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From: Thomas Monjalon <thomas.monjalon@6wind.com>
To: "Liu, Jijiang" <jijiang.liu@intel.com>
Cc: dev@dpdk.org
Subject: Re: [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v6 1/9] librte_mbuf:the rte_mbuf structure changes
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:45:38 +0200
Message-ID: <1710340.mrZid3JfsP@xps13> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <1ED644BD7E0A5F4091CF203DAFB8E4CC01D82548@SHSMSX101.ccr.corp.intel.com>

2014-10-21 14:14, Liu, Jijiang:
> From: Thomas Monjalon [mailto:thomas.monjalon@6wind.com]
> > 2014-10-21 16:46, Jijiang Liu:
> > > -	uint16_t reserved2;       /**< Unused field. Required for padding */
> > > +
> > > +	/**
> > > +	 * Packet type, which is used to indicate ordinary L2 packet format and
> > > +	 * also tunneled packet format such as IP in IP, IP in GRE, MAC in GRE
> > > +	 * and MAC in UDP.
> > > +	 */
> > > +	uint16_t packet_type;
> > 
> > Why not name it "l2_type"?
> 
> In datasheet, this term is called packet type(s).

That's exactly the point I want you really understand!
This is a field in generic mbuf structure, so your datasheet has no value here.

> Personally , I think packet type is  more clear what meaning of this field is . ^_^

You cannot add an API field without knowing what will be its generic meaning.
Please think about it and describe its scope.

Thanks
-- 
Thomas

  reply	other threads:[~2014-10-22  8:37 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 39+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2014-10-21  8:45 [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v6 0/9] Support VxLAN on Fortville Jijiang Liu
2014-10-21  8:46 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v6 1/9] librte_mbuf:the rte_mbuf structure changes Jijiang Liu
2014-10-21 10:26   ` Thomas Monjalon
2014-10-21 14:14     ` Liu, Jijiang
2014-10-22  8:45       ` Thomas Monjalon [this message]
2014-10-22  8:53         ` Liu, Jijiang
2014-10-23  2:23         ` Zhang, Helin
2014-11-12 13:26           ` Thomas Monjalon
2014-11-12 14:31             ` Zhang, Helin
2014-11-12 15:23               ` Thomas Monjalon
2014-11-13  3:17             ` Liu, Jijiang
2014-11-13  8:53               ` Thomas Monjalon
2014-11-13 11:24                 ` Liu, Jijiang
2014-11-13 11:35                   ` Thomas Monjalon
2014-10-21  8:46 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v6 2/9] librte_ether:add VxLAN packet identification API in librte_ether Jijiang Liu
2014-10-21 10:51   ` Thomas Monjalon
2014-10-21 13:48     ` Liu, Jijiang
2014-10-21 21:19       ` Thomas Monjalon
2014-10-22  1:46         ` Liu, Jijiang
2014-10-22  9:52           ` Thomas Monjalon
2014-10-22 12:47             ` Liu, Jijiang
2014-10-22 13:25               ` Thomas Monjalon
2014-10-22  5:21         ` Liu, Jijiang
2014-10-21  8:46 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v6 3/9] i40e:support VxLAN packet identification in librte_pmd_i40e Jijiang Liu
2014-10-21  8:46 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v6 4/9] app/test-pmd:test VxLAN packet identification Jijiang Liu
2014-10-21  8:46 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v6 5/9] librte_ether:add data structures of VxLAN filter Jijiang Liu
2014-10-21 15:13   ` Thomas Monjalon
2014-10-22  2:25     ` Liu, Jijiang
2014-10-22  9:31       ` Thomas Monjalon
2014-10-22 11:03         ` Liu, Jijiang
2014-10-23  9:06           ` Chilikin, Andrey
2014-10-22  6:45     ` Liu, Jijiang
2014-10-22  9:25       ` Thomas Monjalon
2014-10-22 13:54         ` Liu, Jijiang
2014-10-21  8:46 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v6 6/9] i40e:implement API of VxLAN packet filter in librte_pmd_i40e Jijiang Liu
2014-10-21  8:46 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v6 7/9] app/testpmd:test VxLAN packet filter Jijiang Liu
2014-10-21  8:46 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v6 8/9] i40e:support VxLAN Tx checksum offload Jijiang Liu
2014-10-21  8:46 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v6 9/9] app/testpmd:test " Jijiang Liu
2014-10-21 14:54 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v6 0/9] Support VxLAN on Fortville Liu, Yong

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