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Date: Wed, 11 Oct 2023 09:41:14 -0700
From: Jakub Kicinski <>
To: takeru hayasaka <>
Cc: Jesse Brandeburg <>, Tony Nguyen
 <>, "David S. Miller" <>, Eric
 Dumazet <>, Paolo Abeni <>,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next] ethtool: ice: Support for RSS settings to GTP
 from ethtool

On Wed, 11 Oct 2023 14:25:55 +0900 takeru hayasaka wrote:
> > Regarding the patch - you are only adding flow types, not a new field
> > (which are defined as RXH_*). If we want to hash on an extra field,
> > I think we need to specify that field as well?  
> I've been really struggling with this...
> When I read the Intel ICE documentation, it suggests that in RSS, TEID
> can be an additional input.
> However, I couldn't think of a reason not to include TEID when
> enabling RSS for GTP cases.
> (cf. Table 8. Patterns and Input Sets for iavf RSS)
> However, for Flow Director, it's clear that you'd want to include the
> TEID field. But since I found that someone from Intel has already
> configured it to use TEID with Flow Director, I thought maybe we don't
> need to add the TEID parameter for now.
> If we want to include something other than TEID (e.g., QFI) in Flow
> Director, I think it would be better to prepare a new field.

I think we should expose TEID as a field. It's easier to understand 
the API if fields are all listed, and not implied by the flow hash.

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