[dpdk-dev,v9,02/22] doc: add DPAA2 NIC details

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Hemant Agrawal March 17, 2017, 1:08 p.m.
This patch adds the NXP dpaa2 architecture and pmd details
in the Network interfaces section.

Signed-off-by: Hemant Agrawal <hemant.agrawal@nxp.com>
Acked-by: John McNamara <john.mcnamara@intel.com>
---
 MAINTAINERS                            |   1 +
 doc/guides/nics/dpaa2.rst              | 614 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 doc/guides/nics/features/dpaa2.ini     |   9 +
 doc/guides/nics/index.rst              |   1 +
 doc/guides/rel_notes/release_17_02.rst |  12 +-
 5 files changed, 636 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
 create mode 100644 doc/guides/nics/dpaa2.rst
 create mode 100644 doc/guides/nics/features/dpaa2.ini

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Ferruh Yigit March 24, 2017, 3:35 p.m.
On 3/17/2017 1:08 PM, Hemant Agrawal wrote:
> This patch adds the NXP dpaa2 architecture and pmd details
> in the Network interfaces section.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Hemant Agrawal <hemant.agrawal@nxp.com>
> Acked-by: John McNamara <john.mcnamara@intel.com>
> ---
>  MAINTAINERS                            |   1 +
>  doc/guides/nics/dpaa2.rst              | 614 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

I am getting following warning [1] while building docs, not sure about
the reason. Can you please check it?

[1]
.../doc/guides/nics/dpaa2.rst:32: WARNING: Duplicate explicit target
name: "here".

Thanks,
ferruh

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diff --git a/MAINTAINERS b/MAINTAINERS
index 1b1e1d7..4108266 100644
--- a/MAINTAINERS
+++ b/MAINTAINERS
@@ -355,6 +355,7 @@  M: Shreyansh Jain <shreyansh.jain@nxp.com>
 F: drivers/bus/fslmc/
 F: drivers/mempool/dpaa2/
 F: drivers/net/dpaa2/
+F: doc/guides/nics/dpaa2.rst
 
