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authorAdrien Mazarguil <adrien.mazarguil@6wind.com>2018-04-25 17:28:01 +0200
committerFerruh Yigit <ferruh.yigit@intel.com>2018-04-27 18:00:54 +0100
commit76e9a55b5b8248f5b48d3819a7c878fa11d68726 (patch)
treeff829925d130a967a5bfd63dec6802a8ada2986a
parent0730ab674cb1854d3d9993600dbe41b8a49348bf (diff)
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ethdev: add transfer attribute to flow API
This new attribute enables applications to create flow rules that do not simply match traffic whose origin is specified in the pattern (e.g. some non-default physical port or VF), but actively affect it by applying the flow rule at the lowest possible level in the underlying device. It breaks ABI compatibility for the following public functions: - rte_flow_copy() - rte_flow_create() - rte_flow_validate() Signed-off-by: Adrien Mazarguil <adrien.mazarguil@6wind.com>
-rw-r--r--app/test-pmd/cmdline_flow.c11
-rw-r--r--app/test-pmd/config.c6
-rw-r--r--doc/guides/prog_guide/rte_flow.rst26
-rw-r--r--doc/guides/rel_notes/release_18_05.rst7
-rw-r--r--doc/guides/testpmd_app_ug/testpmd_funcs.rst11
-rw-r--r--drivers/net/bnxt/bnxt_filter.c8
-rw-r--r--drivers/net/e1000/igb_flow.c44
-rw-r--r--drivers/net/enic/enic_flow.c6
-rw-r--r--drivers/net/i40e/i40e_flow.c8
-rw-r--r--drivers/net/ixgbe/ixgbe_flow.c53
-rw-r--r--drivers/net/mlx4/mlx4_flow.c4
-rw-r--r--drivers/net/mlx5/mlx5_flow.c7
-rw-r--r--drivers/net/mvpp2/mrvl_flow.c6
-rw-r--r--drivers/net/sfc/sfc_flow.c6
-rw-r--r--drivers/net/tap/tap_flow.c6
-rw-r--r--lib/librte_ether/rte_flow.h22
16 files changed, 220 insertions, 11 deletions
diff --git a/app/test-pmd/cmdline_flow.c b/app/test-pmd/cmdline_flow.c
index f8f2a55..1c6b5a1 100644
--- a/app/test-pmd/cmdline_flow.c
+++ b/app/test-pmd/cmdline_flow.c
@@ -69,6 +69,7 @@ enum index {
PRIORITY,
INGRESS,
EGRESS,
+ TRANSFER,
/* Validate/create pattern. */
PATTERN,
@@ -407,6 +408,7 @@ static const enum index next_vc_attr[] = {
PRIORITY,
INGRESS,
EGRESS,
+ TRANSFER,
PATTERN,
ZERO,
};
@@ -960,6 +962,12 @@ static const struct token token_list[] = {
.next = NEXT(next_vc_attr),
.call = parse_vc,
},
+ [TRANSFER] = {
+ .name = "transfer",
+ .help = "apply rule directly to endpoints found in pattern",
+ .next = NEXT(next_vc_attr),
+ .call = parse_vc,
+ },
/* Validate/create pattern. */
[PATTERN] = {
.name = "pattern",
@@ -1945,6 +1953,9 @@ parse_vc(struct context *ctx, const struct token *token,
case EGRESS:
out->args.vc.attr.egress = 1;
return len;
+ case TRANSFER:
+ out->args.vc.attr.transfer = 1;
+ return len;
case PATTERN:
out->args.vc.pattern =
(void *)RTE_ALIGN_CEIL((uintptr_t)(out + 1),
diff --git a/app/test-pmd/config.c b/app/test-pmd/config.c
index b27bdf7..032cbb1 100644
--- a/app/test-pmd/config.c
+++ b/app/test-pmd/config.c
@@ -1256,6 +1256,7 @@ port_flow_complain(struct rte_flow_error *error)
[RTE_FLOW_ERROR_TYPE_ATTR_PRIORITY] = "priority field",
[RTE_FLOW_ERROR_TYPE_ATTR_INGRESS] = "ingress field",
[RTE_FLOW_ERROR_TYPE_ATTR_EGRESS] = "egress field",
+ [RTE_FLOW_ERROR_TYPE_ATTR_TRANSFER] = "transfer field",
[RTE_FLOW_ERROR_TYPE_ATTR] = "attributes structure",
[RTE_FLOW_ERROR_TYPE_ITEM_NUM] = "pattern length",
[RTE_FLOW_ERROR_TYPE_ITEM_SPEC] = "item specification",
