[ovs-dev] [PATCH] ovs-ofctl, ovs-controller: Disable flow idle timeout by default.

Ben Pfaff blp at nicira.com
Thu Sep 16 16:49:10 UTC 2010

On Thu, Sep 16, 2010 at 11:31:57AM +0530, Vishal Swarankar wrote:
> I have experienced that if I shutdown my controller, the flow goes away from
> the switch's flowtable. Is this expected behaviour ?

I can think of a few reasons that this would happen.

If OVS is configured to connect to a controller that cannot be
contacted, by default OVS goes into a "fail standalone" mode in which
OVS does switching by itself.

If OVS is configured to connect to a controller, and then OVS is
reconfigured not to connect to any controller, then OVS clears the flow

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