 QLogic bnx2x
 M: Harish Patil <harish.patil@cavium.com>
diff --git a/doc/guides/nics/dpaa2.rst b/doc/guides/nics/dpaa2.rst
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..7d7a6c5
--- /dev/null
+++ b/doc/guides/nics/dpaa2.rst
@@ -0,0 +1,614 @@ 
+..  BSD LICENSE
+    Copyright (C) NXP. 2016.
+    All rights reserved.
+
+    Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
+    modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions
+    are met:
+
+    * Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright
+    notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
+    * Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright
+    notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in
+    the documentation and/or other materials provided with the
+    distribution.
+    * Neither the name of NXP nor the names of its
+    contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived
+    from this software without specific prior written permission.
+
+    THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS
+    "AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT
+    LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR
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+    OWNER OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL,
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+    LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE,
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+    THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT
+    (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE
+    OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.
+
+DPAA2 Poll Mode Driver
+======================
+
+The DPAA2 NIC PMD (**librte_pmd_dpaa2**) provides poll mode driver
+support for the inbuilt NIC found in the **NXP DPAA2** SoC family.
+
+More information can be found at `NXP Official Website
+<http://www.nxp.com/products/microcontrollers-and-processors/arm-processors/qoriq-arm-processors:QORIQ-ARM>`_.
+
+NXP DPAA2 (Data Path Acceleration Architecture Gen2)
+----------------------------------------------------
+
+This section provides an overview of the NXP DPAA2 architecture
+and how it is integrated into the DPDK.
+
+Contents summary
+
+- DPAA2 overview
+- Overview of DPAA2 objects
+- DPAA2 driver architecture overview
+
+DPAA2 Overview
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+
+Reference: `FSL MC BUS in Linux Kernel <https://www.kernel.org/doc/readme/drivers-staging-fsl-mc-README.txt>`_.
+
+DPAA2 is a hardware architecture designed for high-speed network
+packet processing.  DPAA2 consists of sophisticated mechanisms for
+processing Ethernet packets, queue management, buffer management,
+autonomous L2 switching, virtual Ethernet bridging, and accelerator
+(e.g. crypto) sharing.
+
+A DPAA2 hardware component called the Management Complex (or MC) manages the
+DPAA2 hardware resources.  The MC provides an object-based abstraction for
+software drivers to use the DPAA2 hardware.
+
+The MC uses DPAA2 hardware resources such as queues, buffer pools, and
+network ports to create functional objects/devices such as network
+interfaces, an L2 switch, or accelerator instances.
+
+The MC provides memory-mapped I/O command interfaces (MC portals)
+which DPAA2 software drivers use to operate on DPAA2 objects:
+
+The diagram below shows an overview of the DPAA2 resource management
+architecture:
+
+.. code-block:: console
+
+  +--------------------------------------+
+  |                  OS                  |
+  |                        DPAA2 drivers |
+  |                             |        |
+  +-----------------------------|--------+
+                                |
+                                | (create,discover,connect
+                                |  config,use,destroy)
+                                |
+                  DPAA2         |
+  +------------------------| mc portal |-+
+  |                             |        |
+  |   +- - - - - - - - - - - - -V- - -+  |
+  |   |                               |  |
+  |   |   Management Complex (MC)     |  |
+  |   |                               |  |
+  |   +- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -+  |
+  |                                      |
+  | Hardware                  Hardware   |
+  | Resources                 Objects    |
+  | ---------                 -------    |
+  | -queues                   -DPRC      |
+  | -buffer pools             -DPMCP     |
+  | -Eth MACs/ports           -DPIO      |
+  | -network interface        -DPNI      |
+  |  profiles                 -DPMAC     |
+  | -queue portals            -DPBP      |
+  | -MC portals                ...       |
+  |  ...                                 |
+  |                                      |
+  +--------------------------------------+
+
+The MC mediates operations such as create, discover,
+connect, configuration, and destroy.  Fast-path operations
