[ovs-dev] [PATCH 0/6] Remove unused kernel functionality.

Jesse Gross jesse at nicira.com
Mon Jan 28 19:10:14 UTC 2013


On Fri, Jan 25, 2013 at 8:34 PM, Ben Pfaff <blp at nicira.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 25, 2013 at 03:54:21PM -0800, Jesse Gross wrote:
>> As a result of the ongoing tunnel and patch port work, there are a
>> number of kernel components that are no longer supported or used
>> by userspace.  This removes those usused components; there should
>> be no change in behavior since userspace already isn't using them.
>
> Should we couple these changes with advice somewhere (FAQ?) on the
> ordering of upgrades (user vs. kernel) so that there's no point at which
> an older userspace is trying to use a feature that has been removed from
> a newer kernel?

I was a little bit hesitant at first since I don't want to encourage
people to run mismatched pairs.  However, since our packages
implicitly do this I figure that it was fine to add something for
people not using packages.



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