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From: Ivan Malov <Ivan.Malov@oktetlabs.ru>
To: Andrew Rybchenko <andrew.rybchenko@oktetlabs.ru>,
	Ori Kam <orika@nvidia.com>, Xiaoyun Li <xiaoyun.li@intel.com>,
	NBU-Contact-Thomas Monjalon <thomas@monjalon.net>,
	Ferruh Yigit <ferruh.yigit@intel.com>
Cc: "dev@dpdk.org" <dev@dpdk.org>
Subject: Re: [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v1 01/12] ethdev: add ethdev item to flow API
Date: Mon, 4 Oct 2021 14:08:07 +0300
Message-ID: <660161a9-91ae-89e1-5c7a-23eaffe16ef0@oktetlabs.ru> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <18b7250a-3e69-056e-2b29-bc827c0a94bc@oktetlabs.ru>

Hi Andrew, Ori,

On 04/10/2021 13:47, Andrew Rybchenko wrote:
> On 10/4/21 3:00 AM, Ivan Malov wrote:
>> Hi Ori,
>>
>> On 04/10/2021 00:09, Ori Kam wrote:
>>> Hi Ivan,
>>>
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: Ivan Malov <Ivan.Malov@oktetlabs.ru>
>>>> Subject: Re: [PATCH v1 01/12] ethdev: add ethdev item to flow API
>>>>
>>>> Hi Ori,
>>>>
>>>> On 03/10/2021 14:52, Ori Kam wrote:
>>>>> Hi Andrew and Ivan,
>>>>>
>>>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>>>> From: Andrew Rybchenko <andrew.rybchenko@oktetlabs.ru>
>>>>>> Sent: Friday, October 1, 2021 4:47 PM
>>>>>> Subject: [PATCH v1 01/12] ethdev: add ethdev item to flow API
>>>>>>
>>>>>> From: Ivan Malov <ivan.malov@oktetlabs.ru>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> For use with "transfer" flows. Supposed to match traffic transmitted
>>>>>> by the DPDK application via the specified ethdev, at e-switch level.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Must not be combined with attributes "ingress" / "egress".
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Signed-off-by: Ivan Malov <ivan.malov@oktetlabs.ru>
>>>>>> Signed-off-by: Andrew Rybchenko <andrew.rybchenko@oktetlabs.ru>
>>>>>> ---
>>>>>
>>>>> [Snip]
>>>>>
>>>>>>     /** Generate flow_action[] entry. */ diff --git
>>>>>> a/lib/ethdev/rte_flow.h b/lib/ethdev/rte_flow.h index
>>>>>> 7b1ed7f110..880502098e 100644
>>>>>> --- a/lib/ethdev/rte_flow.h
>>>>>> +++ b/lib/ethdev/rte_flow.h
>>>>>> @@ -574,6 +574,15 @@ enum rte_flow_item_type {
>>>>>>          * @see struct rte_flow_item_conntrack.
>>>>>>          */
>>>>>>         RTE_FLOW_ITEM_TYPE_CONNTRACK,
>>>>>> +
>>>>>> +    /**
>>>>>> +     * [META]
>>>>>> +     *
>>>>>> +     * Matches traffic at e-switch going from (sent by) the given
>>>>>> ethdev.
>>>>>> +     *
>>>>>> +     * @see struct rte_flow_item_ethdev
>>>>>> +     */
>>>>>> +    RTE_FLOW_ITEM_TYPE_ETHDEV,
>>>>>>     };
>>>>>>
>>>>>>     /**
>>>>>> @@ -1799,6 +1808,24 @@ static const struct rte_flow_item_conntrack
>>>>>> rte_flow_item_conntrack_mask = {  };  #endif
>>>>>>
>>>>>> +/**
>>>>>> + * @warning
>>>>>> + * @b EXPERIMENTAL: this structure may change without prior notice
>>>>>> + *
>>>>>> + * Provides an ethdev ID for use with items which are as follows:
>>>>>> + * RTE_FLOW_ITEM_TYPE_ETHDEV.
