[dpdk-dev] [PATCH v7 1/4] librte_flow_classify: add librte_flow_classify library

Mcnamara, John john.mcnamara at intel.com
Mon Oct 9 11:28:49 CEST 2017

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> From: dev [mailto:dev-bounces at dpdk.org] On Behalf Of Singh, Jasvinder
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> Ferruh <ferruh.yigit at intel.com>; Ananyev, Konstantin
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> Cc: Iremonger, Bernard <bernard.iremonger at intel.com>
> Subject: Re: [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v7 1/4] librte_flow_classify: add
> librte_flow_classify library
> ...
> The API in its current form creates the classifier object which will
> always use librte_acl based classification mechanism. This behavior
> imposes restriction on the application to always pass only ACL table
> related parameters for flow classification. In my opinion, API
> implementation should be agnostic to specific classification method and
> should be generic enough to allow application to select any of the
> available flow classification method (for e.g. acl, hash, LPM, etc.).
> Otherwise, this library will become another abstraction of librte_acl for
> flow classification.
> Also, library allows table entries to be added while creating the
> classifier object, not later. Is there any specific reason?


I think that we should fix this prior to merge. Can we make these changes and target RC2 instead.


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