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Date:	Sun, 08 Nov 2009 22:54:18 -0800
From:	Peter P Waskiewicz Jr <peter.p.waskiewicz.jr@...el.com>
To:	David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>
Cc:	"netdev@...r.kernel.org" <netdev@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: RFC: ethtool support for n-tuple filter programming

On Sun, 2009-11-08 at 23:38 -0700, David Miller wrote:
> From: Peter P Waskiewicz Jr <peter.p.waskiewicz.jr@...el.com>
> Date: Sun, 08 Nov 2009 21:49:21 -0800
> 
> > On Sat, 2009-11-07 at 21:27 -0700, David Miller wrote:
> >> From: Peter P Waskiewicz Jr <peter.p.waskiewicz.jr@...el.com>
> >> Date: Fri, 06 Nov 2009 10:57:21 -0800
> >> 
> >> > Any comments, thoughts, suggestions, or ideas are welcome.
> >> 
> >> We can use the existing datastructures and defines used for
> >> ETHTOOL_GRX* for new ethtool commands that do filtering.
> >> 
> >> NIU can filter on these tuples too.
> > 
> > Are you suggesting to extend the flow hash stuff that is already in
> > ethtool (same ioctl)?  If so, that makes sense.  I'll go ahead and get
> > some patches together for review.
> 
> Not exactly.
> 
> Rather, I'm saying to use a new ethtool command, but make use of the
> existing flow hash datastructures as much as possible.

Ah ok.  Makes even more sense.

Thanks David.

-PJ

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