[dpdk-dev] [PATCH] doc: update ipv4 multicast sample application guide

Hemant Agrawal hemant.agrawal at nxp.com
Fri Jun 23 09:23:59 CEST 2017

Add a note to indicate that only first four ports can be
tested with this application.

Signed-off-by: Hemant Agrawal <hemant.agrawal at nxp.com>
 doc/guides/sample_app_ug/ipv4_multicast.rst | 6 ++++++
 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+)

diff --git a/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/ipv4_multicast.rst b/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/ipv4_multicast.rst
index 3e30f50..b73023f 100644
--- a/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/ipv4_multicast.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/ipv4_multicast.rst
@@ -51,6 +51,12 @@ The lookup method is the Four-byte Key (FBK) hash-based method.
 The lookup table is composed of pairs of destination IPv4 address (the FBK)
 and a port mask associated with that IPv4 address.
+.. note::
+    The max port mask supported in the given hash table is 0xf, so only first
+    four ports can be supported.
+    If using non-consecutive ports, use the destination IPv4 address accordingly.
 For convenience and simplicity, this sample application does not take IANA-assigned multicast addresses into account,
 but instead equates the last four bytes of the multicast group (that is, the last four bytes of the destination IP address)
 with the mask of ports to multicast packets to.

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