[ovs-dev] [PATCH v2] doc: Remove experimental tag for SMC cache.

Yipeng Wang yipeng1.wang at intel.com
Wed Jul 17 11:38:57 UTC 2019


SMC cache was introduced in 2.10 with experimental tag.
SMC cache is a layer of software cache located after EMC
cache. The purpose is to improve the performance of use
cases that many flows missing the EMC cache.

One can enable SMC cache using smc-enable=true option.

Signed-off-by: Yipeng Wang <yipeng1.wang at intel.com>
---
 Documentation/topics/dpdk/bridge.rst | 6 +++---
 NEWS                                 | 1 +
 2 files changed, 4 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/topics/dpdk/bridge.rst b/Documentation/topics/dpdk/bridge.rst
index a3ed926..4ca79a4 100644
--- a/Documentation/topics/dpdk/bridge.rst
+++ b/Documentation/topics/dpdk/bridge.rst
@@ -117,15 +117,15 @@ It is also possible to enable/disable EMC on per-port basis using::
 For more information on the EMC refer to :doc:`/intro/install/dpdk` .
 
 
-SMC cache (experimental)
--------------------------
+SMC cache
+---------
 
 SMC cache or signature match cache is a new cache level after EMC cache.
 The difference between SMC and EMC is SMC only stores a signature of a flow
 thus it is much more memory efficient. With same memory space, EMC can store 8k
 flows while SMC can store 1M flows. When traffic flow count is much larger than
 EMC size, it is generally beneficial to turn off EMC and turn on SMC. It is
-currently turned off by default and an experimental feature.
+currently turned off by default.
 
 To turn on SMC::
 
diff --git a/NEWS b/NEWS
index 806e3c8..feae994 100644
--- a/NEWS
+++ b/NEWS
@@ -34,6 +34,7 @@ Post-v2.11.0
      * 'ovs-appctl exit' now implies cleanup of non-internal ports in userspace
        datapath regardless of '--cleanup' option. Use '--cleanup' to remove
        internal ports too.
+     * Removed experimental tag for SMC cache.
    - OVSDB:
      * OVSDB clients can now resynchronize with clustered servers much more
        quickly after a brief disconnection, saving bandwidth and CPU time.
-- 
2.7.4



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