[ovs-dev] [PATCH] vxlan: Create and delete tnl_backers in type_run()

Kyle Mestery (kmestery) kmestery at cisco.com
Fri Feb 15 22:14:30 UTC 2013

On Feb 15, 2013, at 4:04 PM, Ben Pfaff <blp at nicira.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 15, 2013 at 02:00:59PM -0800, Ethan Jackson wrote:
>>> I don't think so. If you look, the code which is assigning iter->odp_port first
>>> checks if node is NULL.
>> Actually no I think he's right.  In the condition where the node is in
>> tmp_simap, we need to re-look it up after we've put it into
>> tnl_backers.  Otherwise later node will be non-null, but deleted, in
>> which case we will dereference it incorrectly.
> That's what I meant, yes.
I see that now. I fixed this with the latest patch I just sent.

>>>> I think that ofproto destruction will no longer delete tunnel ports.
>>>> I don't know whether that matters.
>> I'm not completely sure what the correct behavior is here.  If you
>> have multiple ofprotos sharing a backer, and only one is deleted.  I
>> think our current behavior is correct because we'll end up garbage
>> collecting the old backers.  If we're deleting the last ofproto using
>> a backer we'll end up leaving junk tnl backers around.  We could
>> special case, this, but I'm not sure if it matters.  Thoughts?
> I don't think it matters.

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