[ovs-dev] [RFC] Making OVS less Ethernet specific

Ben Pfaff blp at nicira.com
Fri Jun 7 14:54:21 UTC 2013


On Fri, Jun 07, 2013 at 02:47:49PM +0300, Lori Jakab wrote:
> On 6/7/13 3:18 AM, Ben Pfaff wrote:
> >Have you considered the OpenFlow implications?  OpenFlow itself is
> >somewhat Ethernet centric.  Improving this has been in discussion, in
> >various ways, in the "extensibility" working group at ONF for a couple
> >of years now, e.g. in these tickets:
> >
> >     https://rs.opennetworking.org/bugs/browse/EXT-56
> >     https://rs.opennetworking.org/bugs/browse/EXT-111
> >     https://rs.opennetworking.org/bugs/browse/EXT-112
> >
> >(If you don't have an account, you'll need to get one to view those
> >tickets.  That should be easy for anyone at an ONF member company,
> >including Cisco.)
> >
> >EXT-56 was resolved with OpenFlow 1.2.  EXT-111 and EXT-112 are still
> >unresolved, but they are also quite vague.
> 
> Thanks for pointing this out Ben, we will join the discussion.

It's more or less stalled, I think.  I suggest that we read what's there
to learn what was planned, then figure out what we want to do, then
bring that up on the ONF "extensibility" mailing list.



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