>>>>>> + */
>>>>>> +struct rte_flow_item_ethdev {
>>>>>> +    uint16_t id; /**< Ethdev ID */
>>>>>
>>>>> True for all above uses,
>>>>> should this be renamed to port?
>>>>
>>>> I'd not rename it to "port". The very idea of this series is to
>>>> disambiguate
>>>> things. This structure is shared between primitives ETHDEV and
>>>> ESWITCH_PORT. If we go for "port", then in conjunction with ESWITCH_PORT
>>>> the structure name may trick readers into thinking that the ID in
>>>> question is
>>>> the own ID of the e-switch port itself. But in fact this ID is an
>>>> ethdev ID which
>>>> is associated with the e-switch port.
>>>>
>>>> Should you wish to elaborate on your concerns with regard to naming,
>>>> please
>>>> do so. I'm all ears.
>>>>
>>> Fully understand and agree that the idea is to clear the ambiguaty.
>>> My concern is that we don't use ethdev id, from application ethdev has
>>> only
>>> ports, so what is the id? (if we keep this, we should document that
>>> the id is the
>>> port)
>>> What about ETHDEV_PORT and ESWITCH_PORT?
>>
>> I understand that, technically, the only ports which the application can
>> really interface with are ethdevs. So, terms "ethdev" and "port" may
>> appear synonymous to the application - you are right on that. But, given
>> the fact that we have some primitives like PHY_PORT and the likes, which
>> also have "PORT" in their names, I'd rather go for "ethdev" as more
>> precise term.
>>
>> But let me assure you: I'm not saying that my opinion should prevail.
>> I'm giving more thoughts to this in the background. Maybe Andrew can
>> join this conversation as well.
> 
> As far as I can see ethdev API uses 'port_id' everywhere to
> refer to ethdev port by its number. So, I suggest
> 
> struct rte_flow_item_ethdev {
>      uint16_t port_id; /**< ethdev port ID */
> };
> 
> Basically I agree with Ori, that just "id" is a bit confusing
> even when it is a member of the _ethdev structure, but I'd
> prepend "port_"  a field name to sync with ethdev API which
> uses port_id. So, we have ethdev->port_id.

Ack

> 
> Andrew.
> 

-- 
Ivan M

  reply	other threads:[~2021-10-04 11:08 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 155+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-09-07 12:51 [dpdk-dev] [RFC PATCH] ethdev: clarify flow attribute and action port ID semantics Ivan Malov
2021-10-01 13:47 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v1 00/12] ethdev: rework transfer flow API Andrew Rybchenko
2021-10-01 13:47   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v1 01/12] ethdev: add ethdev item to " Andrew Rybchenko
2021-10-03 11:52     ` Ori Kam
2021-10-03 17:40       ` Ivan Malov
2021-10-03 21:09         ` Ori Kam
2021-10-04  0:00           ` Ivan Malov
2021-10-04 10:47             ` Andrew Rybchenko
2021-10-04 11:08               ` Ivan Malov [this message]
2021-10-01 13:47   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v1 02/12] ethdev: add eswitch port " Andrew Rybchenko
2021-10-03 12:40     ` Ori Kam
2021-10-03 18:10       ` Ivan Malov
2021-10-04  5:45         ` Ori Kam
2021-10-04 11:05           ` Ivan Malov
2021-10-04 11:37             ` Ori Kam
2021-10-04 11:58               ` Ivan Malov
2021-10-05  6:20                 ` Ori Kam
2021-10-05  9:19                   ` Andrew Rybchenko
2021-10-05 12:12                     ` Ivan Malov
2021-10-01 13:47   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v1 03/12] ethdev: add ethdev action " Andrew Rybchenko
2021-10-01 13:47   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v1 04/12] ethdev: add eswitch port " Andrew Rybchenko
2021-10-01 13:47   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v1 05/12] ethdev: deprecate hard-to-use or ambiguous items and actions Andrew Rybchenko
2021-10-01 13:47   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v1 06/12] ethdev: deprecate direction attributes in transfer flows Andrew Rybchenko
2021-10-01 13:47   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v1 07/12] net/bnxt: support ethdev and E-Switch port flow items Andrew Rybchenko
2021-10-01 13:47   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v1 08/12] net/bnxt: support ethdev and E-Switch port flow actions Andrew Rybchenko
2021-10-01 13:47   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v1 09/12] net/enic: " Andrew Rybchenko
2021-10-01 13:47   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v1 10/12] net/mlx5: support E-Switch port flow action Andrew Rybchenko
