[ovs-dev] [Single DP 10/15] ofproto-dpif: Add ovs-appctl commands for ovs-dpctl functions.
blp at nicira.com
Wed Oct 31 04:06:59 UTC 2012
On Tue, Oct 30, 2012 at 05:37:07PM -0700, Justin Pettit wrote:
> On Oct 22, 2012, at 3:54 PM, Ben Pfaff <blp at nicira.com> wrote:
> > On Thu, Oct 18, 2012 at 12:51:55PM -0700, Justin Pettit wrote:
> >> These commands will be useful in a future commit that makes multiple
> >> bridges share a single backing datapath. The ovs-dpctl commands will
> >> show information about the backing datapath, so it will be difficult to
> >> determine which information belongs to which bridge. The new "dpif/*"
> >> ovs-appctl commands return information about the bridge--regardless of
> >> how the backing datapath is configured.
> >> Signed-off-by: Justin Pettit <jpettit at nicira.com>
> > Users are already confused enough (and rightly so) about the
> > difference between "ovs-ofctl dump-flows" and "ovs-dpctl dump-flows"
> > (and other uses of these programs). Adding a third way is going to
> > make their heads spin. I suggest adding some explanation to the
> > manpage text for each program/fragment, and perhaps a FAQ entry giving
> > an overview.
> Don't forget "ovs-appctl bridge/dump-flows". :-)
> I added a reference to "ovs-ofctl dump-flows" in the "ovs-dpctl
> dump-flows" and "ovs-appctl dpif/dump-flows", since that's what people
> usually want to see. Unless you object, I'll add a FAQ entry in the
> final patch, since that makes this new dump-flows actually useful, and
> we'd need to rewrite then, anyway.
Sounds great. Thank you!
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