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From: Dekel Peled <dekelp@mellanox.com>
To: Andrew Rybchenko <arybchenko@solarflare.com>,
	"dev@dpdk.org" <dev@dpdk.org>
Cc: "jerinjacobk@gmail.com" <jerinjacobk@gmail.com>,
	"stephen@networkplumber.org" <stephen@networkplumber.org>,
	"ajit.khaparde@broadcom.com" <ajit.khaparde@broadcom.com>,
	"maxime.coquelin@redhat.com" <maxime.coquelin@redhat.com>,
	"olivier.matz@6wind.com" <olivier.matz@6wind.com>,
	"david.marchand@redhat.com" <david.marchand@redhat.com>,
	"ferruh.yigit@intel.com" <ferruh.yigit@intel.com>,
	Asaf Penso <asafp@mellanox.com>
Subject: Re: [dpdk-dev] [PATCH] doc: announce change in ETH item struct
Date: Wed, 5 Aug 2020 14:25:50 +0000
Message-ID: <VI1PR05MB53900498B21414311DDC5788B64B0@VI1PR05MB5390.eurprd05.prod.outlook.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <536fd191-4248-4668-b041-5c731ac5416d@solarflare.com>



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andrew Rybchenko <arybchenko@solarflare.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, August 5, 2020 4:44 PM
> To: Dekel Peled <dekelp@mellanox.com>; dev@dpdk.org
> Cc: jerinjacobk@gmail.com; stephen@networkplumber.org;
> ajit.khaparde@broadcom.com; maxime.coquelin@redhat.com;
> olivier.matz@6wind.com; david.marchand@redhat.com;
> ferruh.yigit@intel.com; Asaf Penso <asafp@mellanox.com>
> Subject: Re: [dpdk-dev] [PATCH] doc: announce change in ETH item struct
> 
> On 8/5/20 4:31 PM, Dekel Peled wrote:
> > Thanks, PSB.
> >
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: Andrew Rybchenko <arybchenko@solarflare.com>
> >> Sent: Wednesday, August 5, 2020 1:49 PM
> >> To: Dekel Peled <dekelp@mellanox.com>; dev@dpdk.org
> >> Cc: jerinjacobk@gmail.com; stephen@networkplumber.org;
> >> ajit.khaparde@broadcom.com; maxime.coquelin@redhat.com;
> >> olivier.matz@6wind.com; david.marchand@redhat.com;
> >> ferruh.yigit@intel.com; Asaf Penso <asafp@mellanox.com>
> >> Subject: Re: [dpdk-dev] [PATCH] doc: announce change in ETH item
> >> struct
> >>
> >> On 8/4/20 7:01 PM, Dekel Peled wrote:
> >>> Struct rte_flow_item_eth will be modified to include additional
> >>> values, indicating existence or absence of VLAN headers following
> >>> the ETH header, as proposed in RFC
> >>>
> >>
> https://eur03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fmails.
> >> dpdk.org%2Farchives%2Fdev%2F2020-
> >>
> August%2F177349.html&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cdekelp%40mellanox.com%7
> >>
> C7d12c0524d434c10f35a08d8392d3f53%7Ca652971c7d2e4d9ba6a4d149256f46
> >>
> 1b%7C0%7C0%7C637322213783925660&amp;sdata=4rEXCifnCHd2%2FA6AU4
> >> F3vjBcD7CfoTpT0traJ2z1fBk%3D&amp;reserved=0.
> >>> Because of ABI break this change is proposed for 20.11.
> >>>
> >>> Signed-off-by: Dekel Peled <dekelp@mellanox.com>
> >>> ---
> >>>  doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst | 5 +++++
> >>>  1 file changed, 5 insertions(+)
> >>>
> >>> diff --git a/doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst
> >>> b/doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst
> >>> index 5201142..6241709 100644
> >>> --- a/doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst
> >>> +++ b/doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst
> >>> @@ -115,6 +115,11 @@ Deprecation Notices
> >>>    following the IPv6 header, as proposed in RFC
> >>>
> >>
> https://eur03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fmails.
> >> dpdk.org%2Farchives%2Fdev%2F2020-
> >>
> August%2F177257.html&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cdekelp%40mellanox.com%7
> >>
> C7d12c0524d434c10f35a08d8392d3f53%7Ca652971c7d2e4d9ba6a4d149256f46
> >>
> 1b%7C0%7C0%7C637322213783925660&amp;sdata=Ix4Y2vEXMoBek%2BkXw
> >> QazY11a9mkc3aiZRJDX9cbUiZk%3D&amp;reserved=0.
> >>>
> >>> +* ethdev: The ``struct rte_flow_item_eth`` struct will be modified
> >>> +to include
> >>> +  additional values, indicating existence or absence of VLAN
> >>> +headers
> >>> +  following the ETH header, as proposed in RFC
> >>> +
> >>
> https://eur03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fmails.
> >> dpdk.org%2Farchives%2Fdev%2F2020-
> >>
> August%2F177349.html&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cdekelp%40mellanox.com%7
> >>
> C7d12c0524d434c10f35a08d8392d3f53%7Ca652971c7d2e4d9ba6a4d149256f46
> >>
> 1b%7C0%7C0%7C637322213783925660&amp;sdata=4rEXCifnCHd2%2FA6AU4
> >> F3vjBcD7CfoTpT0traJ2z1fBk%3D&amp;reserved=0.
> >>
> >> It is unclear how it will coexist with VLAN items in a pattern.
> > Same as the existing proto field coexist with following VLAN items.
> >
> >> Are you going to add consistency checks on ethdev-layer?
> > Not planned currently.
> 
> IMHO, it is a must requirement if you introduce interface which has inter-
> dependencies and requires generic consistency check.
> It must be a part of ethdev, not every PMD.
OK, will take it into account in the implementation.

> 
> >
> >>
> >> Also it is unclear why both bit fields and a number are required.
> > I agree it is redundancy, added for flexibility, but can leave num_of_vlans
> only.
> >
> >>
> >> Referenced RFC lacks definition of S-VLAN anc C-VLAN in the context.
> >> Exact definition to avoid ambiguity.
> > These are well defined terms, I will add reference to spec.
> 
> Basically, I agree that changes in the ETH item may be required and OK to
> acknowledge the deprecation notice without deep technical details. The only
> requirement is API backward compatibility (i.e. just recompiled code to take
> ABI changes into account must work).
Of course, code including proposed change is built and runs.

> 
> >
> >>
> >> So, it looks required to modify the structure, but I'd not stick to
> >> referenced RFC, since the result could differ a lot. May be reference
> >> it as just an example.
> > Thank you.
> >
> >


  reply	other threads:[~2020-08-05 14:25 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 12+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-08-04 16:01 Dekel Peled
2020-08-05  3:39 ` Ajit Khaparde
2020-08-05 10:49 ` Andrew Rybchenko
2020-08-05 13:31   ` Dekel Peled
2020-08-05 13:44     ` Andrew Rybchenko
2020-08-05 14:25       ` Dekel Peled [this message]
2020-08-06 10:45 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2] doc: announce change in ETH and VLAN item structs Dekel Peled
2020-08-06 12:25   ` Thomas Monjalon
2020-08-06 15:14     ` Andrew Rybchenko
2020-08-06 15:50       ` Ajit Khaparde
2020-08-06 21:57         ` Thomas Monjalon
2020-08-06 17:07   ` Ori Kam

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