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From: "Wu, Jingjing" <jingjing.wu@intel.com>
To: Thomas Monjalon <thomas.monjalon@6wind.com>
Cc: "dev@dpdk.org" <dev@dpdk.org>
Subject: Re: [dpdk-dev] [PATCH] lib/librte_ether: new filter APIs definition
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:01:30 +0000
Message-ID: <9BB6961774997848B5B42BEC655768F8B104C0@SHSMSX104.ccr.corp.intel.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <4027817.y7ZgbDzL4P@xps13>



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Thomas Monjalon [mailto:thomas.monjalon@6wind.com]
> Sent: Friday, October 17, 2014 5:08 PM
> To: Wu, Jingjing
> Cc: dev@dpdk.org
> Subject: Re: [dpdk-dev] [PATCH] lib/librte_ether: new filter APIs definition
> 
> 2014-10-17 07:29, Jingjing Wu:
> > Define new APIs to support configure multi-kind filters using same APIs,
> > instead of creating each API set for each kind of filter.
> >  - rte_eth_dev_filter_supported
> >  - rte_eth_dev_filter_ctrl
> >
> > Filter types, operations, and structures are defined specifically
> > in new header file lib/librte_eth/rte_dev_ctrl.h.
> >
> > As to the implementation discussion, please refer to
> > http://dpdk.org/ml/archives/dev/2014-September/005179.html
> [...]
> > --- /dev/null
> > +++ b/lib/librte_ether/rte_eth_ctrl.h
> 
> Why this name? I think we can reserve this file for filtering API.
> So rte_eth_rx_filter.h would be more appropriate.
> 
Yes, the name rte_eth_ctrl.h can be extensible for XX_ctrl APIs.
While the rte_eth_rx_filter.h only can be used for rx filter features.

> > +/**
> > + * All generic operations to filters
> > + */
> 
> rewording: "Generic operations on filters"
OK.
> Could you elaborate on "generic"? What would mean "specific"?
> 
OK, will add more description.

> > +enum rte_filter_op {
> > +	RTE_ETH_FILTER_OP_NONE = 0,
> > +	/**< used to check whether the type filter is supported */
> > +	RTE_ETH_FILTER_OP_ADD,      /**< add filter entry */
> > +	RTE_ETH_FILTER_OP_UPDATE,   /**< update filter entry */
> > +	RTE_ETH_FILTER_OP_DELETE,   /**< delete filter entry */
> > +	RTE_ETH_FILTER_OP_FLUSH,    /**< flush all entries */
> > +	RTE_ETH_FILTER_OP_GET,      /**< get filter entry */
> > +	RTE_ETH_FILTER_OP_SET,      /**< configurations */
> > +	RTE_ETH_FILTER_OP_GET_INFO,
> 
> Could we remove "OP", except for OP_NONE and OP_MAX?
> 
Fine, ADD/UPDATE/... is operation definitely, OP may be redundant.

> > +	/**< get information of filter, such as status or statistics */
> > +	RTE_ETH_FILTER_OP_MAX,
> > +};
> 
> > +int
> > +rte_eth_dev_filter_supported(uint8_t port_id, enum rte_filter_type filter_type)
> 
> This function is really important for compatibility. Good
> 
> > +/**
> > + * Take operations to assigned filter type on an Ethernet device.
> > + * All the supported operations and filter types are defined in 'rte_eth_ctrl.h'.
> > + *
> > + * @param port_id
> > + *   The port identifier of the Ethernet device.
> > + * @param filter_type
> > + *   filter type.
> > + * @param filter_op
> > + *   The operation taken to assigned filter.
> 
> Rewording: "Type of operation"
> 
OK, will change.

> > + * @param arg
> > + *   A pointer to arguments defined specifically for the operation.
> 
> Actually, arg is specific to the filter type.
> Could it be also specific to the operation. Maybe.
> I think we will have to explicitly specify which operations can be used with
> each structure (in its comments).
> 
Yes, each owner who define structures here need to point out the specific filter type and operation in its comments.

> > + * @return
> > + *   - (0) if successful.
> > + *   - (-ENOTSUP) if hardware doesn't support.
> > + *   - (-ENODEV) if *port_id* invalid.
> > + *   - others depends on the specific operations implementation.
> > + */
> > +int rte_eth_dev_filter_ctrl(uint8_t port_id, enum rte_filter_type filter_type,
> > +			enum rte_filter_op filter_op, void *arg);
> 
> Could we add rx in the name? rte_eth_dev_rx_filter_ctrl
> If you agree with this naming, it should be added in several other places.
> 
We name it as rte_eth_dev_rx_filter_ctrl before. But we have no
Idea whether we have tx_filter, or even have in future, we can share the API. 
So decided to name it as rte_eth_dev_filter_ctrl to make the name brief.

> This API is quite simple (which is a good thing).
> Let's see how it fits when integrating filtering features.
> If something appears to be wrongly designed when integrating a feature
> or when implementing it in a driver, feel free to fix the API.
>
We think so too.

> Thanks
> --
> Thomas
Thanks
Jingjing

  parent reply	other threads:[~2014-10-17 15:54 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 11+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2014-10-16 23:29 Jingjing Wu
2014-10-17  1:16 ` Zhang, Helin
2014-10-17  9:07 ` Thomas Monjalon
2014-10-17  9:17   ` Richardson, Bruce
2014-10-17 16:01   ` Wu, Jingjing [this message]
2014-10-20  3:38     ` Wu, Jingjing
2014-10-20  1:09   ` Liu, Jijiang
2014-10-20  5:40 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 0/2] " Jingjing Wu
2014-10-20  5:40   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 1/2] librte_ether: " Jingjing Wu
2014-10-20  5:40   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 2/2] i40e: define filter_ctrl ops in i40e driver Jingjing Wu
2014-10-20 22:04   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 0/2] new filter APIs definition Thomas Monjalon

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