On Sun, Apr 15, 2018 at 09:01:16AM +0300, Or Gerlitz wrote: > On Sat, Apr 14, 2018 at 2:03 AM, Samudrala, Sridhar > <sridhar.samudr...@intel.com> wrote: > > > I meant between PFs on 2 compute nodes. > > If the PF serves as uplink rep, it functions as a switch port -- applications > don't run on switch ports. One way to get apps to run on the host in switchdev > mode is probe one of the VFs there. > > > [...] > > > By smartnic env, i guess you are referring to OVS control plane also running > > on the NIC. > > correct >
Not just OvS, but other applications running on the SmartNIC could use tc for programming hardware can benefit from a design like this. > > I will look forward to your patches. > > FWIW, note that my patches don't bring any newz for you.. I am aligning > mlx5 with what was agreed on netdev, e.g nfp does it (uplink rep and > such) already. Probably not major news from us either since this was discussed at the last NetConf, but we are planning to have this option for SmartNICs or PCI-multihost NICs, too.