[ovs-dev] [PATCH] dpif-linux: Recycle leaked ports.

Ben Pfaff blp at nicira.com
Fri Apr 29 22:59:49 UTC 2011

On Fri, Apr 29, 2011 at 03:50:08PM -0700, Ethan Jackson wrote:
> I was borderline on doing something like this.  In the case where the dump
> doesn't complete successfully, the LRU list will essentially be re-initialized.
> Without the following incremental, you could end up in a situation where the
> LRU list is always completely repopulated by the dump code and thus useless.
> With this patch, you could end up in a situation where the dumps are never
> successful and all of the ports leak.  Both are extreme edge cases.  I suppose
> the following incremental is more correct.

Thanks, I like it better that way.

'success' is a misnomer though, since nl_dump_next() also returns
false to report an error.  Maybe 'complete'?  With that change (which
I don't need to see again), this looks good to me.



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