[ovs-dev] [PATCH 1/2] dpif-linux: Fail earlier if OVS kernel module isn't loaded

Ben Pfaff blp at nicira.com
Fri Oct 2 22:42:35 UTC 2009

Justin Pettit <jpettit at nicira.com> writes:

> When the kernel module isn't loaded, the bridge tries to open all the
> possible minor devices, regardless.  This change first checks that there
> is a major device number for Open vSwitch and only then tries to open the
> minor devices.

Looks OK to me.  I think that it adds logging in more places than
it needs to, though: just logging the failure to get the major
number at the point where we fail to get it should be enough,
instead of also logging it in the callers.


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