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authorThomas Monjalon <>2019-01-30 12:20:19 +0100
committerThomas Monjalon <>2019-01-31 18:41:07 +0100
commit0e0fb9431cf351852f6c0f8ae9f46993c8461da5 (patch)
parent610f8f441a6c7b3a6c8729137253b0a39d297ca9 (diff)
doc: add references to flow isolated mode in NICs guide
Some drivers (mlx, mvpp2, sfc) support the flow isolated mode, but the feature was not advertised. A reference to the feature description is added for each driver. Signed-off-by: Thomas Monjalon <> Acked-by: Shahaf Shuler <>
5 files changed, 12 insertions, 3 deletions
diff --git a/doc/guides/nics/mlx4.rst b/doc/guides/nics/mlx4.rst
index 4d4842c..4ad361a 100644
--- a/doc/guides/nics/mlx4.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/nics/mlx4.rst
@@ -46,6 +46,8 @@ This capability allows the PMD to coexist with kernel network interfaces
which remain functional, although they stop receiving unicast packets as
long as they share the same MAC address.
+The :ref:`flow_isolated_mode` is supported.
Compiling librte_pmd_mlx4 causes DPDK to be linked against libibverbs.
diff --git a/doc/guides/nics/mlx5.rst b/doc/guides/nics/mlx5.rst
index af102f1..0b67496 100644
--- a/doc/guides/nics/mlx5.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/nics/mlx5.rst
@@ -67,7 +67,7 @@ Features
- Hardware checksum offloads.
-- Flow API.
+- Flow API, including :ref:`flow_isolated_mode`.
- Multiple process.
- KVM and VMware ESX SR-IOV modes are supported.
- RSS hash result is supported.
diff --git a/doc/guides/nics/mvpp2.rst b/doc/guides/nics/mvpp2.rst
index 9dcb93d..4101d2d 100644
--- a/doc/guides/nics/mvpp2.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/nics/mvpp2.rst
@@ -410,6 +410,9 @@ Flow API
PPv2 offers packet classification capabilities via classifier engine which
can be configured via generic flow API offered by DPDK.
+The :ref:`flow_isolated_mode` is supported.
For an additional description please refer to DPDK :doc:`../prog_guide/rte_flow`.
Supported flow actions
diff --git a/doc/guides/nics/sfc_efx.rst b/doc/guides/nics/sfc_efx.rst
index 4006528..028c92c 100644
--- a/doc/guides/nics/sfc_efx.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/nics/sfc_efx.rst
@@ -207,6 +207,8 @@ Supported actions:
Validating flow rules depends on the firmware variant.
+The :ref:`flow_isolated_mode` is supported.
Ethernet destinaton individual/group match
diff --git a/doc/guides/prog_guide/rte_flow.rst b/doc/guides/prog_guide/rte_flow.rst
index 472dcef..0203f4f 100644
--- a/doc/guides/prog_guide/rte_flow.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/prog_guide/rte_flow.rst
@@ -2557,8 +2557,10 @@ Return values:
- 0 on success, a negative errno value otherwise and ``rte_errno`` is set.
-Isolated mode
+.. _flow_isolated_mode:
+Flow isolated mode
The general expectation for ingress traffic is that flow rules process it
first; the remaining unmatched or pass-through traffic usually ends up in a