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Date:   Fri, 13 May 2022 17:07:02 +0200
From:   Steffen Klassert <steffen.klassert@...unet.com>
To:     Leon Romanovsky <leon@...nel.org>
CC:     Leon Romanovsky <leonro@...dia.com>,
        "David S . Miller" <davem@...emloft.net>,
        Herbert Xu <herbert@...dor.apana.org.au>,
        <netdev@...r.kernel.org>, Raed Salem <raeds@...dia.com>,
        ipsec-devel <devel@...ux-ipsec.org>
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 <leonro@...dia.com>
> 
> 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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