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From: "Jakub Grajciar -X (jgrajcia - PANTHEON TECH SRO at Cisco)" <jgrajcia@cisco.com>
To: Ferruh Yigit <ferruh.yigit@intel.com>, "dev@dpdk.org" <dev@dpdk.org>
Subject: Re: [dpdk-dev] [PATCH] net/memif: use abstract socket address
Date: Mon, 5 Oct 2020 15:23:30 +0000
Message-ID: <BYAPR11MB357435CAEE2139897F58649ADF0C0@BYAPR11MB3574.namprd11.prod.outlook.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <5b874482-baaa-1a65-b101-983aa3bff5ee@intel.com>



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ferruh Yigit <ferruh.yigit@intel.com>
> Sent: Monday, October 5, 2020 3:09 PM
> To: Jakub Grajciar -X (jgrajcia - PANTHEON TECH SRO at Cisco)
> <jgrajcia@cisco.com>; dev@dpdk.org
> Subject: Re: [dpdk-dev] [PATCH] net/memif: use abstract socket address
> 
> On 10/5/2020 1:39 PM, Jakub Grajciar wrote:
> > Abstract socket address has no connection with filesystem pathnames
> > and the socket dissapears once all open references are closed.
> >
> > Memif pmd will use abstract socket address by default.
> > For backwards compatibility use new argument 'socket-abstract=no'
> >
> 
> Why this backward compatibility is required? How the end user affected from
> swithching to abstract sockets?
> Since when linux supports abstract sockets, does this switch will cause problem
> with old kernel versions?
> 
> Is there any benefit of the abstract sockets other than socket cleaned
> automatically (I assume for unix sockets it is done when file filesystem reference
> removed)?
> 

What I mean by this is compatibility with other implementations and older versions of the driver, e.g. vpp and libmemif don't support abstract socket yet.

  reply	other threads:[~2020-10-05 15:23 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 13+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-10-05 12:39 Jakub Grajciar
2020-10-05 13:09 ` Ferruh Yigit
2020-10-05 15:23   ` Jakub Grajciar -X (jgrajcia - PANTHEON TECH SRO at Cisco) [this message]
2020-10-05 18:17   ` Stephen Hemminger
2020-10-06  8:59     ` Ferruh Yigit
2020-10-07 10:00 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2] " Jakub Grajciar
2020-10-09 16:58   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3] " Jakub Grajciar
2020-10-09 17:17     ` Ferruh Yigit
2020-10-12  8:28     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4] " Jakub Grajciar
2020-10-12 14:57       ` Ferruh Yigit
2020-10-12 15:17       ` Stephen Hemminger
2020-10-07 15:03 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH] " Stephen Hemminger
2020-10-09 15:09   ` Ferruh Yigit

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