[P4-dev] Dynamically loading P4 Modification

satish karunanithi satish.fdio at gmail.com
Sun Oct 15 04:39:28 EDT 2017


Thanks Nate but still i am not getting you clearly.

Can i add some new actions/tables which was not pre-compiled initially?
Can on existing p4 switch can i add one new table without restarting the
switch?


On Sun, Oct 15, 2017 at 1:48 PM, Nate Foster <jnfoster at cs.cornell.edu>
wrote:

> You can pre-compile some tables and dynamically program them to be
> accessible either via registers or table entries. And some hardware targets
> support (very) "fast" reconfiguration. But generally changing the structure
> of the P4 program is a heavier-weight operation.
>
> -N
>
> On Sun, Oct 15, 2017 at 3:38 AM, satish karunanithi <satish.fdio at gmail.com
> > wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> I am new to this group. I have one very basic doubt,
>>
>> Is it possible to add tables or actions dynamically? That is adding a new
>> table to the existing say 10 tables, without restarting or compiling the
>> complete code? Some thing like Dynamic link library?
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Satish
>>
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