PF, 0),
-	MK_FLOW_ITEM(VF, sizeof(struct rte_flow_item_vf)),
-	MK_FLOW_ITEM(PORT, sizeof(struct rte_flow_item_port)),
-	MK_FLOW_ITEM(RAW, sizeof(struct rte_flow_item_raw)), /* +pattern[] */
-	MK_FLOW_ITEM(ETH, sizeof(struct rte_flow_item_eth)),
-	MK_FLOW_ITEM(VLAN, sizeof(struct rte_flow_item_vlan)),
-	MK_FLOW_ITEM(IPV4, sizeof(struct rte_flow_item_ipv4)),
-	MK_FLOW_ITEM(IPV6, sizeof(struct rte_flow_item_ipv6)),
-	MK_FLOW_ITEM(ICMP, sizeof(struct rte_flow_item_icmp)),
-	MK_FLOW_ITEM(UDP, sizeof(struct rte_flow_item_udp)),
-	MK_FLOW_ITEM(TCP, sizeof(struct rte_flow_item_tcp)),
-	MK_FLOW_ITEM(SCTP, sizeof(struct rte_flow_item_sctp)),
-	MK_FLOW_ITEM(VXLAN, sizeof(struct rte_flow_item_vxlan)),
-	MK_FLOW_ITEM(MPLS, sizeof(struct rte_flow_item_mpls)),
-	MK_FLOW_ITEM(GRE, sizeof(struct rte_flow_item_gre)),
-};
-
-/** Compute storage space needed by item specification. */
-static void
-flow_item_spec_size(const struct rte_flow_item *item,
-		    size_t *size, size_t *pad)
-{
-	if (!item->spec)
-		goto empty;
-	switch (item->type) {
-		union {
-			const struct rte_flow_item_raw *raw;
-		} spec;
-
-	case RTE_FLOW_ITEM_TYPE_RAW:
-		spec.raw = item->spec;
-		*size = offsetof(struct rte_flow_item_raw, pattern) +
-			spec.raw->length * sizeof(*spec.raw->pattern);
-		break;
-	default:
-empty:
-		*size = 0;
-		break;
-	}
-	*pad = RTE_ALIGN_CEIL(*size, sizeof(double)) - *size;
-}
-
-/** Generate flow_action[] entry. */
-#define MK_FLOW_ACTION(t, s) \
-	[RTE_FLOW_ACTION_TYPE_ ## t] = { \
-		.name = # t, \
-		.size = s, \
-	}
-
-/** Information about known flow actions. */
-static const struct {
-	const char *name;
-	size_t size;
-} flow_action[] = {
-	MK_FLOW_ACTION(END, 0),
-	MK_FLOW_ACTION(VOID, 0),
-	MK_FLOW_ACTION(PASSTHRU, 0),
-	MK_FLOW_ACTION(MARK, sizeof(struct rte_flow_action_mark)),
-	MK_FLOW_ACTION(FLAG, 0),
-	MK_FLOW_ACTION(QUEUE, sizeof(struct rte_flow_action_queue)),
-	MK_FLOW_ACTION(DROP, 0),
-	MK_FLOW_ACTION(COUNT, 0),
-	MK_FLOW_ACTION(DUP, sizeof(struct rte_flow_action_dup)),
-	MK_FLOW_ACTION(RSS, sizeof(struct rte_flow_action_rss)), /* +queue[] */
-	MK_FLOW_ACTION(PF, 0),
-	MK_FLOW_ACTION(VF, sizeof(struct rte_flow_action_vf)),
-};
-
-/** Compute storage space needed by action configuration. */
-static void
-flow_action_conf_size(const struct rte_flow_action *action,
-		      size_t *size, size_t *pad)
-{
-	if (!action->conf)
-		goto empty;
-	switch (action->type) {
-		union {
-			const struct rte_flow_action_rss *rss;
-		} conf;
-
-	case RTE_FLOW_ACTION_TYPE_RSS:
-		conf.rss = action->conf;
-		*size = offsetof(struct rte_flow_action_rss, queue) +
-			conf.rss->num * sizeof(*conf.rss->queue);
-		break;
-	default:
-empty:
-		*size = 0;
-		break;
-	}
-	*pad = RTE_ALIGN_CEIL(*size, sizeof(double)) - *size;
-}
-
-/** Generate a port_flow entry from attributes/pattern/actions. */
-static struct port_flow *
-port_flow_new(const struct rte_flow_attr *attr,
-	      const struct rte_flow_item *pattern,
-	      const struct rte_flow_action *actions)
-{
-	const struct rte_flow_item *item;
-	const struct rte_flow_action *action;
-	struct port_flow *pf = NULL;
