[ovs-dev] [PATCH 6/6] netdev-vport: Manage ethernet addresses in userspace.

Ben Pfaff blp at nicira.com
Fri Jan 4 00:47:25 UTC 2013


On Thu, Jan 03, 2013 at 04:45:14PM -0800, Ethan Jackson wrote:
> > This will cause the Ethernet address of vports to change randomly
> > whenever ovs-vswitchd is restarted.  I don't know whether that is
> > important.
> 
> I don't think this is a problem.  The ethernet addresses are really only
> used in protocols (e.g. CFM) which will be pretty disrupted on restart
> anyways.

OK, I'm willing to not worry about it until it's demonstrated to be a
problem.



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