Last Call Review of draft-ietf-pce-lsp-setup-type-07

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Type Last Call Review
Team Routing Area Directorate (rtgdir)
Deadline 2018-01-05
Requested 2017-12-19
Requested by Deborah Brungard
Other Reviews Opsdir Last Call review of -08 by Dan Romascanu
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Reviewer Daniele Ceccarelli
Review review-ietf-pce-lsp-setup-type-07-rtgdir-lc-ceccarelli-2018-01-10
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Review result Has Issues
Draft last updated 2018-01-10
Review completed: 2018-01-10



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Document: draft-ietf-pce-lsp-setup-type-07

Reviewer: Daniele Ceccarelli

Review Date: 2018-01-10

IETF LC End Date: date-if-known

Intended Status: Standards Track


I have some minor concerns about this document that I think should be resolved before publication.


The draft is a bit confusing on some aspects. I had to read it again a couple of times to understand that 2 TLVs are defined (probably my fault). If you could make it clearer in the intro that 2 TLVs are defined each of which with a precise scope, that would make things easier.

Also the list of the PSTs is a bit confusing. Since each PST is a byte field why don’t you adopt and encoding like the one used in RFC7138 section 4.1.1. for the muxing stages? You could encode the PST values like the Stage#1…Stage# below.

   0                   1                   2                   3
    0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1
   |        Type = 1 (Unres-fix)   |             Length            |
   |  Signal Type  | Num of stages |T|S| TSG | Res |    Priority   |
   |    Stage#1    |      ...      |   Stage#N     |    Padding    |
   |  Unreserved ODUj at Prio 0    |             .....             |
   |  Unreserved ODUj at Prio 7    |     Unreserved Padding        |

                   Figure 3: Bandwidth Sub-TLV -- Type 1

Major Issues:

No major issues found.

Minor Issues:

  *   Section 3: definition of the Length field is missing. Further reading the document I found it later in section 3. Ordering the definitions of the fields accordingly with the order they appear in the TLV improves the readability.
  *   Section 3: why is the PST length needed? Why is not enough to use the Length field of the PSTCapability TLV?
  *   Section 3: “This document defines the following PST value:

          o  PST = 0: Path is setup using the RSVP-TE signaling protocol.” …please see general comment above.


  *   Abstract: I’d suggest substituting “Traffic Engineering paths (TE paths)” with Traffic Engineering (TE) paths.
  *   Requirement language: usually this section is a subsection in the body of the draft, not in the abstract. It could be put as 1.1?
  *   Section1: “by sending the ERO and characteristics of the LSP”…shouldn’t a “THE” be used between “and” and “characteristics”?