[dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2] doc: update mlx5 flow count limitations
nelio.laranjeiro at 6wind.com
Mon Oct 16 14:36:25 CEST 2017
On Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 11:31:32AM +0000, Ori Kam wrote:
> Please see my comments,
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Nélio Laranjeiro [mailto:nelio.laranjeiro at 6wind.com]
> > Sent: Monday, October 16, 2017 2:18 PM
> > To: Ori Kam <orika at mellanox.com>
> > Cc: Adrien Mazarguil <adrien.mazarguil at 6wind.com>; Yongseok Koh
> > <yskoh at mellanox.com>; dev at dpdk.org
> > Subject: Re: [PATCH v2] doc: update mlx5 flow count limitations
> > On Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 11:32:39AM +0300, Ori Kam wrote:
> > > Signed-off-by: Ori Kam <orika at mellanox.com>
> > > Acked-by: Shahaf Shuler <shahafs at mellanox.com>
> > > ---
> > > doc/guides/nics/mlx5.rst | 5 ++++-
> > > 1 files changed, 4 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)
> > >
> > > diff --git a/doc/guides/nics/mlx5.rst b/doc/guides/nics/mlx5.rst index
> > > d24941a..7da5c87 100644
> > > --- a/doc/guides/nics/mlx5.rst
> > > +++ b/doc/guides/nics/mlx5.rst
> > > @@ -104,7 +104,8 @@ Limitations
> > > -----------
> > >
> > > - Inner RSS for VXLAN frames is not supported yet.
> > > -- Port statistics through software counters only.
> > > +- Port statistics through software counters only. Flow statistics are
> > > + supported by hardware counters.
> > > - Hardware checksum RX offloads for VXLAN inner header are not
> > supported yet.
> > > - Forked secondary process not supported.
> > > - Flow pattern without any specific vlan will match for vlan packets as well:
> > > @@ -127,6 +128,8 @@ Limitations
> > > - A multi segment packet must have less than 6 segments in case the Tx
> > burst function
> > > is set to multi-packet send or Enhanced multi-packet send. Otherwise it
> > must have
> > > less than 50 segments.
> > > +- Count action for RTE flow is only supported in OFED 4.2.
> > > +- Two identical rules with count action are not supported.
> > This last line does not bring anything, having two identical rules already
> > create a collision which is not defined by the flow API.
> > In PMD situation is is even worse, as it will match both rules and thus it will
> > duplicate a packet.
> > There is no need to add a limit on an undefined behavior by the API itself.
> The thing is that when you try adding duplicate rules without the count it works
> without any error while if you add the count action then for the second rule you get an error.
> This line address this inconsistency.
According to Flow API documentation 
"If a packet is matched by several rules of a given group for a given
priority level, the outcome is undefined. It can take any path, may be
duplicated or even cause unrecoverable errors."
This is already documented and application makers should avoid it.
There is no need to duplicate this information.
> > Thanks,
> > PS: when you send a new revision, please use the --thread and --in-reply-to
> > to link it with the previous one.
> My bad,
> > --
> > Nélio Laranjeiro
> > 6WIND
> Ori Kam
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