[dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 08/12] doc: add details of rte_flow security actions

Akhil Goyal akhil.goyal at nxp.com
Fri Oct 6 20:11:47 CEST 2017


From: Boris Pismenny <borisp at mellanox.com>

Signed-off-by: Boris Pismenny <borisp at mellanox.com>
Reviewed-by: John McNamara <john.mcnamara at intel.com>
---
 doc/guides/prog_guide/rte_flow.rst | 84 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-
 1 file changed, 82 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/doc/guides/prog_guide/rte_flow.rst b/doc/guides/prog_guide/rte_flow.rst
index 662a912..1161096 100644
--- a/doc/guides/prog_guide/rte_flow.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/prog_guide/rte_flow.rst
@@ -187,7 +187,7 @@ Pattern item
 Pattern items fall in two categories:
 
 - Matching protocol headers and packet data (ANY, RAW, ETH, VLAN, IPV4,
-  IPV6, ICMP, UDP, TCP, SCTP, VXLAN, MPLS, GRE and so on), usually
+  IPV6, ICMP, UDP, TCP, SCTP, VXLAN, MPLS, GRE, ESP and so on), usually
   associated with a specification structure.
 
 - Matching meta-data or affecting pattern processing (END, VOID, INVERT, PF,
@@ -955,6 +955,14 @@ Usage example, fuzzy match a TCPv4 packets:
    | 4     | END      |
    +-------+----------+
 
+Item: ``ESP``
+^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+
+Matches an ESP header.
+
+- ``hdr``: ESP header definition (``rte_esp.h``).
+- Default ``mask`` matches SPI only.
+
 Actions
 ~~~~~~~
 
@@ -972,7 +980,7 @@ They fall in three categories:
   additional processing by subsequent flow rules.
 
 - Other non-terminating meta actions that do not affect the fate of packets
-  (END, VOID, MARK, FLAG, COUNT).
+  (END, VOID, MARK, FLAG, COUNT, SECURITY).
 
 When several actions are combined in a flow rule, they should all have
 different types (e.g. dropping a packet twice is not possible).
@@ -1354,6 +1362,78 @@ rule or if packets are not addressed to a VF in the first place.
    | ``vf``       | VF ID to redirect packets to   |
    +--------------+--------------------------------+
 
+Action: ``SECURITY``
+^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+
+Perform the security action on flows matched by the pattern items
+according to the configuration of the security session.
+
+This action modifies the payload of matched flows. For INLINE_CRYPTO, the
+security protocol headers and IV are fully provided by the application as
+specified in the flow pattern. The payload of matching packets is
+encrypted on egress, and decrypted and authenticated on ingress.
+For INLINE_PROTOCOL, the security protocol is fully offloaded to HW,
+providing full encapsulation and decapsulation of packets in security
+protocols. The flow pattern specifies both the outer security header fields
+and the inner packet fields. The security session specified in the action
+must match the pattern parameters.
+
+The security session specified in the action must be created on the same
+port as the flow action that is being specified.
+
+The ingress/egress flow attribute should match that specified in the
+security session if the security session supports the definition of the
+direction.
+
+Multiple flows can be configured to use the same security session.
+
+- Non-terminating by default.
+
+.. _table_rte_flow_action_security:
+
+.. table:: SECURITY
+
+   +----------------------+--------------------------------------+
+   | Field                | Value                                |
+   +======================+======================================+
+   | ``security_session`` | security session to apply            |
+   +----------------------+--------------------------------------+
+
+The following is an example of configuring IPsec inline using the
+INLINE_CRYPTO security session:
+
+The encryption algorithm, keys and salt are part of the opaque
+``rte_security_session``. The SA is identified according to the IP and ESP
+fields in the pattern items.
+
+.. _table_rte_flow_item_esp_inline_example:
+
+.. table:: IPsec inline crypto flow pattern items.
+
+   +-------+----------+
+   | Index | Item     |
+   +=======+==========+
+   | 0     | Ethernet |
+   +-------+----------+
+   | 1     | IPv4     |
+   +-------+----------+
+   | 2     | ESP      |
+   +-------+----------+
+   | 3     | END      |
+   +-------+----------+
+
+.. _table_rte_flow_action_esp_inline_example:
+
+.. table:: IPsec inline flow actions.
+
+   +-------+----------+
+   | Index | Action   |
+   +=======+==========+
+   | 0     | SECURITY |
+   +-------+----------+
+   | 1     | END      |
+   +-------+----------+
+
 Negative types
 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 
-- 
2.9.3



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