[ovs-dev] [flow-stats 06/14] packets: New function eth_from_hex().

Ethan Jackson ethan at nicira.com
Wed Dec 14 19:33:59 UTC 2011

> ETH_TOTAL_MIN isn't really very useful in practice because it only
> applies to packets that go over a physical Ethernet (or some
> semi-accurate virtualization thereof).  I'm not even sure that all
> physical media that we call "Ethernet" even has this requirement (is
> there any reason for it on non-shared media such as full-duplex
> Ethernet?).  So, most code can't assume that packets are at least 64
> bytes long, and it's not very useful to require users to specify at
> least 64 bytes.

Sounds good, thanks for the explanation.


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