Daemon Startup and Shutdown

Upon startup, the daemon executes the following tasks:

For introductory information on libssd, see Route Manager Application. For introductory information on KCOM, see Using the GENCFG/SSRB Library.

To shut down, the daemon leaves the ssd state (next hops and routes) intact and exits. The exit has no effect on the active control plane, and the Routing Protocol daemon (rpd) removes the routes later.

Nexthop Add Requests and the Packet Destination Flag

The daemon distributes egress packets to the MS PIC to either control or data cores according to the DATA field in the packet cookie. This occurs in the function msprsmd_ssd_add_nexthop().

The function ssd_request_nexthop_add() takes an ssd_nh_add_parms structure, whose rnhm_dst_flag field specifies whether to send to a control or data core. This field defaults to DATA:

   struct ssd_nh_add_parms {
       ifl_idx_t               ifl;        /* ifl interface for the  next hop */
       struct ssd_nh_opq_data  opq_data;   /* Opaque data to be added to the next hop */
       u_int8_t		       dst_flag;   /* SSD_NEXTHOP_DST_FLAG_CTRL or
                                              SSD_NEXTHOP_DST_FLAG_DATA */
       u_int8_t                pkt_dist_type; /* Round-robin / flow affinity */

The code in msprsmd_ssd_add_nexthop() initially resets the flag to CONTROL:

    struct ssd_nh_add_parms parms;
    int error = 0;

     * Fill in ssd_nh_add_parms
    memset(&parms, 0, sizeof(struct ssd_nh_add_parms));
    msprsmd_kcom_ifl_by_idx(msprsmd_if, &parms.ifl);
    parms.dst_flag = SSD_NEXTHOP_DST_FLAG_CTRL;
    parms.pkt_dist_type = SSD_NEXTHOP_PKT_DIST_FA;

     * Send the request
    error = ssd_request_nexthop_add(fd, SSD_CLIENT_CTX(msprsmd_if),
                                    &parms, SSD_CLIENT_CTX(msprsmd_if));


Interface Activation and Deactivation

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