[ovs-dev] [PATCH net-next 0/6] Add dpdk-bond support

Ben Pfaff blp at ovn.org
Mon Apr 16 16:54:33 UTC 2018

On Mon, Apr 16, 2018 at 07:05:04PM +0800, Tonghao Zhang wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 14, 2018 at 2:16 AM, Ben Pfaff <blp at ovn.org> wrote:
> > On Thu, Apr 12, 2018 at 05:52:46AM -0700, xiangxia.m.yue at gmail.com wrote:
> >> From: Tonghao Zhang <xiangxia.m.yue at gmail.com>
> >>
> >> The bond of openvswitch has not good performance.
> >
> > I'd really say that the best solution to that is to improve the
> > performance, rather than piling on another bonding layer.
> Yes, i agree that. I think we can also, support an option for users to
> use the native dpdk-bond device.
> Because I have used the dpdk-bond in our production environment. I use
> it as a interface but not a port.
> These patches are RFC and just an option for users, not to replace
> ovs-bond function.
> If you agree that, I can do works for this. If not, I will drop these patches.

My real worry here is that, if we add the feature, we will have to keep
it forever even if core OVS bonding's performance catches up with it.

I think that it's worth thinking about strategies for making core OVS
bonding faster.  Do we have good ideas?  If we do, then I'd prefer to
push in that direction.

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