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

Gurucharan Shetty shettyg at nicira.com
Thu Jan 17 21:40:35 UTC 2013


On Thu, Jan 17, 2013 at 1:37 PM, Ben Pfaff <blp at nicira.com> wrote:
> 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.
If there is a kernel module already installed, then we wouldn't come to this
part of the script, right?



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