|| ||Jens Osterkamp <firstname.lastname@example.org> |
|| ||email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com |
|| ||implementation of IEEE 802.1Qbg in lldpad, part2 |
|| ||Thu, 17 Jun 2010 15:57:08 +0200|
|| ||Article, Thread
This series of patches contains the second part of an initial implementation of
the IEEE 802.1Qbg standard: code for the exchange of VDP VSI TLVs between a
host with virtual machines and an adjacent switch.
VDP profiles consisting of mode,mgrid,typeid,typeidversion,instanceid,mac,vlan
can be given to lldpad with lldptool.
A way to deliver profiles to lldpad from libvirt using netlink messages is
currently under development and not yet included in this series.
The profiles are then processed through the VDP/VSI and ECP state machines and
sent out as ECP frames.
ACK frames are received and processed through ECP and VDP/VSI state machines.
It implements a bridge role for a port together with a lldptool command to
switch a port to the bridge role.
The patch applies to lldpad 0.9.34 and still contains code to log low-level
protocol activity more verbosely than it would be necessary in the final
Things that are still missing but planned:
Â Â - adapt to final ECP ethertype. code currently uses extended
ethertype (0x88b7) plus OUI.
Â Â - more testing
Â Â - interface to allow registration of profiles with libvirt
Â Â - implementation of CDCP
Please review and comment !
Â Â Â Â Â Â Jens
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