-	size_t tmp;
-	size_t pad;
-	size_t off1 = 0;
-	size_t off2 = 0;
-	int err = ENOTSUP;
-
-store:
-	item = pattern;
-	if (pf)
-		pf->pattern = (void *)&pf->data[off1];
-	do {
-		struct rte_flow_item *dst = NULL;
-
-		if ((unsigned int)item->type >= RTE_DIM(flow_item) ||
-		    !flow_item[item->type].name)
-			goto notsup;
-		if (pf)
-			dst = memcpy(pf->data + off1, item, sizeof(*item));
-		off1 += sizeof(*item);
-		flow_item_spec_size(item, &tmp, &pad);
-		if (item->spec) {
-			if (pf)
-				dst->spec = memcpy(pf->data + off2,
-						   item->spec, tmp);
-			off2 += tmp + pad;
-		}
-		if (item->last) {
-			if (pf)
-				dst->last = memcpy(pf->data + off2,
-						   item->last, tmp);
-			off2 += tmp + pad;
-		}
-		if (item->mask) {
-			if (pf)
-				dst->mask = memcpy(pf->data + off2,
-						   item->mask, tmp);
-			off2 += tmp + pad;
-		}
-		off2 = RTE_ALIGN_CEIL(off2, sizeof(double));
-	} while ((item++)->type != RTE_FLOW_ITEM_TYPE_END);
-	off1 = RTE_ALIGN_CEIL(off1, sizeof(double));
-	action = actions;
-	if (pf)
-		pf->actions = (void *)&pf->data[off1];
-	do {
-		struct rte_flow_action *dst = NULL;
-
-		if ((unsigned int)action->type >= RTE_DIM(flow_action) ||
-		    !flow_action[action->type].name)
-			goto notsup;
-		if (pf)
-			dst = memcpy(pf->data + off1, action, sizeof(*action));
-		off1 += sizeof(*action);
-		flow_action_conf_size(action, &tmp, &pad);
-		if (action->conf) {
-			if (pf)
-				dst->conf = memcpy(pf->data + off2,
-						   action->conf, tmp);
-			off2 += tmp + pad;
-		}
-		off2 = RTE_ALIGN_CEIL(off2, sizeof(double));
-	} while ((action++)->type != RTE_FLOW_ACTION_TYPE_END);
-	if (pf != NULL)
-		return pf;
-	off1 = RTE_ALIGN_CEIL(off1, sizeof(double));
-	tmp = RTE_ALIGN_CEIL(offsetof(struct port_flow, data), sizeof(double));
-	pf = calloc(1, tmp + off1 + off2);
-	if (pf == NULL)
-		err = errno;
-	else {
-		*pf = (const struct port_flow){
-			.size = tmp + off1 + off2,
-			.attr = *attr,
-		};
-		tmp -= offsetof(struct port_flow, data);
-		off2 = tmp + off1;
-		off1 = tmp;
-		goto store;
-	}
-notsup:
-	rte_errno = err;
-	return NULL;
-}
-
 /** Print a message out of a flow error. */
 static int
 port_flow_complain(struct rte_flow_error *error)
@@ -1193,6 +991,32 @@  port_flow_validate(portid_t port_id,
 	return 0;
 }
 
+/** Generate a port flow entry from attributes/pattern/actions. */
+static struct port_flow *
+port_flow_new(const struct rte_flow_attr *attr,
+	      const struct rte_flow_item *pattern,
+	      const struct rte_flow_action *actions)
+{
+	struct port_flow *pf;
+	size_t size;
+
+	pf = calloc(1, sizeof(struct port_flow));
+	if (!pf)
+		return NULL;
+	size = rte_flow_copy(pf->fd, 0, attr, pattern, actions);
+	if (size == 0) {
+		free(pf);
+		return NULL;
+	}
+	pf->fd = calloc(1, size);
+	if (size != rte_flow_copy(pf->fd, size, attr, pattern, actions)) {
+		free(pf->fd);
+		free(pf);
+		return NULL;
+	}
+	return pf;
+}
+
 /** Create flow rule. */
 int
 port_flow_create(portid_t port_id,
@@ -1272,6 +1096,7 @@  port_flow_destroy(portid_t port_id, uint32_t n, const uint32_t *rule)
 			}
 			printf("Flow rule #%u destroyed\n", pf->id);
