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-rw-r--r--doc/guides/prog_guide/generic_segmentation_offload_lib.rst10
-rw-r--r--doc/guides/testpmd_app_ug/testpmd_funcs.rst7
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diff --git a/doc/guides/prog_guide/generic_segmentation_offload_lib.rst b/doc/guides/prog_guide/generic_segmentation_offload_lib.rst
index 9959f0d..0cfc119 100644
--- a/doc/guides/prog_guide/generic_segmentation_offload_lib.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/prog_guide/generic_segmentation_offload_lib.rst
@@ -43,6 +43,7 @@ Limitations
#. Currently, the GSO library supports the following IPv4 packet types:
- TCP
+ - UDP
- VxLAN
- GRE
@@ -146,6 +147,15 @@ TCP/IPv4 GSO
TCP/IPv4 GSO supports segmentation of suitably large TCP/IPv4 packets, which
may also contain an optional VLAN tag.
+UDP/IPv4 GSO
+~~~~~~~~~~~~
+UDP/IPv4 GSO supports segmentation of suitably large UDP/IPv4 packets, which
+may also contain an optional VLAN tag. UDP GSO is the same as IP fragmentation.
+Specifically, UDP GSO treats the UDP header as a part of the payload and
+does not modify it during segmentation. Therefore, after UDP GSO, only the
+first output packet has the original UDP header, and others just have l2
+and l3 headers.
+
VxLAN GSO
~~~~~~~~~
VxLAN packets GSO supports segmentation of suitably large VxLAN packets,
diff --git a/doc/guides/testpmd_app_ug/testpmd_funcs.rst b/doc/guides/testpmd_app_ug/testpmd_funcs.rst
index 0d6fd50..6f2de24 100644
--- a/doc/guides/testpmd_app_ug/testpmd_funcs.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/testpmd_app_ug/testpmd_funcs.rst
@@ -1059,6 +1059,13 @@ By default, GSO is disabled for all ports.
testpmd> csum set tcp hw <port_id>
+ UDP GSO is the same as IP fragmentation, which treats the UDP header
+ as the payload and does not modify it during segmentation. That is,
+ after UDP GSO, only the first output fragment has the original UDP
+ header. Therefore, users need to enable HW IP checksum calculation
+ and SW UDP checksum calculation for GSO-enabled ports, if they want
+ correct checksums for UDP/IPv4 packets.
+
set gso segsz
~~~~~~~~~~~~~