+on data, such as packet transmit/receive, are not mediated by
+the MC and are done directly using memory mapped regions in
+DPIO objects.
+
+Overview of DPAA2 Objects
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+
+The section provides a brief overview of some key DPAA2 objects.
+A simple scenario is described illustrating the objects involved
+in creating a network interfaces.
+
+DPRC (Datapath Resource Container)
+
+ A DPRC is a container object that holds all the other
+ types of DPAA2 objects.  In the example diagram below there
+ are 8 objects of 5 types (DPMCP, DPIO, DPBP, DPNI, and DPMAC)
+ in the container.
+
+.. code-block:: console
+
+    +---------------------------------------------------------+
+    | DPRC                                                    |
+    |                                                         |
+    |  +-------+  +-------+  +-------+  +-------+  +-------+  |
+    |  | DPMCP |  | DPIO  |  | DPBP  |  | DPNI  |  | DPMAC |  |
+    |  +-------+  +-------+  +-------+  +---+---+  +---+---+  |
+    |  | DPMCP |  | DPIO  |                                   |
+    |  +-------+  +-------+                                   |
+    |  | DPMCP |                                              |
+    |  +-------+                                              |
+    |                                                         |
+    +---------------------------------------------------------+
+
+From the point of view of an OS, a DPRC behaves similar to a plug and
+play bus, like PCI.  DPRC commands can be used to enumerate the contents
+of the DPRC, discover the hardware objects present (including mappable
+regions and interrupts).
+
+.. code-block:: console
+
+    DPRC.1 (bus)
+      |
+      +--+--------+-------+-------+-------+
+         |        |       |       |       |
+       DPMCP.1  DPIO.1  DPBP.1  DPNI.1  DPMAC.1
+       DPMCP.2  DPIO.2
+       DPMCP.3
+
+Hardware objects can be created and destroyed dynamically, providing
+the ability to hot plug/unplug objects in and out of the DPRC.
+
+A DPRC has a mappable MMIO region (an MC portal) that can be used
+to send MC commands.  It has an interrupt for status events (like
+hotplug).
+
+All objects in a container share the same hardware "isolation context".
+This means that with respect to an IOMMU the isolation granularity
+is at the DPRC (container) level, not at the individual object
+level.
+
+DPRCs can be defined statically and populated with objects
+via a config file passed to the MC when firmware starts
+it.  There is also a Linux user space tool called "restool"
+that can be used to create/destroy containers and objects
+dynamically.
+
+DPAA2 Objects for an Ethernet Network Interface
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+
+A typical Ethernet NIC is monolithic-- the NIC device contains TX/RX
+queuing mechanisms, configuration mechanisms, buffer management,
+physical ports, and interrupts.  DPAA2 uses a more granular approach
+utilizing multiple hardware objects.  Each object provides specialized
+functions. Groups of these objects are used by software to provide
+Ethernet network interface functionality.  This approach provides
+efficient use of finite hardware resources, flexibility, and
+performance advantages.
+
+The diagram below shows the objects needed for a simple
+network interface configuration on a system with 2 CPUs.
+
+.. code-block:: console
+
+    +---+---+ +---+---+
+       CPU0     CPU1
+    +---+---+ +---+---+
+        |         |
+    +---+---+ +---+---+
+       DPIO     DPIO
+    +---+---+ +---+---+
+          \     /
+           \   /
+            \ /
+         +---+---+
+            DPNI  --- DPBP,DPMCP
+         +---+---+
+             |
+             |
+         +---+---+
+           DPMAC
+         +---+---+
+             |
+          port/PHY
+
+Below the objects are described.  For each object a brief description
+is provided along with a summary of the kinds of operations the object
+supports and a summary of key resources of the object (MMIO regions
+and IRQs).
+
+DPMAC (Datapath Ethernet MAC): represents an Ethernet MAC, a
+hardware device that connects to an Ethernet PHY and allows
+physical transmission and reception of Ethernet frames.
+
+- MMIO regions: none
+- IRQs: DPNI link change
+- commands: set link up/down, link config, get stats, IRQ config, enable, reset
+
+DPNI (Datapath Network Interface): contains TX/RX queues,
+network interface configuration, and RX buffer pool configuration
+mechanisms.  The TX/RX queues are in memory and are identified by
+queue number.
+
+- MMIO regions: none
+- IRQs: link state
+- commands: port config, offload config, queue config, parse/classify config, IRQ config, enable, reset
+
+DPIO (Datapath I/O): provides interfaces to enqueue and dequeue
+packets and do hardware buffer pool management operations.  The DPAA2
+architecture separates the mechanism to access queues (the DPIO object)
+from the queues themselves.  The DPIO provides an MMIO interface to
