[ovs-dev] OVS-DPDK public meeting

Kevin Traynor ktraynor at redhat.com
Thu Jul 26 09:35:23 UTC 2018

Next meeting: 8th August 16:00 UTC.

Minutes of meeting Wed 25th July.
Attendees: Flavio, Shahaf, Johann, Aaron, Thomas, Yipeng, Ian, Frikkie,
Olga, Tiago, Simon, Sameh, Kevin

- OVS 2.10
-- Branch created Wednesday 25th
-- Release targeted for 13th August
-- Feature freeze in place
-- Bug fixes only accepted for 2.10

- Discussion about path towards using newer DPDK
-- Newer DPDK will be needed for some new features being developed
-- (e.g. full hw offload)
-- OVS will need changes for newer DPDK API
-- Thomas expressed concern that jumping several DPDK releases will mean
a lot of OVS change at once
-- Requested a branch for working with latest DPDK be provided to ease
integration and reduce duplicate work
-- Questions about if it would be later merged with master, how
maintained etc.


- Multisegment Mbuf
-- Will not be part of OVS 2.10 but will be upstreamed post 2.10
branching to allow more testing and input while on master before 2.11
- dpif-netdev: Combine CD and DFC patch for datapath refactor
-- Upstreamed, part of OVS 2.10

- Ericsson drop packets stats patch
-- Patch doesn't apply on master, no reviews to date.
-- Work being taken over by Keshav Gupta of ericsson.

- Outstanding bug fixes:
-- dpif-netdev: Avoid reordering of packets in a batch with same megaflow.
--- Reviews/feedback ongoing.
-- netdev-dpdk: Fix failure to configure flow control at netdev-init.
--- Review/feedback ongoing.

- check-dpdk (Aaron):
-- having some trouble with background testpmd
-- have a rough series almost ready to go upstream

Full offload (Mlx)
- Initial stages of work
- Planning on using DPDK 18.11
- Some gaps in approach compared with Intel
- Being discussed to see how to close the gaps for a common solution
- Simon requested invite to meeting

On 07/25/2017 02:25 PM, Kevin Traynor wrote:
> Hi All,
> The OVS-DPDK public meetings have moved to Wednesday's at the same time.
> Everyone is welcome, it's a chance to share status/plans etc.
> It's scheduled for every 2 weeks starting 26th July. Meeting time is
> currently @ 4pm UTC.
> You can connect through Bluejeans or through dial in:
> https://bluejeans.com/139318596
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> thanks,
> Kevin.

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