[dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2] mbuf: new flag when Vlan is stripped

Olivier MATZ olivier.matz at 6wind.com
Tue Jun 14 11:34:32 CEST 2016

On 06/14/2016 11:15 AM, Ananyev, Konstantin wrote:
>>>> If we decide to generalize the ixgbe behavior for all PMDs for this
>>>> flag, it will break the applications relying on this flag but with
>>>> other PMDs. So for the same reason we added a new PKT_RX_VLAN_STRIPPED
>>>> we cannot change the behavior of an existing flag.
>>> Ok, then let's make PKT_RX_VLAN_STRIPPED == PKT_RX_VLAN,
>>> and assign new value to the  PKT_RX_VLAN.
>>> Or have PKT_RX_VLAN_STRIPPED == PKT_RX_VLAN and create a new one:
>>> ?
>> I think adding this new flag/packet_type is a new feature,
>> because only ixgbe was behaving like this, and this was not
>> documented. To me, marking the old flag as deprecated is
>> a good compromise to keep the application relying on this
>> working. If you feel the term "deprecated" is not adapted,
>> we could reword it to something weaker.
> Yes, that would do I think.
> Basically my only concern that we will mark it as deprecated,
> and then will remove it (as it is deprecated), without providing
> anything new to replace it.
>> We should try to not stay in that state too long,
> Agree.
>> and anybody willing to implement this feature would be welcome. For my
>> part, this is not something I plan to do yet.
> Ok, we'll see what we can do for 16.11.
> But no hard promises right now either :)

Great, thanks :)
I'll send an update of the patch taking your comments in


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