[ovs-discuss] OVS data path offloading

Roi Dayan roid at mellanox.com
Mon Jul 10 04:06:09 UTC 2017

On 12/01/2017 16:21, Luca Salvatore via discuss wrote:
> Has anyone experimented with the netronome NICs that can do ovs data
> path offloading?
> (reference
> https://www.netronome.com/media/redactor_files/WP_OVS_Benchmarking.pdf)
> Wondering if anyone has some real world experience with them.
> Also is there any other vendor doing similar things?  Looks like
> mellanox have something similar but I can't tell if their stuff is just
> vxlan offloading capable or if it can do the whole OVS datapath offload.
> thanks

Hi Luca,

The current implementation support action of forward, drop, vxlan
encap/decap, vlan push/pop. protocols supported currently are
tcp, udp, arp. another limitation currently is support for a single
forward action only.


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