@@ -1521,12 +1522,13 @@ port_flow_list(portid_t port_id, uint32_t n, const uint32_t group[n])
const struct rte_flow_item *item = pf->pattern;
const struct rte_flow_action *action = pf->actions;
- printf("%" PRIu32 "\t%" PRIu32 "\t%" PRIu32 "\t%c%c\t",
+ printf("%" PRIu32 "\t%" PRIu32 "\t%" PRIu32 "\t%c%c%c\t",
pf->id,
pf->attr.group,
pf->attr.priority,
pf->attr.ingress ? 'i' : '-',
- pf->attr.egress ? 'e' : '-');
+ pf->attr.egress ? 'e' : '-',
+ pf->attr.transfer ? 't' : '-');
while (item->type != RTE_FLOW_ITEM_TYPE_END) {
if (item->type != RTE_FLOW_ITEM_TYPE_VOID)
printf("%s ", flow_item[item->type].name);
diff --git a/doc/guides/prog_guide/rte_flow.rst b/doc/guides/prog_guide/rte_flow.rst
index c62a805..550a4c9 100644
--- a/doc/guides/prog_guide/rte_flow.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/prog_guide/rte_flow.rst
@@ -170,7 +170,13 @@ Note that support for more than a single priority level is not guaranteed.
Attribute: Traffic direction
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
-Flow rules can apply to inbound and/or outbound traffic (ingress/egress).
+Flow rule patterns apply to inbound and/or outbound traffic.
+
+In the context of this API, **ingress** and **egress** respectively stand
+for **inbound** and **outbound** based on the standpoint of the application
+creating a flow rule.
+
+There are no exceptions to this definition.
Several pattern items and actions are valid and can be used in both
directions. At least one direction must be specified.
@@ -178,6 +184,24 @@ directions. At least one direction must be specified.
Specifying both directions at once for a given rule is not recommended but
may be valid in a few cases (e.g. shared counters).
+Attribute: Transfer
+^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+
+Instead of simply matching the properties of traffic as it would appear on a
+given DPDK port ID, enabling this attribute transfers a flow rule to the
+lowest possible level of any device endpoints found in the pattern.
+
+When supported, this effectively enables an application to reroute traffic
+not necessarily intended for it (e.g. coming from or addressed to different
+physical ports, VFs or applications) at the device level.
+
+It complements the behavior of some pattern items such as `Item: PORT`_ and
+is meaningless without them.
+
+When transferring flow rules, **ingress** and **egress** attributes
+(`Attribute: Traffic direction`_) keep their original meaning, as if
+processing traffic emitted or received by the application.
+
Pattern item
~~~~~~~~~~~~
diff --git a/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_18_05.rst b/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_18_05.rst
index 5cdc4f4..c28d02a 100644
--- a/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_18_05.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_18_05.rst
@@ -281,6 +281,8 @@ API Changes
* The VLAN pattern item (``struct rte_flow_item_vlan``) was modified to
include inner EtherType instead of outer TPID. Its default mask was also
modified to cover the VID part (lower 12 bits) of TCI only.
+ * A new transfer attribute was added to ``struct rte_flow_attr`` in order
+ to clarify the behavior of some pattern items.
