[dpdk-users] Assigning queues according to MAC or VLAN

george.dit at gmail.com george.dit at gmail.com
Tue May 9 06:11:19 CEST 2017


I face a similar problem with Tom, could you please shed some light on this
issue? Dynamicity and performance are my two concerns as well.


On May 7, 2017 1:00 PM, <tom.barbette at ulg.ac.be> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I'm trying to dispatch packets to queue according to VLAN or MAC address
> with Intel 82599 cards. But the question remains general.
> I tried MAC-VLAN flow director mode but it seems unsupported by those
> cards and Intel XL710 ones also (With testpmd, 82599 refuse to initialize
> and I get operation not supported for XL710). Is it really an hardware
> limitation or should support be coming soon?
> With VMDq, I could create pools with MAC/VLAN filters but the problem is
> that MAC and VLAN assignation are static, at initialization time. I'd
> prefer a dynamic solution where I can change filtering parameters while
> running.
> Last resort seems to use VFs, but it's a bit overkill and I'm not sure
> about the performance penalty. Is it my only option?
> Thanks,
> Tom

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