[ovs-dev] [PATCH v2] debian: Change openvswitch restart logic for kernel package.

Ben Pfaff blp at nicira.com
Thu Jan 17 21:37:37 UTC 2013

On Thu, Jan 17, 2013 at 01:35:06PM -0800, Gurucharan Shetty wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 17, 2013 at 1:11 PM, Ben Pfaff <blp at nicira.com> wrote:
> > 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.
> Will do. Though I am not sure how Open vSwitch could be running
> without the kernel module (Userspace only?).

I mean, suppose that Open vSwitch is running, with its kernel module.
Then we install another Open vSwitch kernel module, for a different
version of the kernel (not the kernel that is currently running).  It
is better if this second install does not restart Open vSwitch.

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