[ovs-dev] [BUG] broad-/multicast & SLB bonding -> FAIL

Markus Schuster ml at markus.schuster.name
Fri Jan 25 18:26:03 UTC 2013

On Thursday 24 January 2013 18:49:16 Jesse Gross wrote:
> Can you try to isolate broadcast/multicast traffic as much as possible
> and then run:
> ovs-dpctl dump-flows xapi1
> while the problem is happening?

Sorry it took me a bit to respond but that command output is just too long to 
be of any use when doing it in the normal production environment so I set up a 
fresh XCP server with a test VM on it, configured it for SLB bonding and put 
it in an isolated VLAN. 

Some background information: Laptop I used to connect to the XCP server and the VM Test VM XCP server

Here is the complete output of the command. I ran it multiple times, but the 
output didn't change (if you disregard counters). 

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packets:4, bytes:504, used:0.020s, actions:1
packets:104, bytes:10192, used:0.570s, actions:2,0
packets:104, bytes:10192, used:0.570s, actions:drop
packets:7, bytes:606, used:0.020s, actions:0
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As you see, I was connected via SSH to the XCP server and the Test VM. I used 
the Test VM to send broadcast ping packets to 
I used tcpdump on the XCP server listening on the two interfaces forming the 
bond and filtering for broadcast traffic and I saw the ICMP ECHO_REQUEST 
packets going out on both interfaces as on the production XCP servers. 

> Can you also post the logs?

Well, there aren't much log files - at least not much I was able to find. 

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# ls -l /var/log/openvswitch
total 4
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   0 Jan 25 13:51 ovsdb-server.log
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   0 Jan 25 13:51 ovs-vswitchd.log
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 160 Jan 25 13:52 ovs-xapi-sync.log
# cat /var/log/openvswitch/ovs-xapi-sync.log 
Jan 25 13:52:19|1|reconnect|INFO|unix:/var/run/openvswitch/db.sock: 
Jan 25 13:52:19|4|reconnect|INFO|unix:/var/run/openvswitch/db.sock: connected
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