+enqueue/dequeue packets.  To enqueue something a descriptor is written
+to the DPIO MMIO region, which includes the target queue number.
+There will typically be one DPIO assigned to each CPU.  This allows all
+CPUs to simultaneously perform enqueue/dequeued operations.  DPIOs are
+expected to be shared by different DPAA2 drivers.
+
+- MMIO regions: queue operations, buffer management
+- IRQs: data availability, congestion notification, buffer pool depletion
+- commands: IRQ config, enable, reset
+
+DPBP (Datapath Buffer Pool): represents a hardware buffer
+pool.
+
+- MMIO regions: none
+- IRQs: none
+- commands: enable, reset
+
+DPMCP (Datapath MC Portal): provides an MC command portal.
+Used by drivers to send commands to the MC to manage
+objects.
+
+- MMIO regions: MC command portal
+- IRQs: command completion
+- commands: IRQ config, enable, reset
+
+Object Connections
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+
+Some objects have explicit relationships that must
+be configured:
+
+- DPNI <--> DPMAC
+- DPNI <--> DPNI
+- DPNI <--> L2-switch-port
+
+A DPNI must be connected to something such as a DPMAC,
+another DPNI, or L2 switch port.  The DPNI connection
+is made via a DPRC command.
+
+.. code-block:: console
+
+    +-------+  +-------+
+    | DPNI  |  | DPMAC |
+    +---+---+  +---+---+
+        |          |
+        +==========+
+
+- DPNI <--> DPBP
+
+A network interface requires a 'buffer pool' (DPBP object) which provides
+a list of pointers to memory where received Ethernet data is to be copied.
+The Ethernet driver configures the DPBPs associated with the network
+interface.
+
+Interrupts
+~~~~~~~~~~
+
+All interrupts generated by DPAA2 objects are message
+interrupts.  At the hardware level message interrupts
+generated by devices will normally have 3 components--
+1) a non-spoofable 'device-id' expressed on the hardware
+bus, 2) an address, 3) a data value.
+
+In the case of DPAA2 devices/objects, all objects in the
+same container/DPRC share the same 'device-id'.
+For ARM-based SoC this is the same as the stream ID.
+
+
+DPAA2 DPDK - Poll Mode Driver Overview
+--------------------------------------
+
+This section provides an overview of the drivers for
+DPAA2-- 1) the bus driver and associated "DPAA2 infrastructure"
+drivers and 2) functional object drivers (such as Ethernet).
+
+As described previously, a DPRC is a container that holds the other
+types of DPAA2 objects.  It is functionally similar to a plug-and-play
+bus controller.
+
+Each object in the DPRC is a Linux "device" and is bound to a driver.
+The diagram below shows the dpaa2 drivers involved in a networking
+scenario and the objects bound to each driver.  A brief description
+of each driver follows.
+
+.. code-block: console
+
+
+                                       +------------+
+                                       | DPDK DPAA2 |
+                                       |     PMD    |
+                                       +------------+       +------------+
+                                       |  Ethernet  |.......|  Mempool   |
+                    . . . . . . . . .  |   (DPNI)   |       |  (DPBP)    |
+                   .                   +---+---+----+       +-----+------+
+                  .                        ^   |                  .
+                 .                         |   |<enqueue,         .
+                .                          |   | dequeue>         .
+               .                           |   |                  .
+              .                        +---+---V----+             .
+             .      . . . . . . . . . .| DPIO driver|             .
+            .      .                   |  (DPIO)    |             .
+           .      .                    +-----+------+             .
+          .      .                     |  QBMAN     |             .
+         .      .                      |  Driver    |             .
+    +----+------+-------+              +-----+----- |             .
+    |   dpaa2 bus       |                    |                    .
+    |   VFIO fslmc-bus  |....................|.....................
+    |                   |                    |
+    |     /bus/fslmc    |                    |
+    +-------------------+                    |
+                                             |
+    ========================== HARDWARE =====|=======================
+                                           DPIO
+                                             |
+                                           DPNI---DPBP
+                                             |
+                                           DPMAC
+                                             |
+                                            PHY
+    =========================================|========================
+
+
+A brief description of each driver is provided below.
+
+DPAA2 bus driver
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+
