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authorMoti Haimovsky <>2019-07-01 12:34:22 +0300
committerFerruh Yigit <>2019-07-05 01:52:02 +0200
commit5291c601bb93e8461ee0c51a6a3385d83825f88b (patch)
treea89a71feb97024e774a3fa95588f4ed8a229b7cd /doc/guides/nics/mlx5.rst
parent8f0fa0c0adf5dac18641af89143eabea0662f5a2 (diff)
net/mlx5: remove TCF support
This commit removes the support of configuring the device E-switch using TCF since it is now possible to configure it via DR (direct verbs rules), and by that to also remove the PMD dependency in libmnl. Signed-off-by: Moti Haimovsky <> Acked-by: Viacheslav Ovsiienko <>
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@@ -551,12 +551,6 @@ DPDK and must be installed separately:
This library basically implements send/receive calls to the hardware
-- **libmnl**
- Minimalistic Netlink library mainly relied on to manage E-Switch flow
- rules (i.e. those with the "transfer" attribute and typically involving
- port representors).
- **Kernel modules**
They provide the kernel-side Verbs API and low level device drivers that
@@ -652,19 +646,6 @@ required from that distribution.
this DPDK release was developed and tested against is strongly
recommended. Please check the `prerequisites`_.
-Minimal version for libmnl is **1.0.3**.
-As a dependency of the **iproute2** suite, this library is often installed
-by default. It is otherwise readily available through standard system
-Its development headers must be installed in order to compile this PMD.
-These packages are usually named **libmnl-dev** or **libmnl-devel**
-depending on the Linux distribution.
Supported NICs