[dpdk-dev] Techboard Minutes of Meeting - 10/8/2020

Stephen Hemminger stephen at networkplumber.org
Fri Oct 9 18:30:52 CEST 2020

On Thu, 8 Oct 2020 23:37:50 +0000
Honnappa Nagarahalli <Honnappa.Nagarahalli at arm.com> wrote:

>     d) LPM
> 	- Looks like other projects are using the LPM structure members, not just APIs.
> 	- AI: Honnappa: will take a closer look.

Thomas mentioned that LPM overlaps the functionality of FIB and RIB libraries.
Is there any plan to deprecate the older LPM libraries.

The RIB library has a better API. But it is slower for large number of routes.
LPM is a space/time tradeoff since it basically computes a full /24 table.
Perhaps DPDK could have one RIB API and different route table algorithms?

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