+The DPAA2 bus driver is a rte_bus driver which scans the fsl-mc bus.
+Key functions include:
+
+- Reading the container and setting up vfio group
+- Scanning and parsing the various MC objects and adding them to
+  their respective device list.
+
+Additionally, it also provides the object driver for generic MC objects.
+
+DPIO driver
+~~~~~~~~~~~
+
+The DPIO driver is bound to DPIO objects and provides services that allow
+other drivers such as the Ethernet driver to enqueue and dequeue data for
+their respective objects.
+Key services include:
+
+- Data availability notifications
+- Hardware queuing operations (enqueue and dequeue of data)
+- Hardware buffer pool management
+
+To transmit a packet the Ethernet driver puts data on a queue and
+invokes a DPIO API.  For receive, the Ethernet driver registers
+a data availability notification callback.  To dequeue a packet
+a DPIO API is used.
+
+There is typically one DPIO object per physical CPU for optimum
+performance, allowing different CPUs to simultaneously enqueue
+and dequeue data.
+
+The DPIO driver operates on behalf of all DPAA2 drivers
+active  --  Ethernet, crypto, compression, etc.
+
+DPBP based Mempool driver
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+
+The DPBP driver is bound to a DPBP objects and provides sevices to
+create a hardware offloaded packet buffer mempool.
+
+DPAA2 NIC Driver
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+The Ethernet driver is bound to a DPNI and implements the kernel
+interfaces needed to connect the DPAA2 network interface to
+the network stack.
+
+Each DPNI corresponds to a DPDK network interface.
+
+Features
+^^^^^^^^
+
+Features of the DPAA2 PMD are:
+
+- Multiple queues for TX and RX
+- Receive Side Scaling (RSS)
+- Packet type information
+- Checksum offload
+- Promiscuous mode
+
+Supported DPAA2 SoCs
+--------------------
+
+- LS2080A/LS2040A
+- LS2084A/LS2044A
+- LS2088A/LS2048A
+- LS1088A/LS1048A
+
+Prerequisites
+-------------
+
+There are three main pre-requisities for executing DPAA2 PMD on a DPAA2
+compatible board:
+
+1. **ARM 64 Tool Chain**
+
+   For example, the *aarch64* Linaro Toolchain, which can be obtained from
+   `here <https://releases.linaro.org/components/toolchain/binaries/4.9-2017.01/aarch64-linux-gnu>`_.
+
+2. **Linux Kernel**
+
+   It can be obtained from `NXP's Github hosting <https://github.com/qoriq-open-source/linux>`_.
+
+3. **Rootfile system**
+
+   Any *aarch64* supporting filesystem can be used. For example,
+   Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily) or 16.04 LTS (Xenial) userland which can be obtained
+   from `here <http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-base/releases/16.04/release/ubuntu-base-16.04.1-base-arm64.tar.gz>`_.
+
+As an alternative method, DPAA2 PMD can also be executed using images provided
+as part of SDK from NXP. The SDK includes all the above prerequisites necessary
+to bring up a DPAA2 board.
+
+The following dependencies are not part of DPDK and must be installed
+separately:
+
+- **NXP Linux SDK**
+
+  NXP Linux software development kit (SDK) includes support for family
+  of QorIQ® ARM-Architecture-based system on chip (SoC) processors
+  and corresponding boards.
+
+  It includes the Linux board support packages (BSPs) for NXP SoCs,
+  a fully operational tool chain, kernel and board specific modules.
+
+  SDK and related information can be obtained from:  `NXP QorIQ SDK  <http://www.nxp.com/products/software-and-tools/run-time-software/linux-sdk/linux-sdk-for-qoriq-processors:SDKLINUX>`_.
+
+- **DPDK Helper Scripts**
+
+  DPAA2 based resources can be configured easily with the help of ready scripts
+  as provided in the DPDK helper repository.
+
+  `DPDK Helper Scripts <https://github.com/qoriq-open-source/dpdk-helper>`_.
+
+Currently supported by DPDK:
+
+- NXP SDK **2.0+**.
+- MC Firmware version **10.0.0** and higher.
+- Supported architectures:  **arm64 LE**.
+
+- Follow the DPDK :ref:`Getting Started Guide for Linux <linux_gsg>` to setup the basic DPDK environment.
+
+.. note::
+
+   Some part of fslmc bus code (mc flib - object library) routines are
+   dual licensed (BSD & GPLv2).
+
+Pre-Installation Configuration
+------------------------------
+
+Config File Options
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+
+The following options can be modified in the ``config`` file.
+Please note that enabling debugging options may affect system performance.
+
+- ``CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_FSLMC_BUS`` (default ``n``)
+
+  By default it is enabled only for defconfig_arm64-dpaa2-* config.
+  Toggle compilation of the ``librte_bus_fslmc`` driver.
+
+- ``CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_DPAA2_PMD`` (default ``n``)
+
+  By default it is enabled only for defconfig_arm64-dpaa2-* config.
+  Toggle compilation of the ``librte_pmd_dpaa2`` driver.
+
+- ``CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_DPAA2_DEBUG_DRIVER`` (default ``n``)
+
