Since its inception, the rte_flow RSS action has been relying in part on
struct rte_eth_rss_conf for compatibility with the legacy RSS API. This
structure lacks parameters such as the hash function to use, and more
recently, a method to tell which layer RSS should be performed on .
Given struct rte_eth_rss_conf will never be flexible enough to represent a
complete RSS configuration (e.g. RETA table), struct rte_flow_action_rss
will be extended instead.
Depending on the outcome of RSS level implementation work, this deprecation
notice may either cancel or come in conjunction with .
Signed-off-by: Adrien Mazarguil <adrien.mazarg...@6wind.com>
doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst | 5 +++++
1 file changed, 5 insertions(+)
diff --git a/doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst
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@@ -67,3 +67,8 @@ Deprecation Notices
(non-)terminating property of actions will be discarded. Instead, flow
rules themselves will be considered terminating by default unless a
PASSTHRU action is also specified.
+* rte_flow: RSS action will stop relying on the legacy ``struct
+ rte_eth_rss_conf`` due to its limitations. All parameters, including the
+ currently missing hash function to use will be made part of ``struct
+ rte_flow_action_rss`` directly.