ABI Changes
@@ -331,8 +333,9 @@ ABI Changes
of the unused DUP action (``enum rte_flow_action_type``), modified
behavior for flow rule actions (see API changes), removal of C99 flexible
array from RAW pattern item (``struct rte_flow_item_raw``), complete
- rework of the RSS action definition (``struct rte_flow_action_rss``) and
- sanity fix in the VLAN pattern item (``struct rte_flow_item_vlan``).
+ rework of the RSS action definition (``struct rte_flow_action_rss``),
+ sanity fix in the VLAN pattern item (``struct rte_flow_item_vlan``) and
+ new transfer attribute (``struct rte_flow_attr``).
Removed Items
diff --git a/doc/guides/testpmd_app_ug/testpmd_funcs.rst b/doc/guides/testpmd_app_ug/testpmd_funcs.rst
index 007b24f..454157d 100644
--- a/doc/guides/testpmd_app_ug/testpmd_funcs.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/testpmd_app_ug/testpmd_funcs.rst
@@ -2994,14 +2994,14 @@ following sections.
- Check whether a flow rule can be created::
flow validate {port_id}
- [group {group_id}] [priority {level}] [ingress] [egress]
+ [group {group_id}] [priority {level}] [ingress] [egress] [transfer]
pattern {item} [/ {item} [...]] / end
actions {action} [/ {action} [...]] / end
- Create a flow rule::
flow create {port_id}
- [group {group_id}] [priority {level}] [ingress] [egress]
+ [group {group_id}] [priority {level}] [ingress] [egress] [transfer]
pattern {item} [/ {item} [...]] / end
actions {action} [/ {action} [...]] / end
@@ -3034,7 +3034,7 @@ underlying device in its current state but stops short of creating it. It is
bound to ``rte_flow_validate()``::
flow validate {port_id}
- [group {group_id}] [priority {level}] [ingress] [egress]
+ [group {group_id}] [priority {level}] [ingress] [egress] [transfer]
pattern {item} [/ {item} [...]] / end
actions {action} [/ {action} [...]] / end
@@ -3071,7 +3071,7 @@ Creating flow rules
to ``rte_flow_create()``::
flow create {port_id}
- [group {group_id}] [priority {level}] [ingress] [egress]
+ [group {group_id}] [priority {level}] [ingress] [egress] [transfer]
pattern {item} [/ {item} [...]] / end
actions {action} [/ {action} [...]] / end
@@ -3085,7 +3085,7 @@ Otherwise it will show an error message of the form::
Parameters describe in the following order:
-- Attributes (*group*, *priority*, *ingress*, *egress* tokens).
+- Attributes (*group*, *priority*, *ingress*, *egress*, *transfer* tokens).
- A matching pattern, starting with the *pattern* token and terminated by an
*end* pattern item.
- Actions, starting with the *actions* token and terminated by an *end*
@@ -3113,6 +3113,7 @@ specified before the ``pattern`` token.
- ``priority {level}``: priority level within group.
- ``ingress``: rule applies to ingress traffic.
- ``egress``: rule applies to egress traffic.
+- ``transfer``: apply rule directly to endpoints found in pattern.
