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Date:   Thu, 03 Nov 2016 17:00:18 -0400 (EDT)
From:   David Miller <>
Subject: Re: Time to revisit LISP?

From: Tom Herbert <>
Date: Thu, 3 Nov 2016 13:57:59 -0700

> On Thu, Nov 3, 2016 at 1:37 PM, David Miller <> wrote:
>> Userspace resolution of paths in response to data path signalling
>> simply does not scale and is fundamentally an extremely poor design
>> choice.  We're trying to move away from, rather than towards, these
>> kinds of architectures.
> OVS is quite different I think. LISP is a specific resolution protocol
> of identifier to locator as opposed to be some open ended mechanism to
> resolve some arbitrary definition of flows like OVS. Also, I don't
> think there's any specific requirement in LISP that prevents on from
> implementing the mapping protocol in the kernel, it should just be a
> simple UDP communication.
> Do you see anything in the protocol itself that would be a showstopper?

I'd have to see the code and how it works.  I can't review hypothetical

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