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Date:   Mon, 11 Apr 2022 08:45:36 -0700
From:   Stephen Hemminger <stephen@...workplumber.org>
To:     Boris Sukholitko <boris.sukholitko@...adcom.com>
Cc:     netdev@...r.kernel.org, "David S . Miller" <davem@...emloft.net>,
        Jakub Kicinski <kuba@...nel.org>,
        Jamal Hadi Salim <jhs@...atatu.com>,
        Cong Wang <xiyou.wangcong@...il.com>,
        Jiri Pirko <jiri@...nulli.us>,
        "Gustavo A . R . Silva" <gustavoars@...nel.org>,
        Vladimir Oltean <vladimir.oltean@....com>,
        Eric Dumazet <edumazet@...gle.com>,
        zhang kai <zhangkaiheb@....com>,
        Yoshiki Komachi <komachi.yoshiki@...il.com>,
        Ilya Lifshits <ilya.lifshits@...adcom.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH iproute2-next 0/2] flower: match on the number of vlan
 tags

On Mon, 11 Apr 2022 16:32:00 +0300
Boris Sukholitko <boris.sukholitko@...adcom.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> 
> Our customers in the fiber telecom world have network configurations
> where they would like to control their traffic according to the number
> of tags appearing in the packet.
> 
> For example, TR247 GPON conformance test suite specification mostly
> talks about untagged, single, double tagged packets and gives lax
> guidelines on the vlan protocol vs. number of vlan tags.
> 
> This is different from the common IT networks where 802.1Q and 802.1ad
> protocols are usually describe single and double tagged packet. GPON
> configurations that we work with have arbitrary mix the above protocols
> and number of vlan tags in the packet.
> 
> The following patch series implement number of vlans flower filter. They
> add num_of_vlans flower filter as an alternative to vlan ethtype protocol
> matching. The end result is that the following command becomes possible:
> 
> tc filter add dev eth1 ingress flower \
>   num_of_vlans 1 vlan_prio 5 action drop
> 
> The corresponding kernel patches are being sent separately.
> 
> Thanks,
> Boris.

Maybe something custom like this is better done by small BPF program?

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