[ovs-dev] [PATCH v2] debian: Change openvswitch restart logic for kernel package.
blp at nicira.com
Thu Jan 17 21:11:49 UTC 2013
On Thu, Jan 17, 2013 at 12:44:11PM -0800, Gurucharan Shetty wrote:
> Currently, every time we install the non-dkms openvswitch kernel package,
> we restart openvswitch. This is unnecessary when there is already a kernel
> module insmodded.
I think that this could be better stated. Instead of "This is
unnecessary..." how about:
This has no useful effect when an Open vSwitch kernel module is
already loaded, because "/etc/init.d/openvswitch restart" does not
load the new version of the kernel module.
> +# If the kernel module is not loaded and the openvswitch-switch is installed,
> +# restart it. This ensures that the kernel module will be loaded.
How about, instead of the above:
If the kernel module is not loaded, then it is likely because none
was installed before and therefore Open vSwitch couldn't be
started. Try to start it now.
> # (Ideally we'd only want to do this if this package corresponds to the
> # running kernel, but I don't know a reliable way to check.)
> +if [ -e /sys/module/openvswitch ] || [ -e /sys/module/openvswitch_mod ]; then
> + exit 0
> -if test -x $INIT && $INIT status; then
> +if test -x $INIT; then
> $INIT restart || true
I think that maybe we should only do "start" and not "restart".
Otherwise, if Open vSwitch is running, then installing a module for a
non-running kernel will disrupt traffic for a little while.
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