[OpenWrt-Devel] OpenWrt 19.01 plans
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Fri Sep 28 12:55:02 EDT 2018
> On Sep 28, 2018, at 07:20, Jerome BENOIT <jbenoit100 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Is there any work in OpenWRT targeted at integrating Linux forwarding
>>> fastpath in the official build ?
>>> There are out-of-tree patches and builds floating around and nowadays 1
>>> GB/s fiber internet access is very common is developed countries, and
>>> the router is then becoming the bottleneck in many case.
>> With my colleagues I have already started this effort and plan to
>> share patches to OpenWrt as soon as the work is ready. The plan is to
>> present this on OpenWrt summit in our talk "State of fast path
>> networking in Linux" as well . Part of this activity is my pull
>> request for 4.19 inclusion . If there are other activities around
>> this space please reach out to speed up the process.
> Great. I do no have closely followed the Linux kernel development lately but the need for the 4.19 version in OpenWRT for fastpath forwarding is because the SFE code have been upstreamed is that version ?
> Or because the latest SFE patches are against that version ?
> The only related work that I'm aware of is https://github.com/gwlim/Fast-Path-LEDE-OpenWRT but I do not think the author have tried to include it upstream.
So in kernel 4.17 I believe landed flow offloading support. This accomplishes something similar to SFE while being a proper upstream solution. This is already implemented in OpenWrt.
Is there something that I’m missing here?
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