 			*tmp = pf->next;
+			free(pf->fd);
 			free(pf);
 			break;
 		}
@@ -1332,11 +1157,11 @@  port_flow_query(portid_t port_id, uint32_t rule,
 		printf("Flow rule #%u not found\n", rule);
 		return -ENOENT;
 	}
-	if ((unsigned int)action >= RTE_DIM(flow_action) ||
-	    !flow_action[action].name)
+	if ((unsigned int)action >= rte_flow_nb_action ||
+	    !rte_flow_desc_action[action].name)
 		name = "unknown";
 	else
-		name = flow_action[action].name;
+		name = rte_flow_desc_action[action].name;
 	switch (action) {
 	case RTE_FLOW_ACTION_TYPE_COUNT:
 		break;
@@ -1392,18 +1217,18 @@  port_flow_list(portid_t port_id, uint32_t n, const uint32_t group[n])
 		if (n) {
 			/* Filter out unwanted groups. */
 			for (i = 0; i != n; ++i)
-				if (pf->attr.group == group[i])
+				if (pf->fd->attr.group == group[i])
 					break;
 			if (i == n)
 				continue;
 		}
 		tmp = &list;
 		while (*tmp &&
-		       (pf->attr.group > (*tmp)->attr.group ||
-			(pf->attr.group == (*tmp)->attr.group &&
-			 pf->attr.priority > (*tmp)->attr.priority) ||
-			(pf->attr.group == (*tmp)->attr.group &&
-			 pf->attr.priority == (*tmp)->attr.priority &&
+		       (pf->fd->attr.group > (*tmp)->fd->attr.group ||
+			(pf->fd->attr.group == (*tmp)->fd->attr.group &&
+			 pf->fd->attr.priority > (*tmp)->fd->attr.priority) ||
+			(pf->fd->attr.group == (*tmp)->fd->attr.group &&
+			 pf->fd->attr.priority == (*tmp)->fd->attr.priority &&
 			 pf->id > (*tmp)->id)))
 			tmp = &(*tmp)->tmp;
 		pf->tmp = *tmp;
@@ -1411,24 +1236,26 @@  port_flow_list(portid_t port_id, uint32_t n, const uint32_t group[n])
 	}
 	printf("ID\tGroup\tPrio\tAttr\tRule\n");
 	for (pf = list; pf != NULL; pf = pf->tmp) {
-		const struct rte_flow_item *item = pf->pattern;
-		const struct rte_flow_action *action = pf->actions;
+		const struct rte_flow_item *item = pf->fd->items;
+		const struct rte_flow_action *action = pf->fd->actions;
 
 		printf("%" PRIu32 "\t%" PRIu32 "\t%" PRIu32 "\t%c%c\t",
 		       pf->id,
-		       pf->attr.group,
-		       pf->attr.priority,
-		       pf->attr.ingress ? 'i' : '-',
-		       pf->attr.egress ? 'e' : '-');
+		       pf->fd->attr.group,
+		       pf->fd->attr.priority,
+		       pf->fd->attr.ingress ? 'i' : '-',
+		       pf->fd->attr.egress ? 'e' : '-');
 		while (item->type != RTE_FLOW_ITEM_TYPE_END) {
 			if (item->type != RTE_FLOW_ITEM_TYPE_VOID)
-				printf("%s ", flow_item[item->type].name);
+				printf("%s ",
+				       rte_flow_desc_item[item->type].name);
 			++item;
 		}
 		printf("=>");
 		while (action->type != RTE_FLOW_ACTION_TYPE_END) {
 			if (action->type != RTE_FLOW_ACTION_TYPE_VOID)
-				printf(" %s", flow_action[action->type].name);
+				printf(" %s",
+				       rte_flow_desc_action[action->type].name);
 			++action;
 		}
 		printf("\n");
diff --git a/app/test-pmd/testpmd.h b/app/test-pmd/testpmd.h
index e6c43ba..b70d8ea 100644
--- a/app/test-pmd/testpmd.h
+++ b/app/test-pmd/testpmd.h
@@ -153,10 +153,7 @@  struct port_flow {
 	struct port_flow *tmp; /**< Temporary linking. */
 	uint32_t id; /**< Flow rule ID. */
