[ovs-dev] [DPDK Upcalls 06/11] xlate: Allow callers to supply their own odp_actions buffer.

Ethan Jackson ethan at nicira.com
Tue Aug 5 21:10:27 UTC 2014

Actually, the more I think about it.  I think I made the right case.
The only caller that wants to supply it's own odp_actions buffer is
dpif-netdev.  For everyone else, requiring a user supplied buffer
would require some rather complicated memory management.  I'd rather
hide that complexity within the xlate module.


On Tue, Aug 5, 2014 at 2:04 PM, Ethan Jackson <ethan at nicira.com> wrote:
> I did but I was lazy.  I'll change it.
> Ethan
> On Tue, Aug 5, 2014 at 1:02 PM, Ben Pfaff <blp at nicira.com> wrote:
>> On Fri, Aug 01, 2014 at 06:39:17PM -0700, Ethan Jackson wrote:
>>> In future patches, this will allow dpif-netdev to avoid a copy.
>>> Signed-off-by: Ethan Jackson <ethan at nicira.com>
>> It might be better to require callers to supply a buffer, because it
>> reduces special cases.  Did you consider that approach?

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