[ovs-dev] [PATCH 3/3] netdev: Warn on opening netdev as unexpected type.

Joe Stringer joestringer at nicira.com
Tue May 6 03:16:35 UTC 2014


Thanks for taking a look Ryan. That sounds exactly like the issue I
encountered.

Looking at your assessment made me take a look at it again, and I found a
much better solution. Do you mind taking a look at that one?

http://openvswitch.org/pipermail/dev/2014-May/039790.html


On 6 May 2014 09:18, Ryan Wilson <wryan at vmware.com> wrote:

> I've seen this issue before as well when adding RCU locking to xlate. It
> happens because refs to a netdev still exist (in this case, likely the
> tunnel has a ref to the netdev) when the main thread tries to delete the
> netdev. Thus, the netdev never gets deleted and the netdev cannot be
> recreated with a new type. I tested out the fix and it works with my patch
> as well.
>
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