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Date:   Fri, 7 Aug 2020 06:41:29 -0400
From:   Jamal Hadi Salim <jhs@...atatu.com>
To:     Jiri Pirko <jiri@...nulli.us>
Cc:     Ariel Levkovich <lariel@...lanox.com>, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
        kuba@...nel.org, xiyou.wangcong@...il.com, ast@...nel.org,
        daniel@...earbox.net
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next v2 0/3] ] TC datapath hash api

On 2020-07-10 8:04 a.m., Jamal Hadi Salim wrote:
> On 2020-07-09 8:19 a.m., Jiri Pirko wrote:
>> Thu, Jul 09, 2020 at 01:00:26PM CEST, jhs@...atatu.com wrote:

>>>
>>> Main point is: classifying based on hash(and for that
>>> matter any other metadata like mark) is needed as a general
>>> utility for the system and should not be only available for
>>> flower. The one big reason we allow all kinds of classifiers
>>> in tc is in the name of "do one thing and do it well".
>>
>> Sure. That classifier can exist, no problem. At the same time, flower
>> can match on it as well. There are already multiple examples of
>> classifiers matching on the same thing. I don't see any problem there.
>>
> 
> I keep pointing to the issues and we keep circling back
> to your desire to add it to flower. I emphatize with the
> desire to have flower as a one stop shop for all things classification
> but this is at the expense of other classifiers. I too need this for 
> offloading  as well as getting the RSS proper feature i described.ets 
> make progress.
> You go ahead - i will submit a version to add it as a separate
> hash classifier.
> 

Some cycles opened up - I will work on this in the next day or
two now that your patches are in...

cheers,
jamal

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