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From: Ferruh Yigit <ferruh.yigit@intel.com>
To: Asaf Penso <asafp@nvidia.com>, dev@dpdk.org
Cc: 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
Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2021 13:13:59 +0000
Message-ID: <c1bd47eb-94ed-7607-ed93-0f31ee95335d@intel.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <1612695128-31878-1-git-send-email-asafp@nvidia.com>

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@nvidia.com>

<...>

  parent reply	other threads:[~2021-02-16 13:14 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 [this message]
2021-02-17  5:57         ` Asaf Penso
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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