2021-10-01 13:47   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v1 11/12] net/octeontx2: support ethdev " Andrew Rybchenko
2021-10-04 11:13     ` [dpdk-dev] [EXT] " Kiran Kumar Kokkilagadda
2021-10-04 12:45       ` Andrew Rybchenko
2021-10-01 13:47   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v1 12/12] net/sfc: support ethdev flow item Andrew Rybchenko
2021-10-10  0:04   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 00/12] ethdev: rework transfer flow API Ivan Malov
2021-10-10  0:04     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 01/12] ethdev: add port representor item to " Ivan Malov
2021-10-10 11:15       ` Ori Kam
2021-10-10 13:30         ` Ivan Malov
2021-10-10 14:04           ` Ori Kam
2021-10-10 15:02             ` Ivan Malov
2021-10-10  0:04     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 02/12] ethdev: add represented port " Ivan Malov
2021-10-10  0:04     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 03/12] ethdev: add port representor action " Ivan Malov
2021-10-10  0:04     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 04/12] ethdev: add represented port " Ivan Malov
2021-10-10  0:04     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 05/12] ethdev: deprecate hard-to-use or ambiguous items and actions Ivan Malov
2021-10-10  0:04     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 06/12] ethdev: deprecate direction attributes in transfer flows Ivan Malov
2021-10-10  0:04     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 07/12] net/bnxt: support meta flow items to match on traffic source Ivan Malov
2021-10-10  0:04     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 08/12] net/bnxt: support meta flow actions to overrule destinations Ivan Malov
2021-10-10  0:05     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 09/12] net/enic: " Ivan Malov
2021-10-10  0:05     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 10/12] net/mlx5: support represented port flow action Ivan Malov
2021-10-10  0:05     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 11/12] net/octeontx2: support port representor " Ivan Malov
2021-10-10  0:05     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 12/12] net/sfc: support port representor flow item Ivan Malov
2021-10-10 14:39   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 00/12] ethdev: rework transfer flow API Ivan Malov
2021-10-10 14:39     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 01/12] ethdev: add port representor item to " Ivan Malov
2021-10-11 11:49       ` Ori Kam
2021-10-12 12:39         ` Andrew Rybchenko
2021-10-12 20:55       ` Slava Ovsiienko
2021-10-12 23:14         ` Ivan Malov
2021-10-13 18:26           ` Slava Ovsiienko
2021-10-13 11:52       ` Ferruh Yigit
2021-10-10 14:39     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 02/12] ethdev: add represented port " Ivan Malov
2021-10-11 11:51       ` Ori Kam
2021-10-12 12:39         ` Andrew Rybchenko
2021-10-10 14:39     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 03/12] ethdev: add port representor action " Ivan Malov
2021-10-11 18:18       ` Ori Kam
2021-10-12 12:39         ` Andrew Rybchenko
2021-10-10 14:39     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 04/12] ethdev: add represented port " Ivan Malov
2021-10-11 18:20       ` Ori Kam
2021-10-12 12:40         ` Andrew Rybchenko
2021-10-10 14:39     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 05/12] ethdev: deprecate hard-to-use or ambiguous items and actions Ivan Malov
2021-10-11 18:23       ` Ori Kam
2021-10-12 12:40         ` Andrew Rybchenko
2021-10-13 11:53       ` Ferruh Yigit
2021-10-10 14:39     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 06/12] ethdev: deprecate direction attributes in transfer flows Ivan Malov
2021-10-11 18:33       ` Ori Kam
2021-10-12 12:40         ` Andrew Rybchenko
2021-10-10 14:39     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 07/12] net/bnxt: support meta flow items to match on traffic source Ivan Malov
2021-10-10 14:39     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 08/12] net/bnxt: support meta flow actions to overrule destinations Ivan Malov
2021-10-10 14:39     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 09/12] net/enic: " Ivan Malov
2021-10-12 17:03       ` Hyong Youb Kim (hyonkim)
2021-10-10 14:39     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 10/12] net/mlx5: support represented port flow action Ivan Malov