 	struct rte_flow *flow; /**< Opaque flow object returned by PMD. */
-	struct rte_flow_attr attr; /**< Attributes. */
-	struct rte_flow_item *pattern; /**< Pattern. */
-	struct rte_flow_action *actions; /**< Actions. */
-	uint8_t data[]; /**< Storage for pattern/actions. */
+	struct rte_flow_desc *fd; /**< Generic flow description */
 };
 
 /**
diff --git a/lib/librte_ether/rte_ether_version.map b/lib/librte_ether/rte_ether_version.map
index d6726bb..6834567 100644
--- a/lib/librte_ether/rte_ether_version.map
+++ b/lib/librte_ether/rte_ether_version.map
@@ -156,3 +156,10 @@  DPDK_17.05 {
 	rte_eth_xstats_get_names_by_id;
 
 } DPDK_17.02;
+
+DPDK_17.08 {
+	global:
+
+	rte_flow_copy;
+
+} DPDK_17.05;
diff --git a/lib/librte_ether/rte_flow.c b/lib/librte_ether/rte_flow.c
index aaa70d6..1ee6c5f 100644
--- a/lib/librte_ether/rte_flow.c
+++ b/lib/librte_ether/rte_flow.c
@@ -33,12 +33,70 @@ 
 
 #include <stdint.h>
 
+#include <rte_common.h>
 #include <rte_errno.h>
 #include <rte_branch_prediction.h>
 #include "rte_ethdev.h"
 #include "rte_flow_driver.h"
 #include "rte_flow.h"
 
+/** Generate flow_item[] entry. */
+#define MK_FLOW_ITEM(t, s) \
+	[RTE_FLOW_ITEM_TYPE_ ## t] = { \
+		.name = # t, \
+		.size = s, \
+	}
+
+/** Information about known flow pattern items. */
+const struct rte_flow_desc_data rte_flow_desc_item[] = {
+	MK_FLOW_ITEM(END, 0),
+	MK_FLOW_ITEM(VOID, 0),
+	MK_FLOW_ITEM(INVERT, 0),
+	MK_FLOW_ITEM(ANY, sizeof(struct rte_flow_item_any)),
+	MK_FLOW_ITEM(PF, 0),
+	MK_FLOW_ITEM(VF, sizeof(struct rte_flow_item_vf)),
+	MK_FLOW_ITEM(PORT, sizeof(struct rte_flow_item_port)),
+	MK_FLOW_ITEM(RAW, sizeof(struct rte_flow_item_raw)), /* +pattern[] */
+	MK_FLOW_ITEM(ETH, sizeof(struct rte_flow_item_eth)),
+	MK_FLOW_ITEM(VLAN, sizeof(struct rte_flow_item_vlan)),
+	MK_FLOW_ITEM(IPV4, sizeof(struct rte_flow_item_ipv4)),
+	MK_FLOW_ITEM(IPV6, sizeof(struct rte_flow_item_ipv6)),
+	MK_FLOW_ITEM(ICMP, sizeof(struct rte_flow_item_icmp)),
+	MK_FLOW_ITEM(UDP, sizeof(struct rte_flow_item_udp)),
+	MK_FLOW_ITEM(TCP, sizeof(struct rte_flow_item_tcp)),
+	MK_FLOW_ITEM(SCTP, sizeof(struct rte_flow_item_sctp)),
+	MK_FLOW_ITEM(VXLAN, sizeof(struct rte_flow_item_vxlan)),
+	MK_FLOW_ITEM(MPLS, sizeof(struct rte_flow_item_mpls)),
+	MK_FLOW_ITEM(GRE, sizeof(struct rte_flow_item_gre)),
+};
+
+size_t rte_flow_nb_item = RTE_DIM(rte_flow_desc_item);
+
+/** Generate flow_action[] entry. */
+#define MK_FLOW_ACTION(t, s) \
+	[RTE_FLOW_ACTION_TYPE_ ## t] = { \
+		.name = # t, \
+		.size = s, \
+	}
+
+/** Information about known flow actions. */
+const struct rte_flow_desc_data rte_flow_desc_action[] = {
+	MK_FLOW_ACTION(END, 0),
+	MK_FLOW_ACTION(VOID, 0),
+	MK_FLOW_ACTION(PASSTHRU, 0),
+	MK_FLOW_ACTION(MARK, sizeof(struct rte_flow_action_mark)),
+	MK_FLOW_ACTION(FLAG, 0),
+	MK_FLOW_ACTION(QUEUE, sizeof(struct rte_flow_action_queue)),
+	MK_FLOW_ACTION(DROP, 0),
+	MK_FLOW_ACTION(COUNT, 0),
+	MK_FLOW_ACTION(DUP, sizeof(struct rte_flow_action_dup)),
+	MK_FLOW_ACTION(RSS, sizeof(struct rte_flow_action_rss)), /* +queue[] */
+	MK_FLOW_ACTION(PF, 0),
+	MK_FLOW_ACTION(VF, sizeof(struct rte_flow_action_vf)),
+};
+
