9-11 September 2019
Europe/Lisbon timezone

Having one, unified eBPF network packet filter, no more, no less.

9 Sep 2019, 17:00
45m
Ametista-room-I (Corinthia Hotel Lisbon)

Ametista-room-I

Corinthia Hotel Lisbon

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Birds of a Feather (BoF) Birds of a feather (BoF)

Description

For long time, The kernel have contained two mechanisms with similar packet filtering functionality: tc filter (with chains) and iptables/nftables.

As eBPF is starting to take over, once again we seem to have two mechanisms with similar functionality: BPFilter and the newly suggested OVS-eBPF datapath (on top on tc).

As we move to using eBPF, I'd like to discuss the possibility of uniting those two functionalities, both the BPFilter and OVS-eBPF path, into a single one and let go of all the duplicate code.

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