+  Toggle display of generic debugging messages
+
+- ``CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_DPAA2_USE_PHYS_IOVA`` (default ``y``)
+
+  Toggle to use physical address vs virtual address for hardware accelerators.
+
+- ``CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_DPAA2_DEBUG_INIT`` (default ``n``)
+
+  Toggle display of initialization related messages.
+
+- ``CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_DPAA2_DEBUG_RX`` (default ``n``)
+
+  Toggle display of receive fast path run-time message
+
+- ``CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_DPAA2_DEBUG_TX`` (default ``n``)
+
+  Toggle display of transmit fast path run-time message
+
+- ``CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_DPAA2_DEBUG_TX_FREE`` (default ``n``)
+
+  Toggle display of transmit fast path buffer free run-time message
+
+
+Driver Compilation
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+
+To compile the DPAA2 PMD for Linux arm64 gcc target, run the
+following ``make`` command:
+
+.. code-block:: console
+
+   cd <DPDK-source-directory>
+   make config T=arm64-dpaa2-linuxapp-gcc install
+
+.. _dpaa2_testpmd_example:
+
+Running testpmd
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+
+This section demonstrates how to launch ``testpmd`` with DPAA2 device
+managed by ``librte_pmd_dpaa2`` in the Linux operating system.
+
+#. Configure the resource container:
+
+   Configure resources in MC and create the DPRC container:
+
+   .. code-block:: console
+
+      export the DPRC container
+      e.g. export DPRCT=dprc.2
+
+#. Start ``testpmd`` with basic parameters:
+
+   .. code-block:: console
+
+      ./arm64-dpaa2-linuxapp-gcc/testpmd -c 0xff -n 1 \
+        -- -i --portmask=0x3 --nb-cores=1 --no-flush-rx
+
+   Example output:
+
+   .. code-block:: console
+
+        .....
+        EAL: Registered [pci] bus.
+        EAL: Registered [fslmc] bus.
+        EAL: Detected 8 lcore(s)
+        EAL: Probing VFIO support...
+        EAL: VFIO support initialized
+        .....
+        PMD: DPAA2: Processing Container = dprc.2
+        EAL: fslmc: DPRC contains = 51 devices
+        EAL: fslmc: Bus scan completed
+        .....
+        Configuring Port 0 (socket 0)
+        Port 0: 00:00:00:00:00:01
+        Configuring Port 1 (socket 0)
+        Port 1: 00:00:00:00:00:02
+        .....
+        Checking link statuses...
+        Port 0 Link Up - speed 10000 Mbps - full-duplex
+        Port 1 Link Up - speed 10000 Mbps - full-duplex
+        Done
+        testpmd>
+
+Limitations
+-----------
+
+Platform Requirement
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+DPAA2 drivers for DPDK can only work on NXP SoCs as listed in the
+``Supported DPAA2 SoCs``.
+
+Maximum packet length
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+
+The DPAA2 SoC family support a maximum of a 10240 jumbo frame. The value
+is fixed and cannot be changed. So, even when the ``rxmode.max_rx_pkt_len``
+member of ``struct rte_eth_conf`` is set to a value lower than 10240, frames
+up to 10240 bytes can still reach the host interface.
diff --git a/doc/guides/nics/features/dpaa2.ini b/doc/guides/nics/features/dpaa2.ini
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..b176208
--- /dev/null
+++ b/doc/guides/nics/features/dpaa2.ini
@@ -0,0 +1,9 @@ 
+;
+; Supported features of the 'dpaa2' network poll mode driver.
+;
+; Refer to default.ini for the full list of available PMD features.
+;
+[Features]
+Linux VFIO           = Y
+ARMv8                = Y
+Usage doc            = Y
diff --git a/doc/guides/nics/index.rst b/doc/guides/nics/index.rst
index 87f9334..be21e8a 100644
--- a/doc/guides/nics/index.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/nics/index.rst
@@ -39,6 +39,7 @@  Network Interface Controller Drivers
     bnx2x
     bnxt
     cxgbe
+    dpaa2
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     ena
     enic
diff --git a/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_17_02.rst b/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_17_02.rst
index 357965a..a27f6b7 100644
--- a/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_17_02.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_17_02.rst
@@ -15,7 +15,6 @@  DPDK Release 17.02
 
       firefox build/doc/html/guides/rel_notes/release_17_02.html
 
-
 New Features
 ------------
 
@@ -250,6 +249,17 @@  New Features
   See the :ref:`Elastic Flow Distributor Library <Efd_Library>` documentation in
   the Programmers Guide document, for more information.
 
+* **Added a new driver for NXP DPAA2 - FSLMC bus.**
+
+  Added the new bus "fslmc" driver for NXP DPAA2 devices. See the
+  "Network Interface Controller Drivers" document for more details on this new
+  driver.
+
+* **Added a new driver for NXP DPAA2 Network PMD.**
+
+  Added the new "dpaa2" net driver for NXP DPAA2 devices. See the
+  "Network Interface Controller Drivers" document for more details on this new
+  driver.
 
 Resolved Issues
 ---------------