[openstack-dev] [os-vif] [passthrough] [VifHostDevice]
moshele at mellanox.com
Fri Sep 22 13:55:16 UTC 2017
The ODL part is still not ready. We need to do code changes in odl to make it work see  
We try to make the design as generic as possible so if you have a SR-IOV NIC that support switchdev
And allow to offload rules using linux tc it should work.
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> From: pranab boruah [mailto:pranabjyotiboruah at gmail.com]
> Sent: Friday, September 22, 2017 4:50 PM
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> Subject: [openstack-dev] [os-vif] [passthrough] [VifHostDevice]
> Thanks Sean for such a descriptive answer. It definitely helped.
> >the hardware offload support for melonox nics is only supported with
> >the openvswitch or odl >ml2 dirvers
> [Pranab] Okay. We have the option of using ODL as the mechanism driver
> too. I am building the cluster with ODL as the mechanism driver right now and
> would experiment with it.
> Do you think there is a design limitation in VIFHostDevice model that limits us
> in using either only Mellanox or Netronome NICs? AFAIK, say I have a SRIOV
> NIC that supports OVS offload and Switchdev and we use openvswitch/odl as
> the mechanism driver, things should work as expected for this NIC too right?
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