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Date:   Fri, 13 May 2022 17:07:02 +0200
From:   Steffen Klassert <>
To:     Leon Romanovsky <>
CC:     Leon Romanovsky <>,
        "David S . Miller" <>,
        Herbert Xu <>,
        <>, Raed Salem <>,
        ipsec-devel <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH ipsec-next 6/6] xfrm: enforce separation between
 priorities of HW/SW policies

On Tue, May 10, 2022 at 01:36:57PM +0300, Leon Romanovsky wrote:
> From: Leon Romanovsky <>
> Devices that implement IPsec full offload mode offload policies too.
> In RX path, it causes to the situation that HW can't effectively handle
> mixed SW and HW priorities unless users make sure that HW offloaded
> policies have higher priorities.
> In order to make sure that users have coherent picture, let's require to
> make sure that HW offloaded policies have always (both RX and TX) higher
> priorities than SW ones.

I'm still not sure whether splitting priorities in software and hardware
is the right way to go. I fear we can get problems with corner cases we
don't think about now. But OTOH I don't have a better idea. So maybe
someone on the list has an opinion on that.

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