[P4-dev] Dynamically loading P4 Modification

satish karunanithi satish.fdio at gmail.com
Sun Oct 15 05:23:36 EDT 2017


Ok Thanks Nate for clarifying my queries.


On Sun, Oct 15, 2017 at 2:46 PM, Nate Foster <jnfoster at cs.cornell.edu>
wrote:

> It depends. Whether or not a device supports this functionality is not
> mandated by P4.
>
> However, I believe some targets will/do support such dynamic
> reconfiguration.
>
> -N
>
> On Sun, Oct 15, 2017 at 5:04 AM, satish karunanithi <satish.fdio at gmail.com
> > wrote:
>
>> Ok Thanks.
>>
>> If a program or fix can be compiled and loaded dynamically like the
>> patch/ inservice upgradation can this new patch can be loaded into system
>> without restarting this process or target.
>>
>> On Sun, Oct 15, 2017 at 2:22 PM, Nate Foster <jnfoster at cs.cornell.edu>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Can i add some new actions/tables which was not pre-compiled initially?
>>>>
>>>
>>> No.
>>>
>>>
>>>> Can on existing p4 switch can i add one new table without restarting
>>>> the switch?
>>>>
>>>
>>> Depends on the switch and what exactly you mean by restarting.
>>>
>>> -N
>>>
>>
>>
>
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