[ovs-dev] [patch net-next RFC 10/12] openvswitch: add support for datapath hardware offload

Jiri Pirko jiri at resnulli.us
Tue Aug 26 15:22:17 UTC 2014

Tue, Aug 26, 2014 at 04:58:54PM CEST, jhs at mojatatu.com wrote:
>On 08/26/14 10:06, Jiri Pirko wrote:
>>Yes. Flows are phase one. The api will be extended in for whatever is
>>needed for l2/l3 as you said. Also I see a possibility to implement the
>>l2/l3 use case with flows as well.
>And as a note: This is where i have the disagreement.
>It is good there is acknowledgement you are handling flows for now.
>Or whatever tuples you defined as "flow". I dont think L2 or 3 fit
>in that. If thats not what you are saying then we are in agreement.

I do not think that really matters. Phase one is flows. After that we
can focus on l2/l3. If we would be able to fit in in flows (some drivers
may), then ok. If not, we extend the api with couple of more l2/l3
related ndos. I see no problem there.

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