[dpdk-dev] [PATCH 0/3] i40e VXLAN TX checksum rework
olivier.matz at 6wind.com
Thu Nov 27 11:12:41 CET 2014
>> We have got some feedback about backward compatibility of VXLAN TX
>> checksum offload API with 1G/10G NIC after the i40e VXLAN TX checksum
>> codes were applied, so we have to rework the APIs on i40e, including
>> the changes of mbuf, i40e PMD and csum engine.
>> The main changes in mbuf are as follows,
>> In place of removing PKT_TX_VXLAN_CKSUM, we introducing 2 new flags:
>> PKT_TX_OUT_IP_CKSUM, PKT_TX_UDP_TUNNEL_PKT, and a new field: l4_tun_len.
> What about PKT_TX_OUT_UDP_CKSUM instead of PKT_TX_UDP_TUNNEL_PKT? It's
> maybe more coherent with the other names.
oh I just realized that the flag is not for asking to the hardware
to calculate the outer UDP checksum.
So why does the hardware need this information?
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