[ovs-dev] [PATCH] netflow: Populate NetFlow output interface field.

Justin Pettit jpettit at nicira.com
Mon Oct 26 23:02:14 UTC 2009

On Oct 23, 2009, at 4:00 PM, Jesse Gross wrote:

> Previously NetFlow expiration messages always contained 0 as the
> output interface index.  This changes that to report the OpenFlow
> interface instead.

Thanks for adding this.  It looks reasonable to me.  Just a couple of  
minor things:

>         add_controller_action(ctx->out, oao);
> +        ctx->nf_output_iface = ODPP_LOCAL;

Shouldn't this line be below for OFPP_LOCAL?

I spoke with Pete about what should be done with packets that are only  
sent to the controller, and he suggested that we don't generate  
NetFlow records for them.

>         break;
>     case OFPP_LOCAL:
>         add_output_action(ctx, ODPP_LOCAL);

Also, I think it would be good to document the special meaning of  
these ports.  Perhaps in the ovs-vswitch.conf man page.  While you're  
in there, it might be nice to describe that when the "add-id-to-iface"  
flag is enabled that the maximum number of supported ports is going to  
around 509.


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