[ovs-dev] [PATCH v8] dpif-netlink: distribute polling to discreet handlers

Mark Gray mark.d.gray at redhat.com
Fri Sep 18 14:33:55 UTC 2020

On 17/09/2020 20:23, Flavio Leitner wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 17, 2020 at 08:43:38PM +0200, Ilya Maximets wrote:
>> On 9/9/20 7:08 PM, Mark Gray wrote:
>>> From: Aaron Conole <aconole at redhat.com>

>> What is the reason of having this pool?  Datapath port numbers are unique
>> except for ODPP_NONE, and all the functions you implemented actually
>> iterates over all channels anyway to find one with requested port_idx.
>> So, the only purpose of it is to avoid searching on incorect port number,
>> but this should be a rare case.  Can we just remove it?
>> OTOH, if it's necessary to have this id pool, I'd suggest to use hmapx
>> instead as it already has all required infrastructure and doesn't actually
>> care about range of values.
> Well, now it iterates over handlers looking for a channel that has
> a port, so maybe it's better to have ports hashed so we can get the
> channel?

So each channel will be in two maps, one global one for fast searches
and to check for duplicates and a per-handler one?

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