2021-10-12 21:23       ` Slava Ovsiienko
2021-10-10 14:39     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 11/12] net/octeontx2: support port representor " Ivan Malov
2021-10-10 14:39     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 12/12] net/sfc: support port representor flow item Ivan Malov
2021-10-12 14:45     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 00/12] ethdev: rework transfer flow API Ferruh Yigit
2021-10-13 11:51     ` Ferruh Yigit
2021-10-13 16:42   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4 " Ivan Malov
2021-10-13 16:42     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4 01/12] ethdev: add port representor item to " Ivan Malov
2021-10-13 16:42     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4 02/12] ethdev: add represented port " Ivan Malov
2021-10-13 16:42     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4 03/12] ethdev: add port representor action " Ivan Malov
2021-10-13 16:42     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4 04/12] ethdev: add represented port " Ivan Malov
2021-10-13 16:42     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4 05/12] ethdev: deprecate hard-to-use or ambiguous items and actions Ivan Malov
2021-10-13 16:42     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4 06/12] ethdev: deprecate direction attributes in transfer flows Ivan Malov
2021-10-13 16:42     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4 07/12] net/bnxt: support meta flow items to match on traffic source Ivan Malov
2021-10-13 16:42     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4 08/12] net/bnxt: support meta flow actions to overrule destinations Ivan Malov
2021-10-13 16:42     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4 09/12] net/enic: " Ivan Malov
2021-10-13 16:42     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4 10/12] net/mlx5: support represented port flow action Ivan Malov
2021-10-13 16:42     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4 11/12] net/octeontx2: support port representor " Ivan Malov
2021-10-13 16:42     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4 12/12] net/sfc: support port representor flow item Ivan Malov
2021-10-13 16:57   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4 00/12] ethdev: rework transfer flow API Ivan Malov
2021-10-13 16:57     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v5 01/12] ethdev: add port representor item to " Ivan Malov
2021-10-13 16:57     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v5 02/12] ethdev: add represented port " Ivan Malov
2021-10-13 16:57     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v5 03/12] ethdev: add port representor action " Ivan Malov
2021-10-13 16:57     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v5 04/12] ethdev: add represented port " Ivan Malov
2021-10-13 16:57     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v5 05/12] ethdev: deprecate hard-to-use or ambiguous items and actions Ivan Malov
2021-10-13 16:57     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v5 06/12] ethdev: deprecate direction attributes in transfer flows Ivan Malov
2021-10-13 16:57     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v5 07/12] net/bnxt: support meta flow items to match on traffic source Ivan Malov
2021-10-13 16:57     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v5 08/12] net/bnxt: support meta flow actions to overrule destinations Ivan Malov
2021-10-13 16:57     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v5 09/12] net/enic: " Ivan Malov
2021-10-13 16:57     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v5 10/12] net/mlx5: support represented port flow action Ivan Malov
2021-10-13 16:57     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v5 11/12] net/octeontx2: support port representor " Ivan Malov
2021-10-13 16:57     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v5 12/12] net/sfc: support port representor flow item Ivan Malov
2021-10-13 17:02   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v6 00/12] ethdev: rework transfer flow API Ivan Malov
2021-10-13 17:02     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v6 01/12] ethdev: add port representor item to " Ivan Malov
2021-10-13 17:15       ` Andrew Rybchenko
2021-10-13 17:02     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v6 02/12] ethdev: add represented port " Ivan Malov
