Re: [PATCH] IPVS: SCTP Tranport Load Balancing Support to IPVS

From: Simon Horman
Date: Mon Jan 18 2010 - 18:22:05 EST

On Mon, Jan 18, 2010 at 11:20:11PM +0530, Mohan Reddy wrote:
> This patch adds SCTP packet load balancing support to IPVS. This patch is written against linux- kernel. This has been written based on the SCTP FSM desribed in the RFC 4960. All the posibilities of chunks have been taken care.
> Once the IPVS receives an SCTP packet with INIT chunk we will create a
> connection object and chooses a real and forward the packet based on the
> forwarding method. After creating the connection we will drive the FSM based
> on the chunks(in this code they are called as events). The return packet from
> the server will be an INIT ACK chunck, then we will move the FSM state to
> IP_VS_S_INIT_ACK_SER. Like this all the chunks have next states.
> As all the packets are destined to the virtual server (VIP) we haven't handled
> multihomed endpoints.
> Signed-off-by : Venkata Mohan Reddy Koppula <mohanreddykv@xxxxxxxxx>


I haven't had time to review your patch properly yet.
But I have two minor comments.

Firstly, could you please base your work on Patrick McHardy's nf-next-2.6
tree or at least Dave Miller's the net-next-2.6 tree. At this stage it just
looks like you'll need to re-diff the patch.


> diff -Npaur linux- linux-
> --- linux- 2010-01-07 04:37:45.000000000 +0530
> +++ linux- 2010-01-16 21:19:54.772760964 +0530
> @@ -100,6 +100,12 @@ config IP_VS_PROTO_AH
> This option enables support for load balancing AH (Authentication
> Header) transport protocol. Say Y if unsure.
> +config IP_VS_PROTO_SCTP
> + bool "SCTP load balancing support"

You need

select CRC32C


> + ---help---
> + This option enables support for load balancing SCTP transport
> + protocol. Say Y if unsure.
> +
> comment "IPVS scheduler"
> config IP_VS_RR

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