[ovs-dev] [PATCH v2] ovs-ofctl: Remove 'ANY' as a wildcard.

Ben Pfaff blp at nicira.com
Wed Jan 9 00:57:13 UTC 2013

On Tue, Jan 08, 2013 at 04:35:57PM -0800, Gurucharan Shetty wrote:
> Currently we use "*" or ANY to mark a field in flow syntax
> as a wildcard. With ANY being a valid openflow port now,
> there is a conflict for in_port field. So at the least, we
> need to remove ANY from being considered as a wildcard for
> in_port. But this may cause general confusion and it may be
> a better idea to remove 'ANY' as a wildcard for all fields.
> Signed-off-by: Gurucharan Shetty <gshetty at nicira.com>


How about this, for NEWS:

    - Backward-incompatible changes:
      - Earlier Open vSwitch versions treated ANY as a wildcard in flow
        syntax.  OpenFlow 1.1 adds a port named ANY, which introduces a
        conflict.  ANY was rarely used in flow syntax, so we chose to
        retire that meaning of ANY in favor of the OpenFlow 1.1 meaning.



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