[ovs-dev] Support for Linux kernels >= 3.12 with the out of tree kernel module

Pravin Shelar pshelar at nicira.com
Thu Feb 27 21:28:39 UTC 2014


On Thu, Feb 27, 2014 at 12:41 PM, Kyle Mestery
<mestery at noironetworks.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 26, 2014 at 5:07 PM, Pravin Shelar <pshelar at nicira.com> wrote:
>>
>> On Wed, Feb 26, 2014 at 2:09 PM, Kyle Mestery <mestery at noironetworks.com>
>> wrote:
>> > I see this patch [1] in patchwork now from Pravin via James Page.
>> > I pulled this down and started to look at what it would take to get this
>> > also working with 3.13. It looks like the netlink interfaces changed a
>> > bit here. Is anyone working on this at the moment? If not, I'd like to
>> > take this on. Secondly, how are things like this handled in the datapath
>> > now. I'm hesitant to put a bunch of #ifdefs in the code there. Guidance
>> > appreciated.
>> >
>> I do not think anyone is working on 3.13 support.
>> I have not looked at netlink changes but lets try to avoid #ifdef as
>> much possible. We can add compat code to compat directory to handle
>> any API change.
>>
> OK, agreed.
>
>>
>> > Thanks,
>> > Kyle
>> >
>> > [1] http://patchwork.openvswitch.org/patch/2972/
>> >
>>
>> If you or someone else review it, I can apply this patch.
>>
> I just updated patchwork to assign this one to myself, reviewing it now.
> Is the workflow such that if I click "approve" in patchwork it will
> automatically
> merge the patch? Do I still need to send an email to the list with the
> standard "Reviewed-by" or "Acked-by"?
>
yes, review is still done on mailing list. patchwork is to mostly used
to track remaining reviews.

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