[ovs-dev] [RFC flow tunnels 4/8] netdev: Parse and make available tunnel configuration.

Ethan Jackson ethan at nicira.com
Fri Jan 11 19:54:32 UTC 2013

> The one thing that seems just a little odd about this is that it
> embraces the new struct netdev_tunnel_config less than I would have
> guessed.  parse_tunnel_config() is where I noticed it the most: I
> would have expected that it would transform the key-value pairs into a
> struct netdev_tunnel_config, then the struct netdev_tunnel_config into
> netlink attributes in a second step.  However, the code seems OK to
> me, it just wasn't exactly what I was expecting.

I did it that way to make the diffs more "obviously correct" throughout the
series.  I didn't want to add a bunch of logic to convert
netdev_tunnel_config into netlink, and then two patches later delete it
when we get rid netlink entirely.  I figure, this way is less disruptive
and gives me more confidence that the final series is correct.

That said, it doesn't matter in particular, if my reasoning doesn't seem
valid I'd be happy to change it.  Especially since we may end up merging
this patch some time before the final transition to flow based tunneling.

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