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From: Thomas Monjalon <thomas@monjalon.net>
To: Eli Britstein <elibr@nvidia.com>
Cc: dev@dpdk.org, Gaetan Rivet <gaetanr@nvidia.com>,
	Asaf Penso <asafp@nvidia.com>, Ori Kam <orika@nvidia.com>,
	stable@dpdk.org, matan@nvidia.com, viacheslavo@nvidia.com
Subject: Re: [dpdk-dev] [PATCH] doc: add Linux rawio capability requirement in mlx5 guide
Date: Thu, 01 Apr 2021 15:15:39 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <5487886.mdHJMh5dvu@thomas> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <3ded5f26-d1c7-0d87-0e5d-50ef183e29cc@nvidia.com>

01/04/2021 14:06, Eli Britstein:
> On 4/1/2021 2:39 PM, Thomas Monjalon wrote:
> > About the title: "rawio" is not a word.
> > "raw IO" would be better.
> It was meant for cap_sys_rawio. As underscores are not allowed in the 
> title, I used "rawio".
> I think "raw IO" misses that meaning. What do you think?

I think "raw IO capability" can be understood by everybody.
Otherwise "cap_sys_rawio" may be more explicit for those who know.

> > 01/04/2021 09:49, Eli Britstein:
> >> For an application to be able to create "transfer" rte_flows for mlx5
> > What is "tranfer" rule?
> https://doc.dpdk.org/guides/prog_guide/rte_flow.html#attribute-transfer
> How would you suggest to call it?

"transfer flow rule" is OK.
Or maybe more explicit: "flow rule with transfer attribute".

> >> +``cap_sys_rawio`` optional
> >> +   For the application to be able to apply rte_flow flows in transfer
> >> +   mode.
> > 
> > "For the application" looks useless.
> > We don't apply "rte_flow flows" but "flow rules".
> > What is "transfer mode"? It is not mentioned elsewhere in this doc.

You could add the link to the transfer attribute here.

> > How this capability is related to dv_esw_en?
> I think FDB flows are applicable only if dv_esw_en=1. Do you think need 
> to mention it here?


> > Do we need it in case of trusted VF?
> I think a VF, even if trusted cannot apply FDB flows. Only the ESW manager.

Please confirm, and document if it applies only to PF, etc.

When looking at the Linux driver, it seems cap_sys_rawio
is required for all these features:
What does apply to the DPDK driver?

      reply	other threads:[~2021-04-01 13:15 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-04-01  7:49 Eli Britstein
2021-04-01 11:39 ` Thomas Monjalon
2021-04-01 12:06   ` Eli Britstein
2021-04-01 13:15     ` Thomas Monjalon [this message]

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