[dpdk-dev] [PATCH v5 1/3] ethdev: add raw encapsulation action

Andrew Rybchenko arybchenko at solarflare.com
Mon Oct 22 16:15:49 CEST 2018


On 10/17/18 8:07 PM, Ori Kam wrote:
> Currenlty the encap/decap actions only support encapsulation
> of VXLAN and NVGRE L2 packets (L2 encapsulation is where
> the inner packet has a valid Ethernet header, while L3 encapsulation
> is where the inner packet doesn't have the Ethernet header).
> In addtion the parameter to to the encap action is a list of rte items,
> this results in 2 extra translation, between the application to the
> actioni and from the action to the NIC. This results in negative impact
> on the insertion performance.
>
> Looking forward there are going to be a need to support many more tunnel
> encapsulations. For example MPLSoGRE, MPLSoUDP.
> Adding the new encapsulation will result in duplication of code.
> For example the code for handling NVGRE and VXLAN are exactly the same,
> and each new tunnel will have the same exact structure.
>
> This patch introduce a raw encapsulation that can support L2 tunnel types
> and L3 tunnel types. In addtion the new
> encapsulations commands are using raw buffer inorder to save the
> converstion time, both for the application and the PMD.
>
> In order to encapsulate L3 tunnel type there is a need to use both
> actions in the same rule: The decap to remove the L2 of the original
> packet, and then encap command to encapsulate the packet with the
> tunnel.
> For decap L3 there is also a need to use both commands in the same flow
> first the decap command to remove the outer tunnel header and then encap
> to add the L2 header.
>
> Signed-off-by: Ori Kam <orika at mellanox.com>

One nit below

Acked-by: Andrew Rybchenko <arybchenko at solarflare.com>

[...]

> diff --git a/doc/guides/prog_guide/rte_flow.rst b/doc/guides/prog_guide/rte_flow.rst
> index a5ec441..5212b18 100644
> --- a/doc/guides/prog_guide/rte_flow.rst
> +++ b/doc/guides/prog_guide/rte_flow.rst
> @@ -2076,6 +2076,57 @@ RTE_FLOW_ERROR_TYPE_ACTION error should be returned.
>   
>   This action modifies the payload of matched flows.
>   
> +Action: ``RAW_ENCAP``
> +^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> +
> +Adds outer header whose template is provided in it's data buffer,

it's -> its



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