[ovs-dev] [PATCH v3] debian: Change openvswitch restart logic for kernel package.

Ben Pfaff blp at nicira.com
Thu Jan 17 21:38:17 UTC 2013

On Thu, Jan 17, 2013 at 01:23:13PM -0800, Gurucharan Shetty wrote:
> Currently, every time we install the non-dkms openvswitch kernel package,
> we restart openvswitch. 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.
> With this patch, we start openvswitch if there is no kernel module
> currently loaded (which is a case for a fresh install of openvswitch). This
> will load the kernel module.
> If someone wants to use the latest kernel module after an upgrade, they need
> to run "/etc/init.d/openvswitch-switch force-reload-kmod" manually.
> Issue #13556
> Signed-off-by: Gurucharan Shetty <gshetty at nicira.com>

Thanks, looks good.

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