Each instance of an attribute specified several times overrides the previous
value as shown below (group 4 is used)::
diff --git a/drivers/net/bnxt/bnxt_filter.c b/drivers/net/bnxt/bnxt_filter.c
index 25806bd..68deb34 100644
--- a/drivers/net/bnxt/bnxt_filter.c
+++ b/drivers/net/bnxt/bnxt_filter.c
@@ -754,6 +754,14 @@ bnxt_flow_parse_attr(const struct rte_flow_attr *attr,
}
/* Not supported */
+ if (attr->transfer) {
+ rte_flow_error_set(error, EINVAL,
+ RTE_FLOW_ERROR_TYPE_ATTR_TRANSFER,
+ attr, "No support for transfer.");
+ return -rte_errno;
+ }
+
+ /* Not supported */
if (attr->priority) {
rte_flow_error_set(error, EINVAL,
RTE_FLOW_ERROR_TYPE_ATTR_PRIORITY,
diff --git a/drivers/net/e1000/igb_flow.c b/drivers/net/e1000/igb_flow.c
index d1c0b4b..0738529 100644
--- a/drivers/net/e1000/igb_flow.c
+++ b/drivers/net/e1000/igb_flow.c
@@ -379,6 +379,15 @@ cons_parse_ntuple_filter(const struct rte_flow_attr *attr,
return -rte_errno;
}
+ /* not supported */
+ if (attr->transfer) {
+ memset(filter, 0, sizeof(struct rte_eth_ntuple_filter));
+ rte_flow_error_set(error, EINVAL,
+ RTE_FLOW_ERROR_TYPE_ATTR_TRANSFER,
+ attr, "No support for transfer.");
+ return -rte_errno;
+ }
+
if (attr->priority > 0xFFFF) {
memset(filter, 0, sizeof(struct rte_eth_ntuple_filter));
rte_flow_error_set(error, EINVAL,
@@ -624,6 +633,14 @@ cons_parse_ethertype_filter(const struct rte_flow_attr *attr,
}
/* Not supported */
+ if (attr->transfer) {
+ rte_flow_error_set(error, EINVAL,
+ RTE_FLOW_ERROR_TYPE_ATTR_TRANSFER,
+ attr, "No support for transfer.");
+ return -rte_errno;
+ }
+
+ /* Not supported */
if (attr->priority) {
rte_flow_error_set(error, EINVAL,
RTE_FLOW_ERROR_TYPE_ATTR_PRIORITY,
@@ -923,6 +940,15 @@ cons_parse_syn_filter(const struct rte_flow_attr *attr,
return -rte_errno;
}
+ /* not supported */
+ if (attr->transfer) {
+ memset(filter, 0, sizeof(struct rte_eth_syn_filter));
+ rte_flow_error_set(error, EINVAL,
+ RTE_FLOW_ERROR_TYPE_ATTR_TRANSFER,
+ attr, "No support for transfer.");
+ return -rte_errno;
+ }
+
/* Support 2 priorities, the lowest or highest. */
if (!attr->priority) {
filter->hig_pri = 0;
@@ -1211,6 +1237,15 @@ item_loop:
return -rte_errno;
}
+ /* not supported */
+ if (attr->transfer) {
+ memset(filter, 0, sizeof(struct rte_eth_flex_filter));
+ rte_flow_error_set(error, EINVAL,
+ RTE_FLOW_ERROR_TYPE_ATTR_TRANSFER,
+ attr, "No support for transfer.");
+ return -rte_errno;
+ }
+
if (attr->priority > 0xFFFF) {
memset(filter, 0, sizeof(struct rte_eth_flex_filter));
rte_flow_error_set(error, EINVAL,
@@ -1361,6 +1396,15 @@ igb_parse_rss_filter(struct rte_eth_dev *dev,
return -rte_errno;
}
+ /* not supported */
+ if (attr->transfer) {
+ memset(rss_conf, 0, sizeof(struct igb_rte_flow_rss_conf));
+ rte_flow_error_set(error, EINVAL,
+ RTE_FLOW_ERROR_TYPE_ATTR_TRANSFER,
+ attr, "No support for transfer.");
