[dpdk-dev] [RFC PATCH 3/3] doc: add introduction for fm10k FTAG based forwarding

Wang Xiao W xiao.w.wang at intel.com
Tue Jan 5 13:31:36 CET 2016

Add a brief introduction on FTAG, describes what's FTAG and how it works
in forwarding, introduction on how to run fm10k with FTAG is also included.

Signed-off-by: Wang Xiao W <xiao.w.wang at intel.com>
 doc/guides/nics/fm10k.rst | 13 +++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 13 insertions(+)

diff --git a/doc/guides/nics/fm10k.rst b/doc/guides/nics/fm10k.rst
index 4206b7f..d82bf41 100644
--- a/doc/guides/nics/fm10k.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/nics/fm10k.rst
@@ -34,6 +34,19 @@ FM10K Poll Mode Driver
 The FM10K poll mode driver library provides support for the Intel FM10000
 (FM10K) family of 40GbE/100GbE adapters.
+FTAG Based Forwarding of FM10K
+FTAG Based Forwarding is a unique feature of FM10K. The FM10K family of NICs
+support the addition of a Fabric Tag (FTAG) to carry special information.
+The FTAG is placed at the beginning of the frame, it contains information such
+as where the packet comes from and goes, the vlan tag. In FTAG based forwarding
+mode, the switch logic forwards packets according to glort (global resource tag)
+information, other than the mac and vlan table. Now this feature works only on
+To enable this feature, turn CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_FM10K_FTAG_FWD to y in the
+configuration file. A unit test case fm10k_ftag_autotest is for reference, it shows
+how to read sglort info on RX and how to make an FTAG on TX.

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