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Bug 1323148 - [RFE][OVS] use rtnetlink API to create vports
Summary: [RFE][OVS] use rtnetlink API to create vports
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: openvswitch
Version: 7.3
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Eric Garver
QA Contact: qding
Depends On: 1361236 1361238 1361241
Blocks: 1268061
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2016-04-01 11:46 UTC by Jiri Benc
Modified: 2017-09-06 21:47 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

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Doc Type: Enhancement
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Last Closed: 2017-09-06 21:47:17 UTC
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Description Jiri Benc 2016-04-01 11:46:03 UTC
Currently, with the kernel datapath, tunnel setup (vxlan, geneve) is done through the compat layer in the kernel. This should be converted to create tunnels directly using rtnetlink with the COLLECT_METADATA flag set.

This is needed to support new features: VXLAN-GPE, better control of checksumming, etc.

This feature needs upstream work first.

Comment 2 Thadeu Lima de Souza Cascardo 2016-05-26 20:36:45 UTC
POSTED upstream.

Comment 3 Thadeu Lima de Souza Cascardo 2016-08-04 18:45:53 UTC
This is not yet ready for OVS 2.6. Depends on some datapath work and other bug fixes.


Comment 4 Thadeu Lima de Souza Cascardo 2016-12-02 18:16:38 UTC
Reassigning to Eric Garver.

Comment 8 Eric Garver 2017-09-06 21:47:17 UTC
This feature is in the upstream OVS 2.8 release and will therefore make its way into the next fast-datapath-beta update.

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