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

张东亚 fortitude.zhang at gmail.com
Thu Jan 17 03:15:51 UTC 2013

Hi Ben,
  Thanks a lot for your quick reply, that provider much information for us
and we can do our work accordingly.
2013/1/17 Ben Pfaff <blp at nicira.com>

> 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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