[dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4] doc: add new tables for rte flow items and actions support

Ferruh Yigit ferruh.yigit at intel.com
Tue Feb 16 14:13:59 CET 2021

On 2/7/2021 10:52 AM, Asaf Penso wrote:
> In http://doc.dpdk.org/guides/nics/overview.html, table 1.1 lists all
> supported features.
> It has a single line for "Flow API" that refers to rte_flow support.
> rte_flow is composed of many items and actions that are not expressed in
> this single line.
> The following new tables are suggested:
> 1. rte_flow items
> 2. rte_flow actions

Hi Asaf,

I understand the intention, but I am not sure about this.

The Flow API does not provide a capability or feature list in the API level, by 
design, because it is very hard to do it correct, but this patch tries to do it 
in the documentation level.

This will be missing lots of details, the flow items and actions documented as 
supported may and may not be supported based on the details.

It will be very hard to read this table (when it becomes full), also will be 
very hard to maintain.

Let me start with a question, who do you think will be your consumer?
Who will benefit from this table and how?

> Also, since each table needs a new section in the pmd ini
> file that might not be relevant for all pmds, the print
> error message for missing section in conf.py is removed.
> Signed-off-by: Asaf Penso <asafp at nvidia.com>


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