[ovs-dev] [RFC] Making OVS less Ethernet specific
lojakab at cisco.com
Fri Jun 7 11:47:49 UTC 2013
On 6/7/13 3:18 AM, Ben Pfaff wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 06, 2013 at 12:56:35AM +0300, Lori Jakab wrote:
>> The LISP tunneling support as of now is not yet ready for upstreaming,
>> for reasons outlined in this message:
>> One solution to the above issues is to make OVS less Ethernet specific,
>> meaning that it should accept and work with packets/flows without an
>> Ethernet header.
> Most of this email was about the datapath implications. I'll leave
> those for Jesse.
> Have you considered the OpenFlow implications? OpenFlow itself is
> somewhat Ethernet centric. Improving this has been in discussion, in
> various ways, in the "extensibility" working group at ONF for a couple
> of years now, e.g. in these tickets:
> (If you don't have an account, you'll need to get one to view those
> tickets. That should be easy for anyone at an ONF member company,
> including Cisco.)
> EXT-56 was resolved with OpenFlow 1.2. EXT-111 and EXT-112 are still
> unresolved, but they are also quite vague.
Thanks for pointing this out Ben, we will join the discussion.
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