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Date:	Tue, 16 Feb 2010 08:53:47 +0200
From:	Or Gerlitz <>
To:	Yevgeny Petrilin <>
Cc:	Roland Dreier <>,,,,
	Alex Rosenbaum <>
Subject: Re: Re: [PATCH 18/23 v3] mlx4_core: Managing common port filters by

On Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 7:22 PM, Yevgeny Petrilin
<> wrote:
> On Sunday -10,January,-28163 09:59 PM, Or Gerlitz [] wrote:

> The multicast bloom filter is a false-positive filter per port.
> All multicast packets go through the Multicast tables mechanism where every PF/VF is registered for every multicast address

okay, so the bloom filter is going and exact match is coming, understood.

>> As for the false-positive vlan filter, I understand that this means further filtering has to be applied by some driver. Where you
>> thinking on the 802q driver? what about the case where a VF driver is assigned a vlan, does the mlx4 VF code does filtering?

> The deal with the VLAN filter is similar, it includes all VIDs that some PF/VF requested.

So for a given VID, a unicast packet carrying it will be dispatched to
all the PFs/VFs which
have registered this VID? I guess this isn't the case, so please elaborate.

> We plan to add a MAC+VLAN filter implementation, that would cancel the need in this filter.

I'm still not clear in what level you expect the software  filtering to happen

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