+ return -rte_errno;
+ }
+
if (attr->priority > 0xFFFF) {
memset(rss_conf, 0, sizeof(struct igb_rte_flow_rss_conf));
rte_flow_error_set(error, EINVAL,
diff --git a/drivers/net/enic/enic_flow.c b/drivers/net/enic/enic_flow.c
index eea14ee..525f3dd 100644
--- a/drivers/net/enic/enic_flow.c
+++ b/drivers/net/enic/enic_flow.c
@@ -1318,6 +1318,12 @@ enic_flow_parse(struct rte_eth_dev *dev,
NULL,
"egress is not supported");
return -rte_errno;
+ } else if (attrs->transfer) {
+ rte_flow_error_set(error, ENOTSUP,
+ RTE_FLOW_ERROR_TYPE_ATTR_TRANSFER,
+ NULL,
+ "transfer is not supported");
+ return -rte_errno;
} else if (!attrs->ingress) {
rte_flow_error_set(error, ENOTSUP,
RTE_FLOW_ERROR_TYPE_ATTR_INGRESS,
diff --git a/drivers/net/i40e/i40e_flow.c b/drivers/net/i40e/i40e_flow.c
index 470ab93..f416b6a 100644
--- a/drivers/net/i40e/i40e_flow.c
+++ b/drivers/net/i40e/i40e_flow.c
@@ -1918,6 +1918,14 @@ i40e_flow_parse_attr(const struct rte_flow_attr *attr,
}
/* Not supported */
+ if (attr->transfer) {
+ rte_flow_error_set(error, EINVAL,
+ RTE_FLOW_ERROR_TYPE_ATTR_TRANSFER,
+ attr, "No support for transfer.");
+ return -rte_errno;
+ }
+
+ /* Not supported */
if (attr->priority) {
rte_flow_error_set(error, EINVAL,
RTE_FLOW_ERROR_TYPE_ATTR_PRIORITY,
diff --git a/drivers/net/ixgbe/ixgbe_flow.c b/drivers/net/ixgbe/ixgbe_flow.c
index 438bfcd..eb0644c 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ixgbe/ixgbe_flow.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ixgbe/ixgbe_flow.c
@@ -557,6 +557,15 @@ action:
return -rte_errno;
}
+ /* not supported */
+ if (attr->transfer) {
+ memset(filter, 0, sizeof(struct rte_eth_ntuple_filter));
+ rte_flow_error_set(error, EINVAL,
+ RTE_FLOW_ERROR_TYPE_ATTR_TRANSFER,
+ attr, "No support for transfer.");
+ return -rte_errno;
+ }
+
if (attr->priority > 0xFFFF) {
memset(filter, 0, sizeof(struct rte_eth_ntuple_filter));
rte_flow_error_set(error, EINVAL,
@@ -787,6 +796,14 @@ cons_parse_ethertype_filter(const struct rte_flow_attr *attr,
}
/* Not supported */
+ if (attr->transfer) {
+ rte_flow_error_set(error, EINVAL,
+ RTE_FLOW_ERROR_TYPE_ATTR_TRANSFER,
+ attr, "No support for transfer.");
+ return -rte_errno;
+ }
+
+ /* Not supported */
if (attr->priority) {
rte_flow_error_set(error, EINVAL,
RTE_FLOW_ERROR_TYPE_ATTR_PRIORITY,
@@ -1078,6 +1095,15 @@ cons_parse_syn_filter(const struct rte_flow_attr *attr,
return -rte_errno;
}
+ /* not supported */
+ if (attr->transfer) {
+ memset(filter, 0, sizeof(struct rte_eth_syn_filter));
+ rte_flow_error_set(error, EINVAL,
+ RTE_FLOW_ERROR_TYPE_ATTR_TRANSFER,
+ attr, "No support for transfer.");
+ return -rte_errno;
+ }
+
/* Support 2 priorities, the lowest or highest. */
if (!attr->priority) {
filter->hig_pri = 0;
@@ -1250,6 +1276,15 @@ cons_parse_l2_tn_filter(struct rte_eth_dev *dev,
}
/* not supported */
+ if (attr->transfer) {
