[ovs-dev] [PATCH v2] vswitch: Allow user to set Ethernet address of any internal interface.

Ben Pfaff blp at nicira.com
Mon Oct 5 16:24:52 UTC 2009


Ben Pfaff <blp at nicira.com> writes:

> Until now the vswitch configuration file has allowed the user to configure
> the MAC address on bridge local ports only.  This commit adds the ability
> to configure them on any internal interface.
>
> It would be logical to extend this to any bridge port, period, but many
> network devices must be brought down before their Ethernet addresses may be
> changed.  Bringing a network interface down and then back up can reset a
> lot of state, so as we don't actually need the ability to change any bridge
> port's MAC address yet this commit does not implement it.

Because the comments I got on v1 were mostly about the
documentation, I pushed this.

I'll merge into master soon.




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