[ovs-dev] [PATCH net-next 4/4] net: Add Open vSwitch kernel components.

David Miller davem at davemloft.net
Wed Nov 23 01:42:03 UTC 2011


From: Jesse Gross <jesse at nicira.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2011 17:34:57 -0800

> On Tue, Nov 22, 2011 at 3:19 PM, David Miller <davem at davemloft.net> wrote:
>> From: Jesse Gross <jesse at nicira.com>
>> Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2011 15:11:33 -0800
>>
>>> As you mention, one of the biggest benefits of Open vSwitch is how
>>> simple the kernel portions are (it's less than 6000 lines).  It's
>>> existed as an out-of-tree project for several years now so it's
>>> actually fairly mature already and unlikely that there will be a
>>> sudden influx of new code over the coming months.
>>
>> The packet scheduler classification and packet action infrastructure
>> has been around 5 times longer.
> 
> The only point that I was trying to make with that comment is that
> it's unlikely that Open vSwitch will suddenly get more complex due to
> the introduction of new code.

And it will get instantly less complex if it uses existing
infrastructure.

There is no reasonable argument against using what we have already.



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