[dpdk-dev] [PATCH 3/6]i40e:Add VxLAN Cloud filter API
jijiang.liu at intel.com
Mon Aug 18 03:44:48 CEST 2014
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Alex Markuze [mailto:alex at weka.io]
> Sent: Wednesday, August 13, 2014 10:18 PM
> To: Thomas Monjalon
> Cc: Liu, Jijiang; dev at dpdk.org
> Subject: Re: [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 3/6]i40e:Add VxLAN Cloud filter API
> All are L2 over L3(UDP) - General name - Network Overlay.
> On Wed, Aug 13, 2014 at 4:50 PM, Thomas Monjalon
> <thomas.monjalon at 6wind.com> wrote:
> > 2014-08-13 08:23, Liu, Jijiang:
> >> From: Thomas Monjalon [mailto:thomas.monjalon at 6wind.com]
> >> > About API, why name it cloud filter instead of VxLAN?
> >> VxLAN is just a kind tunnel type, there are another tunnel types
> >> based on protocol type, they are below.
> >> Tunnel Type:
> >> * 0x0: VXLAN
> >> * 0x1: NVGRE or other MAC in GRE
> >> * 0x2: Geneve
> >> 0x3: IP in GRE
> >> Currently, I just implemented VxLAN tunnel type, and we will support
> >> another tunnel types in cloud filter API later.
> > OK, I understand. But cloud filter is just a marketing name.
> > Please let's stick to technical and precise names.
> > It seems these tunnels are L2 over IP, right?
> > --
> > Thomas
I agree. I will change the API name as rte_eth_dev_tunnel_filter_set(), which means the API supports tunneled packet filtering.
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