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Date:   Mon, 29 Jun 2020 15:53:19 -0700
From:   Jakub Kicinski <>
To:     Rahul Lakkireddy <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next 0/3] cxgb4: add mirror action support for

On Sat, 27 Jun 2020 12:14:07 +0530 Rahul Lakkireddy wrote:
> > What's the main use case for this feature? It appears that you're
> > allocating queues in patch 2. At the same time I don't see SWITCHDEV
> > mode / representors in this driver. So the use case is to redirect a
> > packet out to another port while still receiving a copy?  
> The main use case is to sniff packets that are being switched out
> by hardware. The requirement is that there would be higher priority
> flower rules that will accept specific traffic and all the other
> traffic will be switched out on one of the underlying ports.
> Occasionally, we want to sniff the packets that are being switched
> out by replacing the redirect action with mirror action.
> The reason for allocating queues is that the VIs are isolated from
> each other and can't access each other's queues. So, separate queues
> must be allocated for mirror VI.

Sounds reasonable, please fix the use of refcount_t (perhaps just use 
a normal integer since structures are protected), and repost.

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