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Date:   Fri, 7 Oct 2022 16:39:25 +0200
From:   Davide Caratti <>
To:     Marcelo Leitner <>
Cc:     Ilya Maximets <>,
        Eelco Chaudron <>,
        Tianyu Yuan <>,
        Simon Horman <>,,
        oss-drivers <>,,
        Cong Wang <>,
        Jamal Hadi Salim <>,
        Oz Shlomo <>, Paul Blakey <>
Subject: Re: [ovs-dev] [PATCH] tests: fix reference output for meter offload stats

On Fri, Oct 7, 2022 at 3:21 PM Marcelo Leitner <> wrote:
> (+TC folks and netdev@)
> On Fri, Oct 07, 2022 at 02:42:56PM +0200, Ilya Maximets wrote:
> > On 10/7/22 13:37, Eelco Chaudron wrote:


> I don't see how we could achieve this without breaking much of the
> user experience.
> >
> > - or create something like act_count - a dummy action that only
> >   counts packets, and put it in every datapath action from OVS.
> This seems the easiest and best way forward IMHO. It's actually the
> 3rd option below but "on demand", considering that tc will already use
> the stats of the first action as the flow stats (in
> tcf_exts_dump_stats()), then we can patch ovs to add such action if a
> meter is also being used (or perhaps even always, because other
> actions may also drop packets, and for OVS we would really be at the
> 3rd option below).

Correct me if I'm wrong, but actually act_gact action with "pipe"
control action should already do this counting job.

any feedback appreciated, thanks!

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