On Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 5:21 PM, David Ahern <dsah...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 2/13/18 5:42 AM, Ido Schimmel wrote:
>> On Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 01:03:14PM +0200, Or Gerlitz wrote:
>>> On Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 2:05 AM, David Ahern <dsah...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Hardware supports multipath selection using the standard L4 5-tuple
>>>> instead of just L3 and the flow label. In addition, some network
>>>> operators prefer IPv6 path selection to use the 5-tuple.
>>> The HW supports using flow label and AFAIK that is the preferred approach
>>> by the community (?)
>>>> To that end, add support to IPv6 for multipath hash policy
>>> so a question comes up if/what are the disadvantaged
>>> to support 5-tuple. E.g Tom was commenting that such DPI is problematic
>>> when multiple IPv6 header extensions are used.
> Pros and cons to both approaches (L3 only or L4). We (Cumulus Networks)
> use L4 5-tuple hash for both IPv4 and IPv6. When I asked around various
> experts all of them gave me a puzzled look as to why I was asking the
> question. Basically, the unanimous response was of course it is an L4 hash.

how the various systems you are dealing with do with traffic that involves
ipv6 extension headers? what about environments with GRE? in ipv4 GRE
fabrics are just broken for ECMP, in ipv6 they can fly with flow label but
will crash again with L4 hash.

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