[ovs-dev] [ovs-discuss] Working on ONF Extensions for OF1.3.X

Ben Pfaff blp at nicira.com
Wed Feb 19 16:10:16 UTC 2014

On Wed, Feb 19, 2014 at 05:32:19PM +0530, Shivanker Goel wrote:
> I am a CS Major, Undergraduate student at IIT Delhi. I was looking for a
> roughly 6-7 week project on the lines of extending OVS with OF 1.3+ specs.
> So I had a look at the OPENFLOW-1.1+ document in OVS and think that I could
> work on some topics in ONF 1.3.X Extensions required for OF1.4. I got
> particularly interested in Vacancy Events, Bundles and Table
> Synchronization.
> So my question is that is someone already working on these features? Any
> pointers to relevant information would also be highly appreciated.
> Also, keeping in mind that I am not familiar with OVS's code, should I
> pursue all 3 of these extensions, or less or more? The expected amount of
> effort I'll be putting in is about 7-8 hours a week. As for my experience,
> I am familiar with using Mininet with controllers like POX and FloodLight,
> and understand OpenFlow.

I don't know of anyone working on these features.

I would pick one small project to start and then later take on more if
you have time.  Bundles are a huge project, table synchronization is
pretty pointless for a software switch, and so I suggest vacancy events.

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