+size_t rte_flow_nb_action = RTE_DIM(rte_flow_desc_action);
+
 /* Get generic flow operations structure from a port. */
 const struct rte_flow_ops *
 rte_flow_ops_get(uint8_t port_id, struct rte_flow_error *error)
@@ -157,3 +215,163 @@  rte_flow_query(uint8_t port_id,
 				   RTE_FLOW_ERROR_TYPE_UNSPECIFIED,
 				   NULL, rte_strerror(ENOSYS));
 }
+
+/** Compute storage space needed by item specification. */
+static void
+flow_item_spec_size(const struct rte_flow_item *item,
+		    size_t *size, size_t *pad)
+{
+	if (!item->spec)
+		goto empty;
+	switch (item->type) {
+		union {
+			const struct rte_flow_item_raw *raw;
+		} spec;
+
+	/* Not a fall-through */
+	case RTE_FLOW_ITEM_TYPE_RAW:
+		spec.raw = item->spec;
+		*size = offsetof(struct rte_flow_item_raw, pattern) +
+			spec.raw->length * sizeof(*spec.raw->pattern);
+		break;
+	default:
+empty:
+		*size = 0;
+		break;
+	}
+	*pad = RTE_ALIGN_CEIL(*size, sizeof(double)) - *size;
+}
+
+/** Compute storage space needed by action configuration. */
+static void
+flow_action_conf_size(const struct rte_flow_action *action,
+		      size_t *size, size_t *pad)
+{
+	if (!action->conf)
+		goto empty;
+	switch (action->type) {
+		union {
+			const struct rte_flow_action_rss *rss;
+		} conf;
+
+	/* Not a fall-through */
+	case RTE_FLOW_ACTION_TYPE_RSS:
+		conf.rss = action->conf;
+		*size = offsetof(struct rte_flow_action_rss, queue) +
+			conf.rss->num * sizeof(*conf.rss->queue);
+		break;
+	default:
+empty:
+		*size = 0;
+		break;
+	}
+	*pad = RTE_ALIGN_CEIL(*size, sizeof(double)) - *size;
+}
+
+/** Store a full rte_flow description */
+size_t
+rte_flow_copy(struct rte_flow_desc *desc, size_t len,
+	      const struct rte_flow_attr *attr,
+	      const struct rte_flow_item *items,
+	      const struct rte_flow_action *actions)
+{
+	struct rte_flow_desc *fd = NULL;
+	size_t tmp;
+	size_t pad;
+	size_t off1 = 0;
+	size_t off2 = 0;
+	size_t size = 0;
+
+store:
+	if (items) {
+		const struct rte_flow_item *item;
+
+		item = items;
+		if (fd)
+			fd->items = (void *)&fd->data[off1];
+		do {
+			struct rte_flow_item *dst = NULL;
+
+			if ((size_t)item->type >=
+				RTE_DIM(rte_flow_desc_item) ||
+			    !rte_flow_desc_item[item->type].name) {
+				rte_errno = ENOTSUP;
+				return 0;
+			}
+			if (fd)
+				dst = memcpy(fd->data + off1, item,
+					     sizeof(*item));
+			off1 += sizeof(*item);
+			flow_item_spec_size(item, &tmp, &pad);
+			if (item->spec) {
+				if (fd)
+					dst->spec = memcpy(fd->data + off2,
+							   item->spec, tmp);
+				off2 += tmp + pad;
+			}
+			if (item->last) {
+				if (fd)
+					dst->last = memcpy(fd->data + off2,
+							   item->last, tmp);
+				off2 += tmp + pad;
+			}
+			if (item->mask) {
+				if (fd)
+					dst->mask = memcpy(fd->data + off2,
+							   item->mask, tmp);
+				off2 += tmp + pad;
+			}
+			off2 = RTE_ALIGN_CEIL(off2, sizeof(double));
+		} while ((item++)->type != RTE_FLOW_ITEM_TYPE_END);
+		off1 = RTE_ALIGN_CEIL(off1, sizeof(double));
+	}
+	if (actions) {
+		const struct rte_flow_action *action;
+
+		action = actions;
+		if (fd)
+			fd->actions = (void *)&fd->data[off1];
