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Re: [libvirt] [libvirt PATCH] Port-profile ID support using IFLA_VF_PORT_PROFILE netlink msg




Scott Feldman <scofeldm cisco com> wrote on 05/10/2010 04:30:23 PM:


>
> Chris Wright, Gerhard Stenzel, libvir-list, libvir-list-bounces

>
> On 5/10/10 1:07 PM, "Stefan Berger" <stefanb us ibm com> wrote:
>
> > Scott Feldman <scofeldm cisco com> wrote on 05/10/2010 03:53:45 PM:
> >> 3) Create a port-profile manager for LLDPAD to map port-profile to
> >> internal protocol settings.  The mapping would resolve VDP parameters,
> >> for example, given a port-profile.  Like:
> >>
> >>     port-profile: "joes-garage"   --->  VSI Manager ID: 15
> >>                                         VSI Type ID: 12345
> >>                                         VSI Type ID Ver: 1
> >
> > Sounds like this would require a whole new management API to get this
> > mapping onto the machine and that probably isn't anywhere in place
> > today...
>
> Yes, that's what's required for step 3).


The other way around would be easier. If there was an otherwise-forbidden
separator character we could have the

15/12345/1

and assume that if '/' is found we go for 802.1Qbg, 802.Qbh otherwise.

   Stefan


>
> >> Comments?
> >
> > 802.1Qbg + 802.1Qbh => 802.1Qbi  :-)
>
> Ah, that reminds me I forgot one other good quality about my proposal:
>
>     8) Allows pre-standards (bg and bh) to change, but the
>        implementation details are hidden from the netlink API.
>
> -scott
>

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