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Date:   Thu, 17 Dec 2020 18:30:31 -0700
From:   David Ahern <>
To:     Alexander Duyck <>,
        Jason Gunthorpe <>
Cc:     Saeed Mahameed <>,
        "David S. Miller" <>,
        Jakub Kicinski <>,
        Leon Romanovsky <>,
        Netdev <>,,
        David Ahern <>,
        Jacob Keller <>,
        Sridhar Samudrala <>,
        "Ertman, David M" <>,
        Dan Williams <>,
        Kiran Patil <>,
        Greg KH <>
Subject: Re: [net-next v4 00/15] Add mlx5 subfunction support

On 12/16/20 3:53 PM, Alexander Duyck wrote:
> The problem in my case was based on a past experience where east-west
> traffic became a problem and it was easily shown that bypassing the
> NIC for traffic was significantly faster.

If a deployment expects a lot of east-west traffic *within a host* why
is it using hardware based isolation like a VF. That is a side effect of
a design choice that is remedied by other options.

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