[ovs-dev] [patch v2 5/7] datapath: use rx_handler_data pointer

Jesse Gross jesse at nicira.com
Tue Aug 24 21:34:07 UTC 2010


On Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 2:47 AM, Simon Horman <horms at verge.net.au> wrote:
> I was partially successful.
>
> #define IFF_OVS_DATAPATH        0x10000
> has been added to net-next-2.6 and should appear in 2.6.37.
>
> However, priv_flags was only 16 bits wide and as all 16 bits were
> already in use I had to increase it to 32 bits. That change
> also won't appear until 2.6.37. So we can't use IFF_OVS_DATAPATH=0x10000
> until then (even if we have a local copy of the #define).
>
> I think that the result is that we can use IFF_OVS_DATAPATH=0x10000
> in the code we submit for merging, or change to use it
> straight after a merge. But we still need to rely on comparing
> dev->rx_handler for 2.6.36.
>
> http://marc.info/?l=linux-netdev&m=128262559615801&w=2
>

It is unfortunate that we can't start using it immediately but it's
good to start getting even small pieces upstream.




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