[dpdk-dev] [PATCH 2/2] doc: announce new mbuf field for LRO

Ananyev, Konstantin konstantin.ananyev at intel.com
Tue Aug 6 17:58:56 CEST 2019

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Matan Azrad [mailto:matan at mellanox.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, August 6, 2019 3:56 PM
> To: dev at dpdk.org
> Cc: Thomas Monjalon <thomas at monjalon.net>; Yigit, Ferruh <ferruh.yigit at intel.com>; Andrew Rybchenko <arybchenko at solarflare.com>;
> Ananyev, Konstantin <konstantin.ananyev at intel.com>; Olivier Matz <olivier.matz at 6wind.com>
> Subject: [PATCH 2/2] doc: announce new mbuf field for LRO
> The API breakage is because the ``tso_segsz`` field was documented for
> LRO.
> The ``tso_segsz`` field in mbuf indicates the size of each segment in
> the LRO packet in Rx path and should be provided by the LRO packet
> port.
> While the generic LRO packet may aggregate different segments sizes in
> one packet, it is impossible to expose this information for each segment
> by one field and it doesn't make sense to expose all the segments sizes
> in the mbuf.
> A new field may be added as union with the above field to expose the
> number of segments aggregated in the LRO packet.
> Signed-off-by: Matan Azrad <matan at mellanox.com>
> ---
>  doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst | 4 ++++
>  1 file changed, 4 insertions(+)
> diff --git a/doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst b/doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst
> index c0cd9bc..e826b69 100644
> --- a/doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst
> +++ b/doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst
> @@ -45,6 +45,10 @@ Deprecation Notices
>    - ``eal_parse_pci_DomBDF`` replaced by ``rte_pci_addr_parse``
>    - ``rte_eal_compare_pci_addr`` replaced by ``rte_pci_addr_cmp``
> +* mbuf: Remove ``tso_segsz`` mbuf field providing for LRO support. Use union
> +  block for the field memory to be shared with a new field ``lro_segs_n``
> +  indicates the number of segments aggregated in the LRO packet.
> +

Wonder how the upper layer will use that information (except for stats)?
Could you guys provide any examples?
Also what PMD should do if HW does supports LRO, but doesn't provide that information? 

>  * dpaa2: removal of ``rte_dpaa2_memsegs`` structure which has been replaced
>    by a pa-va search library. This structure was earlier being used for holding
>    memory segments used by dpaa2 driver for faster pa->va translation. This
> --

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