[ovs-dev] [PATCH] Allow OVS_USERSPACE_ATTR_USERDATA to be variable length.
blp at nicira.com
Mon Feb 11 22:35:42 UTC 2013
On Mon, Feb 04, 2013 at 04:01:03PM -0800, Ben Pfaff wrote:
> Until now, the optional OVS_USERSPACE_ATTR_USERDATA attribute had to be
> exactly 64 bits long, if it was present. However, 64 bits is not enough
> space to associate as much information with a flow as would be convenient
> for some userspace features now under development. This commit generalizes
> the attribute, allowing it to be any length.
> This generalization is backward-compatible: if userspace only uses 64-bit
> attributes, then it will not see any change in behavior.
> CC: Romain Lenglet <rlenglet at vmware.com>
> Signed-off-by: Ben Pfaff <blp at nicira.com>
> This passes all of the unit tests. I only build-tested the kernel
Off-list, Romain told me this looks good to him.
I need a review from at least Jesse, though.
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