[ovs-dev] [PATCH v2 4/9] doc: Add "vdev" topic document

Stephen Finucane stephen at that.guru
Mon Apr 16 14:30:21 UTC 2018


These are separate things from physical, ring and vhost-user interfaces
and deserve their own documents. A couple of small typos are fixed along
the way.

Signed-off-by: Stephen Finucane <stephen at that.guru>
---
 Documentation/howto/dpdk.rst        | 29 ------------------
 Documentation/topics/dpdk/index.rst |  1 +
 Documentation/topics/dpdk/vdev.rst  | 59 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 3 files changed, 60 insertions(+), 29 deletions(-)
 create mode 100644 Documentation/topics/dpdk/vdev.rst

diff --git a/Documentation/howto/dpdk.rst b/Documentation/howto/dpdk.rst
index 531612880..9cb76b7e1 100644
--- a/Documentation/howto/dpdk.rst
+++ b/Documentation/howto/dpdk.rst
@@ -244,35 +244,6 @@ Note about "Extended Statistics": vHost ports supports only partial
 statistics. RX packet size based counter are only supported and
 doesn't include TX packet size counters.
 
-.. _vdev-support:
-
-Vdev Support
-------------
-
-DPDK provides drivers for both physical and virtual devices. Physical DPDK
-devices are added to OVS by specifying a valid PCI address in 'dpdk-devargs'.
-Virtual DPDK devices which do not have PCI addresses can be added using a
-different format for 'dpdk-devargs'.
-
-Typically, the format expected is 'eth_<driver_name><x>' where 'x' is a
-unique identifier of your choice for the given port.
-
-For example to add a dpdk port that uses the 'null' DPDK PMD driver::
-
-       $ ovs-vsctl add-port br0 null0 -- set Interface null0 type=dpdk \
-           options:dpdk-devargs=eth_null0
-
-Similarly, to add a dpdk port that uses the 'af_packet' DPDK PMD driver::
-
-       $ ovs-vsctl add-port br0 myeth0 -- set Interface myeth0 type=dpdk \
-           options:dpdk-devargs=eth_af_packet0,iface=eth0
-
-More information on the different types of virtual DPDK PMDs can be found in
-the `DPDK documentation
-<http://dpdk.org/doc/guides/nics/overview.html>`__.
-
-Note: Not all DPDK virtual PMD drivers have been tested and verified to work.
-
 EMC Insertion Probability
 -------------------------
 By default 1 in every 100 flows are inserted into the Exact Match Cache (EMC).
diff --git a/Documentation/topics/dpdk/index.rst b/Documentation/topics/dpdk/index.rst
index 4b4dc119a..c1e6ea78c 100644
--- a/Documentation/topics/dpdk/index.rst
+++ b/Documentation/topics/dpdk/index.rst
@@ -34,4 +34,5 @@ The DPDK Datapath
    /topics/dpdk/phy
    /topics/dpdk/vhost-user
    /topics/dpdk/ring
+   /topics/dpdk/vdev
    /topics/dpdk/pmd
diff --git a/Documentation/topics/dpdk/vdev.rst b/Documentation/topics/dpdk/vdev.rst
new file mode 100644
index 000000000..1b00ac573
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/topics/dpdk/vdev.rst
@@ -0,0 +1,59 @@
+..
+      Copyright 2018, Red Hat, Inc.
+
+      Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may
+      not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain
+      a copy of the License at
+
+          http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0
+
+      Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software
+      distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT
+      WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the
+      License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations
+      under the License.
+
+      Convention for heading levels in Open vSwitch documentation:
+
+      =======  Heading 0 (reserved for the title in a document)
+      -------  Heading 1
+      ~~~~~~~  Heading 2
+      +++++++  Heading 3
+      '''''''  Heading 4
+
+      Avoid deeper levels because they do not render well.
+
+====================
+DPDK Virtual Devices
+====================
+
+DPDK provides drivers for both physical and virtual devices. Physical DPDK
+devices are added to OVS by specifying a valid PCI address in ``dpdk-devargs``.
+Virtual DPDK devices which do not have PCI addresses can be added using a
+different format for ``dpdk-devargs``.
+
+.. note::
+
+    Not all DPDK virtual PMD drivers have been tested and verified to work.
+
+Quick Example
+-------------
+
+To add a virtual ``dpdk`` devices, the ``dpdk-devargs`` argument should be of
+the format ``eth_<driver_name><x>``, where ``x``' is a unique identifier of
+your choice for the given port. For example to add a ``dpdk`` port that uses
+the ``null`` DPDK PMD driver, run::
+
+   $ ovs-vsctl add-port br0 null0 -- set Interface null0 type=dpdk \
+       options:dpdk-devargs=eth_null0
+
+Similarly, to add a ``dpdk`` port that uses the ``af_packet`` DPDK PMD driver,
+run::
+
+   $ ovs-vsctl add-port br0 myeth0 -- set Interface myeth0 type=dpdk \
+       options:dpdk-devargs=eth_af_packet0,iface=eth0
+
+More information on the different types of virtual DPDK PMDs can be found in
+the `DPDK documentation`__.
+
+__ http://dpdk.org/doc/guides/nics/overview.html
-- 
2.14.3



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