mlx5-updates-2018-02-28-1 (IPSec-1)

This series consists of some fixes and refactors for the mlx5 drivers,
especially around the FPGA and flow steering. Most of them are trivial
fixes and are the foundation of allowing IPSec acceleration from user-space.

We use flow steering abstraction in order to accelerate IPSec packets.
When a user creates a steering rule, [s]he states that we'll carry an
encrypt/decrypt flow action (using a specific configuration) for every
packet which conforms to a certain match. Since currently offloading these
packets is done via FPGA, we'll add another set of flow steering ops.
These ops will execute the required FPGA commands and then call the
standard steering ops.

In order to achieve this, we need that the commands will get all the
required information. Therefore, we pass the fte object and embed the
flow_action struct inside the fte. In addition, we add the shim layer
that will later be used for alternating between the standard and the
FPGA steering commands.

Some fixes, like " net/mlx5e: Wait for FPGA command responses with a timeout"
are very relevant for user-space applications, as these applications could
be killed, but we still want to wait for the FPGA and update the kernel's

Aviad and Matan

net/mlx5: Flow steering cmd interface should get the fte when deleting

Previously, deleting a flow steering entry only got the index.
Since the FPGA implementation of FTE's deletion might need to dig
inside the FTE itself, we would like to get the FTE's context.
Changing the interface to pass the FTE context.

Signed-off-by: Aviad Yehezkel <>
Signed-off-by: Matan Barak <>
Signed-off-by: Saeed Mahameed <>
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