[dpdk-dev] [PATCH] net/bonding: strengthen the judgment of lacp packets
declan.doherty at intel.com
Mon Sep 18 15:11:23 CEST 2017
On 18/09/2017 1:50 PM, zengganghui wrote:
> All mbuf packets have been init to zero when pktmbuf pool create. So judgment this flag is safe, whether or not support VLAN stripping.
Ok, but is there any need to check the ol_flags for PKT_RX_VLAN_PKT or
check the vlan_tci at all. I haven't come across anything in the
specification which allows LACP links to be formed on top of VLANs but I
may be missing something? So if the ethertype is not ETHER_TYPE_SLOW it
is irrelevant whether the packet has a VLAN tag or not.
Also on the basis that you could have LAG groups on top of VLANs, if the
NIC doesn't support VLAN stripping/insertion then we would miss all the
ingress LACP PDU at the moment now anyway, since the ethertype would be
VLAN and not ETHER_TYPE_SLOW, so is_lacp_packet() would always return 0,
and we would also fail to encapsulate the LACP PDU in the correct VLAN
on egress as that isn't supported in the bonding implementation.
> Zeng Ganghui
> Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Doherty, Declan [mailto:declan.doherty at intel.com]
> Sent: Monday, September 18, 2017 8:34 PM
> To: zengganghui; dev at dpdk.org
> Subject: Re: [PATCH] net/bonding: strengthen the judgment of lacp packets
> On 18/09/2017 12:12 PM, zengganghui wrote:
>> For example, when packets received from an MLX network card, the value of mbuf->vlan_tci is a random value. So that this value cannot be used to determine whether VLAN packets . We need to judgment mbuf->ol_flags first.
>> Zeng Ganghui
>> Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Doherty, Declan [mailto:declan.doherty at intel.com]
>> Sent: Monday, September 18, 2017 5:14 PM
>> To: zengganghui; dev at dpdk.org
>> Subject: Re: [PATCH] net/bonding: strengthen the judgment of lacp
>> On 30/08/2017 4:46 AM, ZengGanghui wrote:
>>> When the nic does not support vlan rx offload may be wrong, resulting
>>> in lacp packets will not be processed.
>>> Signed-off-by: ZengGanghui <zengganghui at huawei.com>
>> Acked-by: Declan Doherty <declan.doherty at intel.com>
> Ok, I see your point. A LACP PDU can't be encapsulated in a VLAN packet anyway, as it is link local traffic. So a check for ol_flags & PKT_RX_VLAN_PKT != 0 should be sufficient, otherwise if the PKT_RX_VLAN_PKT flag is true the packet cannot be link local and therefore a LACP PDU. I think that it's safe to assume all PMDs must set this flag if VLAN stripping is enabled?
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