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Date:   Mon, 11 May 2020 07:32:37 +0200
From:   Jiri Pirko <>
To:     Dave Taht <>
Cc:     Linux Kernel Network Developers <>,
        "David S. Miller" <>,
        Jakub Kicinski <>,,,,
        Saeed Mahameed <>,,,,,,
        Eran Ben Elisha <>,,,,,, Tariq Toukan <>,, Shannon Nelson <>,,,,,
        mlxsw <>, Ido Schimmel <>,,,,,,,
Subject: Re: [RFC v2] current devlink extension plan for NICs

Sun, May 10, 2020 at 06:30:59PM CEST, wrote:
>On Sun, May 10, 2020 at 7:46 AM Jiri Pirko <> wrote:
>> Hello guys.
>> Anyone has any opinion on the proposal? Or should I take it as a silent
>> agreement? :)
>> We would like to go ahead and start sending patchsets.
>I gotta say that the whole thing makes my head really hurt, and while
>this conversation is about how to go about configuring things,
>I've been unable to get a grip on how flows will actually behave with
>these offloads present.

As you said, this is about configuration. Not the actual packet

>My overall starting point for thinking about this stuff was described
>in this preso to broadcom a few years back:
>More recently I did what I think is my funniest talk ever on these
>Make some popcorn, take a look. :) I should probably have covered
>ecn's (mis)behaviors at the end, but I didn't.
>Steven hemminger's lca talk on these subjects was also a riot...
>so somehow going from my understanding of how stuff gets configured,
>to the actual result, is needed, for me to have any opinion at all.
>have this stuff basically running already? Can you run various
> tests through it?
>> Thanks!
>"For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public
>relations, for Mother Nature cannot be fooled" - Richard Feynman
> <Dave Täht> CTO, TekLibre, LLC Tel: 1-831-435-0729

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