[ovs-dev] OVS-DPDK public meeting

Ian Stokes ian.stokes at intel.com
Wed Jul 10 18:04:18 UTC 2019

Next meeting July 24th 1700 UTC

July 10th minutes

Attendees: Ian, Aaron, Eelco, Fouad, Johann, Scott, Simon.


- OVS 2.12 (Ian)
-- Dates
--- Soft Freeze entered 7th July. Will remain until the 22nd of July.
---- Hard freeze from the 22nd of July onwards. Only bug fixes accepted 
for 2.12 beyond this point.
---- Release ~ mid August (typically 4 weeks after hard freeze).


- Quicker PMD Reloads
  -- Status: v4 accepted and upstreamed to master.

- Poll enabled vHost queues.
  -- Status: Accepted and upstreamed to master.

- Vhost retry stats and configuration.
  -- Status: Accepted and upstreamed to master.

- DPDK 18.11.2 support.
  -- Status: accepted to master and branch 2.11.
  -- 18.11.2 is now the minimum DPDK supported for master.
  -- OVS 2.11 will still be able to use 18.11.2 or earlier.

- dpcls function pointer & optimizations.
  -- Status: v10 revision sent to mailing list yesterday.
  -- Corrects latest issues flagged on v9, now passes travis, appveyor etc.
  -- Testing on ARM & x86 showing performance improvements 10 - 15%.

- RFC 4115 egress policer on dpdk-next, sent RFC patch (Eelco).
-- Required policer functionality available since DPDK 19.05.
-- Looking for feedback on current RFC series so as to merge the 
feature to master as soon as DPDK 19.11 is supported in OVS.
-- https://patchwork.ozlabs.org/patch/1122062/

- HW CT offload (Aaron)
-- RFC v2 submitted.
-- https://patchwork.ozlabs.org/project/openvswitch/list/?series=117809
-- Question regarding would this be too late for consideration of OVS 2.12?
-- Probably best for author to raise with maintainers on mailing list 
for exception if enough feedback is secured before the 2.12 deadline.

- Call to action for the 2.12 release window.
- Testing and validation across the community before the 2.12 release 
date appreciated. Any bugs or regression reported to the mailing list.


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