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From: "Ouyang, Changchun" <changchun.ouyang@intel.com>
To: Thomas Monjalon <thomas.monjalon@6wind.com>
Cc: "dev@dpdk.org" <dev@dpdk.org>
Subject: Re: [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 2/2] virtio: allow running w/o vlan filtering
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2015 01:23:10 +0000
Message-ID: <F52918179C57134FAEC9EA62FA2F962511C5123E@shsmsx102.ccr.corp.intel.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <205454145.ebl7zG6qks@xps13>

I have comments for that.
Pls see below.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Thomas Monjalon [mailto:thomas.monjalon@6wind.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 8:57 PM
> To: Ouyang, Changchun
> Cc: dev@dpdk.org; Stephen Hemminger
> Subject: Re: [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 2/2] virtio: allow running w/o vlan filtering
> 
> Back on this old patch, it seems justified but nobody agreed.
> 
> --- a/lib/librte_pmd_virtio/virtio_ethdev.c
> +++ b/lib/librte_pmd_virtio/virtio_ethdev.c
> @@ -1288,7 +1288,6 @@ virtio_dev_configure(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
>             && !vtpci_with_feature(hw, VIRTIO_NET_F_CTRL_VLAN)) {
>                 PMD_DRV_LOG(NOTICE,
>                             "vlan filtering not available on this host");
> -               return -ENOTSUP;
>         }
> 
> 2015-03-06 08:24, Stephen Hemminger:
> > "Ouyang, Changchun" <changchun.ouyang@intel.com> wrote:
> > > > From: Stephen Hemminger
> > > > Vlan filtering is an option, and not a requirement.
> > > > If host does not support filtering then it can be done in software.

Yes, vlan filter is an option, but currently virtio driver has no software solution for vlan filter.
So I would like to disable hw_vlan_filter in rxmode if the dev can't really support it rather than removing the return there.

> > >
> > > The question is that guest only send command, no real action to do the
> vlan filter.
> > > So if both host and guest have no real action for vlan filter, who will do it?
> >
> > The virtio driver has features.
> > Guest can not send commands to host where feature bit not enabled.
> > Application can call filter_set and check if filter worked or not.
> >
> > Our code already had to do MAC and VLAN validation of incoming packets

There is vlan strip, but have no vlan filter in the rx function.

> > therefore if hardware can't do vlan match, there is no problem.
> > I would expect other applications would do the same thing.
> >
> > Failing during configuration is bad. DPDK API should never force
> > application to play "guess the working configuration" with the device
> > driver or do string match on "which device is this anyway"

  reply	other threads:[~2015-07-30  1:23 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 43+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2015-03-06  0:45 [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 0/2] virtio: bugfixes Stephen Hemminger
2015-03-06  0:45 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 1/2] virtio: initialize iopl when device is initialized Stephen Hemminger
2015-03-06  3:41   ` Ouyang, Changchun
2015-03-06 16:20     ` Stephen Hemminger
2015-03-06 16:33       ` David Marchand
2015-03-06 16:55         ` Stephen Hemminger
2015-03-06 22:04           ` David Marchand
2015-03-06 23:43             ` Stephen Hemminger
2015-03-07  6:53               ` David Marchand
2015-03-09 11:05       ` David Marchand
2015-03-09 14:56         ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 0/2] fix virtio interrupt handling David Marchand
2015-03-09 14:56           ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 1/2] eal/linux: move plugin load to very start of eal init David Marchand
2015-03-09 15:21             ` Neil Horman
     [not found]               ` <CALwxeUs4hPbYDPBUfz9u2AoiCoj_wwTsAyj=_1xxzuT6LLW6nw@mail.gmail.com>
2015-03-10 10:55                 ` Neil Horman
2015-10-14  0:05                   ` Stephen Hemminger
2015-10-14  9:55                     ` David Marchand
2015-03-09 14:56           ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 2/2] virtio: change io privilege level as early as possible David Marchand
2015-03-10 13:14             ` Neil Horman
2015-09-29 19:25               ` Stephen Hemminger
2015-09-30  8:28                 ` David Marchand
2015-09-30 14:52                   ` Neil Horman
2015-09-30 15:37                     ` Thomas Monjalon
2015-09-30 17:26                       ` Stephen Hemminger
2015-10-01 11:25                       ` Neil Horman
2015-10-12 20:08                         ` Stephen Hemminger
2015-10-14  0:07                         ` Stephen Hemminger
2015-10-14  8:00                           ` David Marchand
2015-10-14  9:49                             ` David Marchand
2015-10-14  9:50                               ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH] eal: move interrupt init after device init David Marchand
2015-10-14 11:32                                 ` David Marchand
2015-10-20 21:22                                   ` Thomas Monjalon
2015-07-29 17:26       ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 1/2] virtio: initialize iopl when device is initialized Thomas Monjalon
2015-03-06  0:45 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 2/2] virtio: allow running w/o vlan filtering Stephen Hemminger
2015-03-06  3:39   ` Ouyang, Changchun
2015-03-06 16:24     ` Stephen Hemminger
2015-07-29 12:56       ` Thomas Monjalon
2015-07-30  1:23         ` Ouyang, Changchun [this message]
2015-08-04 12:51         ` Vincent JARDIN
2015-08-05  1:01           ` Ouyang, Changchun
2015-08-05  1:22             ` Stephen Hemminger
2015-08-05 10:49             ` Vincent JARDIN
2015-10-21 13:58               ` Thomas Monjalon
2017-02-15  8:38                 ` Thomas Monjalon

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