[ovs-build] Supported Windows Platform

Alin Gabriel Serdean aserdean at ovn.org
Fri Nov 9 14:03:26 UTC 2018


You’re welcome.

—
Alin

> On 9 Nov 2018, at 11:30, Boris Ouretskey <borisusun at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Thanks a lot!!!
> 
> On Thu, Nov 8, 2018 at 9:35 PM Alin Gabriel Serdean <aserdean at ovn.org <mailto:aserdean at ovn.org>> wrote:
> When OVS was ported to Windows it was intended only to run on
> 8 / 2012 +.
> 
> I.e the function that you specified requires minimum 2012/8:
> https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/desktop/api/sysinfoapi/nf-sysinfoapi-getsystemtimepreciseasfiletime <https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/desktop/api/sysinfoapi/nf-sysinfoapi-getsystemtimepreciseasfiletime>
> 
> The main reason why we chose 2012/8 and above is that the forwarding
> extension requires 2012/8.
> 
> One could use different API to compile the userspace on 7/2008 but
> for the kernel module it would be a long way to get there.
> 
> Also for your other curiosity regarding unix/punix, the manual
> explains it:
> http://www.openvswitch.org/support/dist-docs/ovsdb-server.1.pdf <http://www.openvswitch.org/support/dist-docs/ovsdb-server.1.pdf> (search for unix/punix )
> 
> Please use ovs-discuss at openvswitch.org <mailto:ovs-discuss at openvswitch.org> for questions.
> 
> Alin.
> ---
> 
> I do not find the specific information sheet, but from different resources
> I can understand that open vswitch is supported on windows version higher
> than 8 e.g 8.1 and 10.
> 
> Is there anyway to build it for windows 7?
> 
> Currently it compiles. However when run, it fails with the
> GetSystemTimePreciseAsFileTime routine not found in KERNEL32.DLL the
> routine itrself is documented to exist in 8.1+ windows versions only.

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