[ovs-dev] [PATCH 00/17] Run-Time Open Flow Version Configuration

Ben Pfaff blp at nicira.com
Wed Oct 17 04:13:29 UTC 2012

On Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 11:24:55AM +0900, Simon Horman wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 16, 2012 at 10:47:48AM -0700, Ben Pfaff wrote:
> > On Thu, Oct 04, 2012 at 10:39:23AM -0700, Ben Pfaff wrote:
> > > I suggest a list of supported protocols, instead of a min/max, because
> > > ONF recently standardized a way to negotiate a set of protocols rather
> > > than a range.  Do you have access to the OpenFlow 1.3.1 standard?  (It
> > > doesn't seem to be on the opennetworking.org website yet.)  It is in
> > > there.
> > 
> > Simon, are you working on the 1.3.1 version negotiation protocol or do
> > you plan to work on it?  If not, let me know: I may take the time to
> > implement this myself.
> Hi Ben,
> sorry for not replying earlier. I have done some work in this area
> but I am not comfortable with publishing it as the Open Flow 1.3.1 spec
> has not been published yet.

The 1.3.1 spec has been approved by the ONF board.  We've been told in
the past that it's fine to publish implementations of unpublished
standards.  In fact, this will be *required* for 1.4: only features that
have been implemented in some open source switch will be accepted for
1.4.  So I don't think that 1.3.1 not being published is a good reason
not to send out a patch series.



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