Re: [core] [Last-Call] Genart last call review of draft-ietf-core-sid-15

Lars Eggert <lars@eggert.org> Mon, 12 July 2021 14:06 UTC

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Subject: Re: [core] [Last-Call] Genart last call review of draft-ietf-core-sid-15
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Linda, thank you for your review. I have entered a No Objection ballot for this document.

Lars


> On 2021-3-16, at 19:34, Linda Dunbar via Datatracker <noreply@ietf.org> wrote:
> 
> Reviewer: Linda Dunbar
> Review result: Not Ready
> 
> I am the assigned Gen-ART reviewer for this draft. The General Area
> Review Team (Gen-ART) reviews all IETF documents being processed
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> Document: draft-ietf-core-sid-15
> Reviewer: Linda Dunbar
> Review Date: 2021-03-16
> IETF LC End Date: 2021-03-17
> IESG Telechat date: Not scheduled for a telechat
> 
> Summary:
> This document introduces the globally unique 63-bits integers to identify YANG
> items which include data nodes, RPCs, their associated inputs/outputs,
> notifications, YANG modules, submodules, and features.
> 
> Major issues:
> - One of the benefits of YANG is its explicit naming and human-understandable
> notations. It will be a nightmare if all the YANG items are represented by
> integers. YANG items being represented by integers will be worse than the TYPE
> values in the TLVs. At least, the TLV types are in the context of the protocols
> and their messages. - It will be a tremendous amount of work to map all YANG
> items to globally unique integers. - YANG has been widely deployed without the
> numbering system. Which environment will need the integer representations? Who
> will validate the numbers used? How to validate the YANG modules represented by
> those "integers"?
> 
> - SID can be mistaken as Segment Identifiers (SID). Suggest using a different
> name.
> 
> Minor issues:
> 
> Nits/editorial comments:
> 
> Best Regards,
> Linda Dunbar
> 
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