[ovs-dev] log flooded with: cannot get STP status on nonexistent port 7

Ben Pfaff blp at nicira.com
Tue Feb 26 16:46:15 UTC 2013

On Tue, Feb 26, 2013 at 09:10:49AM +0000, James Dingwall wrote:
> I am using Ubuntu 12.04 with the default OVS packages based on the
> 1.4 release in combination with Xen.  I have observed a problem with
> stubdom domains causing the logs to be flooded with messages such
> as:
> cannot get STP status on nonexistent port 7
> The cause is that Xen removes a stubdom interface while the domain
> is running if it is HVM and has suitable PV drivers installed but it
> doesn't call the vif script to remove the interface until the domain
> is shutdown.  I have found a patch that was commited to master that
> rate limits this message
> http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.network.openvswitch.devel/10239 (git
> b0a5c43bd76c248408326f51823e67dcd87d0994) but this hasn't been
> merged to branch-1.4.  Is it possible for this commit to be cherry
> picked to branch-1.4 or is this branch now unmaintained?

branch-1.4 is still maintained.

Justin, this seems like a reasonable enough request to me.  But since
we're generally pretty reluctant to change branch-1.4 without good
reason, I thought I'd get a second opinion from you.  What do you think?



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