[dpdk-dev] [PATCH] doc: add known issue on QAT PMD into release notes
fiona.trahe at intel.com
Thu Nov 10 17:46:50 CET 2016
Issue is with the digest appended feature on QAT PMD.
A workaround is also documented.
Signed-off-by: Fiona Trahe <fiona.trahe at intel.com>
doc/guides/rel_notes/release_16_11.rst | 13 ++++++++++++-
1 file changed, 12 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
diff --git a/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_16_11.rst b/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_16_11.rst
index 365b5a3..5f925b5 100644
@@ -213,7 +213,18 @@ Known Issues
Therefore, in order to use L3fwd-power, vector mode should be disabled
from the config file.
+* **Digest address must be supplied for crypto auth operation on QAT PMD.**
+ The cryptodev API specifies that if the rte_crypto_sym_op.digest.data field,
+ and by inference the digest.phys_addr field which points to the same location,
+ is not set for an auth operation the driver is to understand that the digest
+ result is located immediately following the region over which the digest is
+ computed. The QAT PMD doesn't correctly handle this case and reads and writes
+ to an incorrect location.
+ Callers can workaround this by always supplying the digest virtual and
+ physical address fields in the rte_crypto_sym_op for an auth operation.
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