[ovs-dev] Actions in OVS

Ben Pfaff blp at nicira.com
Wed Jun 12 15:24:47 UTC 2013

On Wed, Jun 12, 2013 at 03:36:02PM +0500, Sohaib Ayub wrote:
> I am trying to determine how actions are stored and applied in OVS for each
> flow. When I use the ovs-ofctl add-flow command (specifying only the source
> & destination IP and protocol with actions=output:1), I see that 8
>  "ofpact" structures are created inside the ofproto_add_flow function.
> The first of these holds the action I specify in the command, but what is
> the significance of the remaining actions?

Are you Muhammad Sohaib Ayub or Qasim Maqbool?  The latter person
asked the word-for-word identical question on June 6:

The question doesn't make any sense.  An output action uses one ofpact.
There won't be 8 ofpacts.

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