+ memset(filter, 0, sizeof(struct rte_eth_l2_tunnel_conf));
+ rte_flow_error_set(error, EINVAL,
+ RTE_FLOW_ERROR_TYPE_ATTR_TRANSFER,
+ attr, "No support for transfer.");
+ return -rte_errno;
+ }
+
+ /* not supported */
if (attr->priority) {
memset(filter, 0, sizeof(struct rte_eth_l2_tunnel_conf));
rte_flow_error_set(error, EINVAL,
@@ -1354,6 +1389,15 @@ ixgbe_parse_fdir_act_attr(const struct rte_flow_attr *attr,
}
/* not supported */
+ if (attr->transfer) {
+ memset(rule, 0, sizeof(struct ixgbe_fdir_rule));
+ rte_flow_error_set(error, EINVAL,
+ RTE_FLOW_ERROR_TYPE_ATTR_TRANSFER,
+ attr, "No support for transfer.");
+ return -rte_errno;
+ }
+
+ /* not supported */
if (attr->priority) {
memset(rule, 0, sizeof(struct ixgbe_fdir_rule));
rte_flow_error_set(error, EINVAL,
@@ -2829,6 +2873,15 @@ ixgbe_parse_rss_filter(struct rte_eth_dev *dev,
return -rte_errno;
}
+ /* not supported */
+ if (attr->transfer) {
+ memset(rss_conf, 0, sizeof(struct ixgbe_rte_flow_rss_conf));
+ rte_flow_error_set(error, EINVAL,
+ RTE_FLOW_ERROR_TYPE_ATTR_TRANSFER,
+ attr, "No support for transfer.");
+ return -rte_errno;
+ }
+
if (attr->priority > 0xFFFF) {
memset(rss_conf, 0, sizeof(struct ixgbe_rte_flow_rss_conf));
rte_flow_error_set(error, EINVAL,
diff --git a/drivers/net/mlx4/mlx4_flow.c b/drivers/net/mlx4/mlx4_flow.c
index ce36ac7..e3d7aa8 100644
--- a/drivers/net/mlx4/mlx4_flow.c
+++ b/drivers/net/mlx4/mlx4_flow.c
@@ -652,6 +652,10 @@ mlx4_flow_prepare(struct priv *priv,
return rte_flow_error_set
(error, ENOTSUP, RTE_FLOW_ERROR_TYPE_ATTR_EGRESS,
NULL, "egress is not supported");
+ if (attr->transfer)
+ return rte_flow_error_set
+ (error, ENOTSUP, RTE_FLOW_ERROR_TYPE_ATTR_TRANSFER,
+ NULL, "transfer is not supported");
if (!attr->ingress)
return rte_flow_error_set
(error, ENOTSUP, RTE_FLOW_ERROR_TYPE_ATTR_INGRESS,
diff --git a/drivers/net/mlx5/mlx5_flow.c b/drivers/net/mlx5/mlx5_flow.c
index d77598b..41a7c64 100644
--- a/drivers/net/mlx5/mlx5_flow.c
+++ b/drivers/net/mlx5/mlx5_flow.c
@@ -576,6 +576,13 @@ mlx5_flow_convert_attributes(const struct rte_flow_attr *attr,
"egress is not supported");
return -rte_errno;
}
+ if (attr->transfer) {
+ rte_flow_error_set(error, ENOTSUP,
+ RTE_FLOW_ERROR_TYPE_ATTR_TRANSFER,
+ NULL,
+ "transfer is not supported");
+ return -rte_errno;
+ }
if (!attr->ingress) {
rte_flow_error_set(error, ENOTSUP,
RTE_FLOW_ERROR_TYPE_ATTR_INGRESS,
diff --git a/drivers/net/mvpp2/mrvl_flow.c b/drivers/net/mvpp2/mrvl_flow.c
index 313b9f3..437c987 100644
--- a/drivers/net/mvpp2/mrvl_flow.c
+++ b/drivers/net/mvpp2/mrvl_flow.c
@@ -2187,6 +2187,12 @@ mrvl_flow_parse_attr(struct mrvl_priv *priv __rte_unused,
"Egress is not supported");
return -rte_errno;
}
+ if (attr->transfer) {
+ rte_flow_error_set(error, ENOTSUP,
+ RTE_FLOW_ERROR_TYPE_ATTR_TRANSFER, NULL,
+ "Transfer is not supported");
+ return -rte_errno;
+ }
return 0;
}
