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Date:	Thu, 9 Oct 2014 09:07:10 +0900
From:	Simon Horman <simon.horman@...ronome.com>
To:	Stephen Hemminger <stephen@...workplumber.org>
Cc:	dev@...nvswitch.org, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
	Pravin Shelar <pshelar@...ira.com>,
	Jesse Gross <jesse@...ira.com>, Jiri Pirko <jiri@...nulli.us>,
	Thomas Graf <tgraf@...g.ch>,
	John Fastabend <john.r.fastabend@...el.com>,
	Scott Feldman <sfeldma@...il.com>,
	Roopa Prabhu <roopa@...ulusnetworks.com>,
	Alexi Starovoitov <alexei.starovoitov@...il.com>,
	Florian Fainelli <f.fainelli@...il.com>,
	Jamal Hadi Salim <jhs@...atatu.com>,
	Bert van Leeuwen <bert.vanleeuwen@...ronome.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH/RFC] datapath: offload hooks

On Tue, Oct 07, 2014 at 09:55:21PM -0700, Stephen Hemminger wrote:
> On Wed,  8 Oct 2014 09:40:51 +0900
> Simon Horman <simon.horman@...ronome.com> wrote:
> 
> > +
> > +struct ovs_offload_ops {
> > +	/* Flow offload functions  */
> > +	/* Called when a flow entry is added to the flow table */
> > +	void (*flow_new)(struct sw_flow *);
> > +	/* Called when a flow entry is modified */
> > +	void (*flow_set)(struct sw_flow *);
> > +	/* Called when a flow entry is removed from the flow table */
> > +	void (*flow_del)(struct sw_flow *);
> > +	/* Called when flow stats are queried */
> > +	void (*flow_stats_get)(const struct sw_flow *, struct ovs_flow_stats *,
> > +			      unsigned long *used, __be16 *tcp_flags);
> > +	/* Called when flow stats are removed */
> > +	void (*flow_stats_clear)(struct sw_flow *);
> > +
> > +	/* Port offload functions  */
> > +	/* Called when a vport is added to the datapath */
> > +	void (*vport_new)(struct sk_buff *, struct vport *,
> > +			  struct vport_parms *);
> > +	/* Called when a vport is modified */
> > +	void (*vport_set)(struct sk_buff *, struct vport *);
> > +	/* Called when a vport is removed from the datapath */
> > +	void (*vport_del)(struct sk_buff *, struct vport *);
> > +	/* Called when vport stats are queried */
> > +	void (*vport_stats_get)(struct vport *, struct ovs_vport_stats *);
> > +	/* Called when vport stats are set */
> > +	void (*vport_stats_set)(struct vport *, struct ovs_vport_stats *);
> > +
> > +	/* Datapath offload functions  */
> > +	/* Called when the datapath is created */
> > +	void (*dp_new)(struct datapath *);
> > +	/* Called when the datapath is modified */
> > +	void (*dp_set)(struct datapath *);
> > +	/* Called when the datapath is removed */
> > +	void (*dp_del)(struct datapath *);
> > +	/* Called when the datapath stats are queried */
> > +	void (*dp_stats_get)(struct datapath *, struct ovs_dp_stats *);
> > +};
> 
> What about using netlink and netlink notifiers for event type stuff?
> Much easier to extend than all the _ops stuff and you can provide
> hook for people that want to do it in user space.

Hi Stephen,

thanks, that is not an avenue that I had previously considered,
though on that point I'm not speaking for others at Netronome.

I wonder if you could expand a little on which of the above you
consider event type stuff. From my point of view the hooks seem
to fall into two categories:

1. Hooks that are called to obtain information about the datapath.
   That is the *stats* hooks.
2. Hooks that are called when reconfiguration occurs.
   That is the non *stats* hooks.

It seems to me that both categories are typically driven by requests from
user-space.
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