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From: Asaf Penso <asafp@nvidia.com>
To: Ferruh Yigit <ferruh.yigit@intel.com>, "dev@dpdk.org" <dev@dpdk.org>
Cc: NBU-Contact-Thomas Monjalon <thomas@monjalon.net>,
	"Gal Cohen (ProdM)" <galco@nvidia.com>,
	Andrew Rybchenko <arybchenko@solarflare.com>
Subject: Re: [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4] doc: add new tables for rte flow items and actions support
Date: Wed, 17 Feb 2021 05:57:55 +0000
Message-ID: <DM5PR12MB24068CEC6A2307E989E6DF35CD869@DM5PR12MB2406.namprd12.prod.outlook.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <c1bd47eb-94ed-7607-ed93-0f31ee95335d@intel.com>

Hello Ferruh, thanks for the reply and please see my below comments.

Regards,
Asaf Penso

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Ferruh Yigit <ferruh.yigit@intel.com>
>Sent: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 3:14 PM
>To: Asaf Penso <asafp@nvidia.com>; dev@dpdk.org
>Cc: NBU-Contact-Thomas Monjalon <thomas@monjalon.net>; Andrew
>Rybchenko <arybchenko@solarflare.com>
>Subject: Re: [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4] doc: add new tables for rte flow items and
>actions support
>
>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.
>

Which missing details are you referring to? All flow items and all actions are listed.

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

As part of any documentation change in rte_flow the developer would also need to update this table.
Why would it 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?

We get a lot of questions from users regarding rte_flow support and we do not have a single place with proper documentation.
I can ask the same about the overall feature table, right? There is a value to document the support.

>
>
>> 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@nvidia.com>
>
><...>

  reply	other threads:[~2021-02-17  5:58 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 32+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-02-04 17:05 [dpdk-dev] [PATCH] " Asaf Penso
2021-02-04 22:09 ` Thomas Monjalon
2021-02-07  8:46   ` Asaf Penso
2021-02-07  9:44     ` Thomas Monjalon
2021-02-07  9:27 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2] " Asaf Penso
2021-02-07 10:46   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3] " Asaf Penso
2021-02-07 10:52     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4] " Asaf Penso
2021-02-08 12:58       ` Thomas Monjalon
2021-02-16 13:13       ` Ferruh Yigit
2021-02-17  5:57         ` Asaf Penso [this message]
2021-02-17 10:37           ` Ferruh Yigit
2021-02-17 10:49             ` Thomas Monjalon
2021-02-18 16:12               ` Asaf Penso
2021-02-18 17:58               ` Ajit Khaparde
2021-02-18 18:45                 ` Ferruh Yigit
2021-04-06 15:07                   ` Thomas Monjalon
2021-04-07 22:33 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v5 0/3] rte_flow doc matrix Thomas Monjalon
2021-04-07 22:33   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v5 1/3] doc: rename sfc features file Thomas Monjalon
2021-04-07 22:33   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v5 2/3] doc: add flow API features tables Thomas Monjalon
2021-04-08  8:45     ` [dpdk-dev] [EXT] " Kiran Kumar Kokkilagadda
2021-05-14 10:42     ` [dpdk-dev] " Ferruh Yigit
2021-05-14 11:52       ` Thomas Monjalon
2021-04-07 22:33   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v5 3/3] devtools: check flow API doc tables Thomas Monjalon
2021-05-13 18:40     ` Ferruh Yigit
2021-05-18 12:46       ` Thomas Monjalon
2021-05-14 10:51     ` Ferruh Yigit
2021-05-18 10:33       ` Thomas Monjalon
2021-05-18 13:28 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v6 0/3] rte_flow doc matrix Thomas Monjalon
2021-05-18 13:28   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v6 1/3] doc: rename sfc features file Thomas Monjalon
2021-05-18 13:28   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v6 2/3] doc: add flow API features tables Thomas Monjalon
2021-05-18 13:28   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v6 3/3] devtools: check flow API doc tables Thomas Monjalon
2021-05-18 16:54   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v6 0/3] rte_flow doc matrix Thomas Monjalon

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