[ovs-discuss] OpenVswitch hardware Acceleration

Wes Felter wmf at felter.org
Fri Mar 21 16:12:43 UTC 2014

On 3/20/14 7:21 PM, Jayanthi Annadurai wrote:
> Our goal is to offload the datapath to the SR-IOV NIC which has
> switching capability.
> And for some flows, the packet has to be routed to OVS datapath
> (userspace/kernel).
> Basically, I am trying to use both OVS and vswitch hardware
> acceleration. Is this
> possible with SR-IOV NIC?

The problem here is that you'd probably need to have two interfaces 
inside the VM and the VM would have to decide which packet to send to 
which interface.

Wes Felter
IBM Research - Austin

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