+		do {
+			struct rte_flow_action *dst = NULL;
+
+			if ((size_t)action->type >=
+				RTE_DIM(rte_flow_desc_action) ||
+			    !rte_flow_desc_action[action->type].name) {
+				rte_errno = ENOTSUP;
+				return 0;
+			}
+			if (fd)
+				dst = memcpy(fd->data + off1, action,
+					     sizeof(*action));
+			off1 += sizeof(*action);
+			flow_action_conf_size(action, &tmp, &pad);
+			if (action->conf) {
+				if (fd)
+					dst->conf = memcpy(fd->data + off2,
+							   action->conf, tmp);
+				off2 += tmp + pad;
+			}
+			off2 = RTE_ALIGN_CEIL(off2, sizeof(double));
+		} while ((action++)->type != RTE_FLOW_ACTION_TYPE_END);
+	}
+	if (fd != NULL)
+		return size;
+	off1 = RTE_ALIGN_CEIL(off1, sizeof(double));
+	tmp = RTE_ALIGN_CEIL(offsetof(struct rte_flow_desc, data),
+			     sizeof(double));
+	size = tmp + off1 + off2;
+	if (size > len)
+		return size;
+	fd = desc;
+	if (fd != NULL) {
+		*fd = (const struct rte_flow_desc) {
+			.size = size,
+			.attr = *attr,
+		};
+		tmp -= offsetof(struct rte_flow_desc, data);
+		off2 = tmp + off1;
+		off1 = tmp;
+		goto store;
+	}
+	return 0;
+}
diff --git a/lib/librte_ether/rte_flow.h b/lib/librte_ether/rte_flow.h
index c47edbc..a0a590e 100644
--- a/lib/librte_ether/rte_flow.h
+++ b/lib/librte_ether/rte_flow.h
@@ -1191,6 +1191,61 @@  rte_flow_query(uint8_t port_id,
 	       void *data,
 	       struct rte_flow_error *error);
 
+/**
+ * Generic flow representation.
+ *
+ * This form is sufficient to describe an rte_flow independently
+ * from any PMD implementation and allows for replayability and identification.
+ */
+struct rte_flow_desc {
+	size_t size; /**< Allocated space including data[]. */
+	struct rte_flow_attr attr; /**< Attributes. */
+	struct rte_flow_item *items; /**< Items. */
+	struct rte_flow_action *actions; /**< Actions. */
+	uint8_t data[]; /**< Storage for items/actions. */
+};
+
+/**
+ * Copy an rte_flow rule description.
+ *
+ * @param[in] desc
+ *   Flow rule description.
+ * @param[in] len
+ *   Total size of allocated data for the flow description.
+ * @param[in] attr
+ *   Flow rule attributes.
+ * @param[in] items
+ *   Pattern specification (list terminated by the END pattern item).
+ * @param[in] actions
+ *   Associated actions (list terminated by the END action).
+ *
+ * @return
+ *   If len is greater or equal to the size of the flow, the total size of the
+ *   flow description and its data.
+ *   If len is lower than the size of the flow, the number of bytes that would
+ *   have been written to desc had it been sufficient. Nothing is written.
+ */
+size_t
+rte_flow_copy(struct rte_flow_desc *fd, size_t len,
+	      const struct rte_flow_attr *attr,
+	      const struct rte_flow_item *items,
+	      const struct rte_flow_action *actions);
+
+/**
+ * Flow elements description tables.
+ */
+struct rte_flow_desc_data {
+	const char *name;
+	size_t size;
+};
+
+extern const struct rte_flow_desc_data rte_flow_desc_item[];
+extern size_t rte_flow_nb_item;
+
+extern const struct rte_flow_desc_data rte_flow_desc_action[];
+extern size_t rte_flow_nb_action;
+
+
 #ifdef __cplusplus
 }
 #endif