Re: [CCAMP] Still have issues in WSON Processing HOP Attribute Encoding in draft-ietf-ccamp-wson-signaling-08

Lou Berger <lberger@labn.net> Tue, 09 September 2014 16:33 UTC

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Subject: Re: [CCAMP] Still have issues in WSON Processing HOP Attribute Encoding in draft-ietf-ccamp-wson-signaling-08
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Young,
    The changes have taken me longer to do (and get to) than I'd hoped
-- I'm expecting to have them out  today.

WRT work in the WG, as Adrian said in his mail, all changes are future
looking and WGs/chairs are currently unchanged (and ongoing work is to
continue as such).

Lou

On 9/8/2014 6:04 PM, Leeyoung wrote:
> Hi Lou,
>
> Are you intending to the proposed changes for this draft before your new assignment for TEAS WG? It will be great to move on with the draft with the current leadership. 
>
> Thanks,
> Young
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Lou Berger [mailto:lberger@labn.net] 
> Sent: Friday, August 08, 2014 6:08 AM
> To: Leeyoung; CCAMP; draft-ietf-ccamp-wson-signaling@tools.ietf.org
> Subject: RE: [CCAMP] Still have issues in WSON Processing HOP Attribute Encoding in draft-ietf-ccamp-wson-signaling-08
>
> Young,
>
> Stating with the unintended change documented in v 08 is fine with me. I am a bit disappointed that we haven't heard from more wg participants. Perhaps we're suffering from August vacations...
>
> I'll send some purposed changes to -08.
>
> Lou
>
>
> On August 7, 2014 4:08:51 PM Leeyoung <leeyoung@huawei.com> wrote:
>
>> Hi Lou,
>>
>> Based on Cyril's comment on RBI TLV, it is reasonable to think of its 
>> encoding using HOP Attribute TLV/ERO subobject per [RVSP-RO] which is 
>> the current text.
>>
>> If, however, we were to separate RBI TLV from WA method TLV (i.e, 
>> putting this under LSP_REQUIRED_ATTRIBUTES Object), this adds more 
>> changes on current implementation. For a distributed WA perspective 
>> (which is the case this draft is dealing with), WA method need not be 
>> an LSP-level attribute, especially around Resource Blocks (Wavelength 
>> Conversion). If we can accept this, I think we can encode WA method 
>> TLV as HOP Attribute TLV encoded as ERO subobject. This implies the 
>> current 08 text is fine with some consistency check.
>>
>> Young
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Lou Berger [mailto:lberger@labn.net]
>> Sent: Monday, August 04, 2014 8:28 PM
>> To: Leeyoung; CCAMP; draft-ietf-ccamp-wson-signaling@tools.ietf.org
>> Subject: Re: [CCAMP] Still have issues in WSON Processing HOP 
>> Attribute Encoding in draft-ietf-ccamp-wson-signaling-08
>>
>> Young,
>>     I think the text is inconsistent (looking back on -07 and the emails).  My 
>>     primary focus / desire at this time is clarifying the existing text without 
>>     making any substantive technical changes.
>>
>> The narrative implies [RSVP-RO], but the editors' intent was 
>> LSP_REQUIRED_ATRIBUTES object.  I personally (all hats off) think 
>> LSP_REQUIRED_ATTRIBUTES object is right for WA method and [RSVP-RO] is 
>> right for RBI.  With hats on, I'd like the text to reflect 
>> implementations and the LC.
>>
>> At this point it might be useful to hear from others in the WG.
>>
>> WG/All/Authors/Contributors,
>>     Does anyone else care to weigh in?
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Lou
>>
>> On 8/4/2014 7:00 PM, Leeyoung wrote:
>>> Hi Lou,
>>>
>>> Good point on RBI info! I can think of the RB Identifier (32 bit 
>>> field)
>> to imply the node/interface to which wavelength conversion would take 
