[ovs-dev] Question regarding porting ovs to hardware switch.

Ben Pfaff blp at nicira.com
Thu Jan 17 02:21:03 UTC 2013

On Thu, Jan 17, 2013 at 10:18:14AM +0800, ?????? wrote:
>   Q1: Can we contribute our modification for implementing OpenFlow spec
> 1.1+ message logic without the corresponding dpif logic? because we are
> developping hardware switch, we will not developping features that support
> dpif, let's take OpenFlow 1.3  Group Mod message as an example.

If the code you have is a starting point for generic group_mod support,
then we'd take it in that spirit.  It is likely that we could not
actually apply the change to the master branch without adding basic
support to the ofproto-dpif provider.

>   Q2: Is it possible that we commit our ofproto provider (silicon bound) to
> OVS to serve as a reference for hardware switch vendor who have interest on
> porting OVS to hardware switch?

That would be awesome.  Yes, please, contribute it.

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