[ovs-dev] [PATCH net-next V14 0/3] openvswitch: Add support for 802.1ad

Pravin Shelar pshelar at nicira.com
Fri Oct 2 17:38:03 UTC 2015

On Wed, Sep 30, 2015 at 8:32 PM, Thomas F Herbert
<thomasfherbert at gmail.com> wrote:
> Although the Open Flow specification specified support for 802.1AD (qinq)
> as well as push and pop vlan headers,  So far Open vSwitch has only
> supported a single tag header. This patch implements 802.1AD in the kernel
> module.
> This patch accompanies version 14 of the user level openvswitch patch
> submitted to openvswitch dev list.
> V14: Add outer tpid to flow_key
> V13: Fix incorrect encoding and decoding of netlink to/from key
> attributes.
> V12: Fix some problems and issues pointed out by reviewers. When parsing
> netlink attributes Ether types other then 0x88a8 as outer tpid.
> V11: Add inner tpid to flow key. Fix separate inner encap attribute
> when parsing netlink attributes. Merge 2 patches to consolidate
> qinq changes.
> V10: Implement reviewer comments: Consolidate vlan parsing functions.
> Splits netlink parsing and flow conversion into a separate patch. Uses
> double encap attribute encapsulation for 802.1ad.  Netlink attributes
> now look like this:
>     eth_type(0x88a8),vlan(vid=100),encap(eth_type(0x8100), vlan(vid=200),
>                  encap(eth_type(0x0800), ...))
> The double encap atributes in this version of the patch is incompatible with
> old versions of the user level 802.1ad patch. A new user level patch which
> is also being submitted simultaneously to openvswitch dev mailing list.
> V9:  Includes changes suggested by reviewers
> V8:  Includes changes suggested by reviewers
> V7:  Includes changes suggested by reviewers
> V6:  Rebased to net-next
> V5:  Use encapsulated attributes
> For discussion, history  and previous versions of the kernel module
> patch and the user code patch see the OVS dev mailing list,
> openvswitch.org/pipermail/dev/..
Hi Thomas,
Can you send me link to userspace patches, so that I can try it out.


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