>> place if we were to use LSP_REQUIRED_ATRIBUTES object. In other words, 
>> making the RB Identifier globally significant in a domain, per hop 
>> treatment of the RBs is possible.
>>> On the other hand, a better way to treat Resource Block Information 
>>> seems
>> to be using an alternative way (i.e., using HOP Attributes/ERO 
>> subobject per [RSVP-RO]).
>>> If making the RB ID globally significant creates a problem, we need 
>>> to
>> make some technical changes to the draft. Let me know what you think.
>>> Regards,
>>> Young
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Lou Berger [mailto:lberger@labn.net]
>>> Sent: Monday, August 04, 2014 5:30 PM
>>> To: Leeyoung
>>> Cc: CCAMP; draft-ietf-ccamp-wson-signaling@tools.ietf.org
>>> Subject: Re: [CCAMP] Still have issues in WSON Processing HOP 
>>> Attribute Encoding in draft-ietf-ccamp-wson-signaling-08
>>>
>>> Young,
>>>     Thanks for the quick response.  I "get" how WA method works, but 
>>> am
>> less clear how Resource Block Information (e.g., Regeneration control 
>> and Attribute Conversion control) works per node. For example, how 
>> would control of wavelength conversion at a particular node work?
>>> Perhaps just running through this one simple case will help...
>>>
>>> Again, as a reminder, the desire is to document existing intent 
>>> rather
>> than redefining the solution.
>>> Much thanks,
>>> Lou
>>>
>>> On 8/4/2014 5:08 PM, Leeyoung wrote:
>>>> Hi Lou,
>>>>
>>>> Since the LSP_REQUIRED_ATTRIBUTES object is meant to allow each 
>>>> transit node to inspect the TLV's under it, each transit node will 
>>>> inspect RBI or WA method and apply if it has relevance for the 
>>>> node; otherwise just pass to the next hop. (Section 5 of RFC 5420 
>>>> has this
>>>> clause: "This means that this object SHOULD only be used for 
>>>> attributes that require support at some transit LSRs and so require 
>>>> examination at all transit LSRs.")
>>>>
>>>> This may not be optimal but a way to get around technical changes 
>>>> as you
>> pointed out not to do so at this moment.
>>>> If we want this to be optimal and require technical changes to the
>> draft, we can go with an alternative, utilizing [RSVP-RO] draft with 
>> ERO subobject/HOP Attributes to encode RBI or WA method as its TLVs.
>>>> Whichever the WG wants, we can go either way.
>>>>
>>>> Thanks,
>>>> Young
>>>>
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: Lou Berger [mailto:lberger@labn.net]
>>>> Sent: Monday, August 04, 2014 3:44 PM
>>>> To: Leeyoung; CCAMP; draft-ietf-ccamp-wson-signaling@tools.ietf.org
>>>> Subject: Re: [CCAMP] Still have issues in WSON Processing HOP 
>>>> Attribute Encoding in draft-ietf-ccamp-wson-signaling-08
>>>>
>>>> Young,
>>>>
>>>> On 8/4/2014 4:29 PM, Leeyoung wrote:
>>>>> Hi,
>>>>>
>>>>> Lou, here's my comment on your comment. In a nutshell replacing
>> [RSVP-RO] with [RFC5420] will solve the confusion.
>>>>> Please see in-line for details.
>>>>>
>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>>
>>>>> Young
>>>> So you are saying that Resource Block Information and Wavelength
>> Assignment Method are encoded end-to-end and *never* have 
>> hop/node/interface specific meaning (as they are each encoded as an 
>> Attribute TLV in an LSP_REQUIRED_ATTRIBUTE object), is this correct?
>>>> ARE YOU SURE?
>>>>
>>>> How do you envision the LSP_REQUIRED_ATTRIBUTE object conveying 
>>>> per-hop information? (As discussed in section 3.2 and the first 
>>>> paragraph on section 4.2.)
>>>>
>>>> Lou
>>>> ....
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>
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