[ovs-dev] [PATCH 14/18] keep "kernel name" for each netdev

Jesse Gross jesse at nicira.com
Thu Jan 31 17:59:40 UTC 2013


On Thu, Jan 31, 2013 at 9:40 AM, Ben Pfaff <blp at nicira.com> wrote:
> I am not sure that OVS-created tap devices are that useful anyway.  I've
> thought for some time of removing them from OVS entirely.  But it seems
> that they are likely to be even less useful on netbsd.  Should we simply
> not support them there?
>
> (OVS-created tap devices are distinct from tap devices created other
> ways, which at least on Linux can be added to an OVS bridge in the usual
> way and don't require any special support.  Thus, removing this feature
> would not keep OVS from working with tap devices.)

I agree that tap devices as independent entities are useless in OVS.
However, they are pretty useful as an implementation of internal ports
in the userspace datapath.



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