2021-10-13 17:02     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v6 03/12] ethdev: add port representor action " Ivan Malov
2021-10-13 17:02     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v6 04/12] ethdev: add represented port " Ivan Malov
2021-10-13 17:02     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v6 05/12] ethdev: deprecate hard-to-use or ambiguous items and actions Ivan Malov
2021-10-13 17:02     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v6 06/12] ethdev: deprecate direction attributes in transfer flows Ivan Malov
2021-10-13 17:02     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v6 07/12] net/bnxt: support meta flow items to match on traffic source Ivan Malov
2021-10-13 17:02     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v6 08/12] net/bnxt: support meta flow actions to overrule destinations Ivan Malov
2021-10-13 17:02     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v6 09/12] net/enic: " Ivan Malov
2021-10-13 17:02     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v6 10/12] net/mlx5: support represented port flow action Ivan Malov
2021-10-13 18:02       ` Slava Ovsiienko
2021-10-13 17:02     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v6 11/12] net/octeontx2: support port representor " Ivan Malov
2021-10-13 17:02     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v6 12/12] net/sfc: support port representor flow item Ivan Malov
2021-10-13 17:34   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v7 00/12] ethdev: rework transfer flow API Ivan Malov
2021-10-13 17:34     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v7 01/12] ethdev: add port representor item to " Ivan Malov
2021-10-13 17:34     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v7 02/12] ethdev: add represented port " Ivan Malov
2021-10-13 17:34     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v7 03/12] ethdev: add port representor action " Ivan Malov
2021-10-13 17:34     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v7 04/12] ethdev: add represented port " Ivan Malov
2021-10-13 17:34     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v7 05/12] ethdev: deprecate hard-to-use or ambiguous items and actions Ivan Malov
2021-10-13 17:34     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v7 06/12] ethdev: deprecate direction attributes in transfer flows Ivan Malov
2021-10-13 18:48       ` Slava Ovsiienko
2021-10-13 17:34     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v7 07/12] net/bnxt: support meta flow items to match on traffic source Ivan Malov
2021-10-13 17:34     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v7 08/12] net/bnxt: support meta flow actions to overrule destinations Ivan Malov
2021-10-13 17:34     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v7 09/12] net/enic: " Ivan Malov
2021-10-13 17:34     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v7 10/12] net/mlx5: support represented port flow action Ivan Malov
2021-10-13 17:34     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v7 11/12] net/octeontx2: support port representor " Ivan Malov
2021-10-20  2:33       ` [dpdk-dev] [EXT] " Kiran Kumar Kokkilagadda
2021-10-13 17:34     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v7 12/12] net/sfc: support port representor flow item Ivan Malov
2021-10-13 21:08     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v7 00/12] ethdev: rework transfer flow API Ferruh Yigit
2021-10-05  0:36 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH] ethdev: let apps find transfer admin port for a given ethdev Ivan Malov
2021-10-05  9:22   ` Ori Kam
2021-10-05 12:41     ` Ivan Malov
2021-10-05 16:04       ` Ori Kam
2021-10-05 17:56   ` Thomas Monjalon
2021-10-05 18:22     ` Ivan Malov
2021-10-05 19:04       ` Thomas Monjalon
2021-10-05 21:10   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2] ethdev: add API to query proxy port to manage transfer flows Ivan Malov
2021-10-06  7:47     ` Andrew Rybchenko
2021-10-06 12:33   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3] " Ivan Malov
2021-10-14  3:21   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4] " Ivan Malov
2021-10-14 11:45     ` Ferruh Yigit
2021-10-26 14:46     ` David Marchand
2021-10-26 15:47       ` Ivan Malov
2021-10-26 15:58         ` Thomas Monjalon
2021-10-26 16:15           ` Ferruh Yigit

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