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authorDavid Hunt <>2017-03-20 10:08:40 +0000
committerThomas Monjalon <>2017-03-29 16:46:58 +0200
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doc: update distributor lib guide for new burst API
Signed-off-by: David Hunt <> Acked-by: John McNamara <> Acked-by: Bruce Richardson <>
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@@ -42,6 +42,10 @@ The model of operation is shown in the diagram below.
Packet Distributor mode of operation
+There are two modes of operation of the API in the distributor library,
+one which sends one packet at a time to workers using 32-bits for flow_id,
+and an optimized mode which sends bursts of up to 8 packets at a time to workers, using 15 bits of flow_id.
+The mode is selected by the type field in the ``rte_distributor_create()`` function.
Distributor Core Operation