diff --git a/drivers/net/sfc/sfc_flow.c b/drivers/net/sfc/sfc_flow.c
index cd6a61b..bcde2c2 100644
--- a/drivers/net/sfc/sfc_flow.c
+++ b/drivers/net/sfc/sfc_flow.c
@@ -1116,6 +1116,12 @@ sfc_flow_parse_attr(const struct rte_flow_attr *attr,
"Egress is not supported");
return -rte_errno;
}
+ if (attr->transfer != 0) {
+ rte_flow_error_set(error, ENOTSUP,
+ RTE_FLOW_ERROR_TYPE_ATTR_TRANSFER, attr,
+ "Transfer is not supported");
+ return -rte_errno;
+ }
if (attr->ingress == 0) {
rte_flow_error_set(error, ENOTSUP,
RTE_FLOW_ERROR_TYPE_ATTR_INGRESS, attr,
diff --git a/drivers/net/tap/tap_flow.c b/drivers/net/tap/tap_flow.c
index dff0931..ad2ba9f 100644
--- a/drivers/net/tap/tap_flow.c
+++ b/drivers/net/tap/tap_flow.c
@@ -1039,6 +1039,12 @@ priv_flow_process(struct pmd_internals *pmd,
};
int action = 0; /* Only one action authorized for now */
+ if (attr->transfer) {
+ rte_flow_error_set(
+ error, ENOTSUP, RTE_FLOW_ERROR_TYPE_ATTR_TRANSFER,
+ NULL, "transfer is not supported");
+ return -rte_errno;
+ }
if (attr->group > MAX_GROUP) {
rte_flow_error_set(
error, EINVAL, RTE_FLOW_ERROR_TYPE_ATTR_GROUP,
diff --git a/lib/librte_ether/rte_flow.h b/lib/librte_ether/rte_flow.h
index 513734d..ab2bf2d 100644
--- a/lib/librte_ether/rte_flow.h
+++ b/lib/librte_ether/rte_flow.h
@@ -72,7 +72,26 @@ struct rte_flow_attr {
uint32_t priority; /**< Priority level within group. */
uint32_t ingress:1; /**< Rule applies to ingress traffic. */
uint32_t egress:1; /**< Rule applies to egress traffic. */
- uint32_t reserved:30; /**< Reserved, must be zero. */
+ /**
+ * Instead of simply matching the properties of traffic as it would
+ * appear on a given DPDK port ID, enabling this attribute transfers
+ * a flow rule to the lowest possible level of any device endpoints
+ * found in the pattern.
+ *
+ * When supported, this effectively enables an application to
+ * re-route traffic not necessarily intended for it (e.g. coming
+ * from or addressed to different physical ports, VFs or
+ * applications) at the device level.
+ *
+ * It complements the behavior of some pattern items such as
+ * RTE_FLOW_ITEM_TYPE_PORT and is meaningless without them.
+ *
+ * When transferring flow rules, ingress and egress attributes keep
+ * their original meaning, as if processing traffic emitted or
+ * received by the application.
+ */
+ uint32_t transfer:1;
+ uint32_t reserved:29; /**< Reserved, must be zero. */
};
/**
@@ -1181,6 +1200,7 @@ enum rte_flow_error_type {
RTE_FLOW_ERROR_TYPE_ATTR_PRIORITY, /**< Priority field. */
RTE_FLOW_ERROR_TYPE_ATTR_INGRESS, /**< Ingress field. */
RTE_FLOW_ERROR_TYPE_ATTR_EGRESS, /**< Egress field. */
+ RTE_FLOW_ERROR_TYPE_ATTR_TRANSFER, /**< Transfer field. */
RTE_FLOW_ERROR_TYPE_ATTR, /**< Attributes structure. */
RTE_FLOW_ERROR_TYPE_ITEM_NUM, /**< Pattern length. */
RTE_FLOW_ERROR_TYPE_ITEM_SPEC, /**< Item specification. */