[openstack-dev] [networking-sfc] What resources can and can't be reused

Henry Fourie louis.fourie at huawei.com
Mon Feb 13 20:55:29 UTC 2017

  See inline.

-        Louis

From: Duarte Cardoso, Igor [mailto:igor.duarte.cardoso at intel.com]
Sent: Monday, February 13, 2017 11:12 AM
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Subject: [openstack-dev] [networking-sfc] What resources can and can't be reused

Hi networking-sfc,

As part of my work regarding SFC Encapsulation and SFC Graphs, I exercised the API to understand exactly what resources can be reused, to possibly relax a few of the constraints when a chain is encapsulated end-to-end.
I'm requesting that the leaders and cores take a look at the list below, and reply if you see something that doesn't look quite right (or have any other comment/question). Thanks!

1.      Every flow-classifier must have a logical source port.
LF:  - this is only true for OVS drivers.

2.      The flow-classifier must be unique in its (full) definition.
LF: correct

3.      A port-chain can have multiple flow-classifiers associated with exactly the same definition BUT different logical source ports.
LF: correct

4.      The port-chains can be ambiguous, i.e. match on the same classification criteria, if and only if there are 0 flow classifiers associated.
LF: If a port-chain has no classifier, then there is no classification so no traffic flows through it.

5. The flow classifiers can only be used once, by a single port-chain.
LF: correct.

6.      Different port-chains cannot be associated to different flow classifiers that specify the same classification criteria BUT different logical source ports (this is https://bugs.launchpad.net/networking-sfc/+bug/1638421).
LF: correct

7. A port-pair's ingress cannot be in use by another port-pair's ingress.
LF: correct a SF port can only be the  ingress port of one port pair.

8. A port-pair's egress cannot be in use by another port-pair's egress.
LF: correct a SF port can only be the  egress port of one port pair.

9. A port-pair can be associated to another port-pair's ingress and egress ports BUT swapped (i1=e2, e1=i2).
LF: correct.

10. The port-pairs become "in use" when a port-pair-group associates them, so they can't be reused across port-pair-groups.
LF: correct, a port-pair can only be in one port-pair group.

11. A port-chain can include port-pair-groups already associated to other port-chains, as long as not the exact same sequence as another port-chain (e.g. pc1: [ppg1,ppg2]; pc2: [ppg1] - is fine).
LF: correct.

Best regards,

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