Re: [Isis-wg] some questions for SR-ISIS

Pushpasis Sarkar <> Wed, 22 April 2015 12:02 UTC

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Hi Deccan,

On 4/22/15, 4:23 PM, "Stefano Previdi (sprevidi)" <>

><adding isis list>
>Hi Deccan,
>On Apr 20, 2015, at 6:03 AM, wrote:
>> hi Stefano and other SR-ISIS authors,
>> I have some questions when study
>> 1) for Prefix-SID Sub-TLV
>> It seems that we cannot support Prefix-SID Propagation with local label
>>inside the level, because each node cannot change the received flooding
>>information such as the label value before it propagate again, otherwise
>>packet inconsistency will occur in some remote nodes.
>> So, the only way to create the SR LSP inside the level is to advertise
>>prefix-sid with INDEX type.
>indeed. note that since most of the implementors agreed to use the same
>SRGB space for SR, we're pretty close to the concept of global labels...
>oops, no, sorry, I went too far...
>> Another way may directly advertise global label,
>you said that, not me... ;-)
>> but it's not appropriate for distribution network.
>"not appropriate", yes, let's put it this way...
>> In the case of propagation between levels, although in the document it
>>says the level-1-2 router can change the flooding information, but the
>>same problem is there, the total SR LSP can not be building with local
>>label advertisement.
>> Is it right? 
>ok, jokes apart, the reason why indexes have been defined is to cope with
>the local scope of mpls labels. I think it's good not to brake an
>architecture but I also think it's good to focus on practical problems to
>solve and the index gives you the best of both worlds: they don't brake
>mpls architecture and allows you to play with global (index) values.
>> 2) for Adj-SID Sub-TLV
>> In the document is says that an adjacency-sid can set the S-flagļ¼Œbut it
>>is possible that an adjacency can join many adjacency group. It is
>>difficult for the ingress node to process the received Adj-SID Sub-TLV
>>for the same specific remote adjacency with different  adjacency-sid
>>value with S-flag set, whether adj-sid 200 can overwrite adj-sid 100 or
>>they indicate different groups?
>> It seems that we need add ADJACENCY-GROUP-NAME information in the
>>Adj-SID Sub-TLV. 
>> Is it right? 
>sorry, I'm not sure I understand your point. The S bit tells you that the
>value may be shared among other adjacencies. This will tell you what you
>call "group".
[Pushpasis] I think you are trying to refer to a case where the same
adjacency is part of two adjacency-sets. I guess the same adjacency will
advertise 3 adjacency-sids, one for the indvidual link itself (S-Flag set
to 0) and one for each adjacency sets it belongs to (S-Flag set to 1). The
adjacency-sids in this cases will be additive and not overwrite each
other. The Adjacency-SID associated with adjacency set itself will act as
the group-identifier. There should not be a separate name needed. The same
Adjacency-SID will be advertised by all adjacencies that are part of it.

So if are 3 adjacencies A1, A2, A3 with individual sids 100, 200, 300
respectively. And there are following two Adjacency sets

Set 1: adjacencies A1 and A2, SID: 1000
Set 2: adjacencies A2 and A3, SID: 2000

Then following are the adjacency-Sids advertised by each adjacencies

A1: 100(S=0), 1000(S=1),
A2: 200(S=0), 1000(S=1), 2000(S=1)
A3: 300(S=0), 2000(S=1)

Hope my understanding was correct :)

>> Regards, 
>> deccan 
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