[ovs-dev] [PATCH] ovs-vswitchd.conf.db.5: Update docs for max-idle.

Joe Stringer joestringer at nicira.com
Wed Oct 14 20:27:00 UTC 2015

When this configuration parameter was initially introduced into the
database, the documentation was not updated to describe where it

Fixes: 72310b041cfa ("upcall: Configure datapath max-idle through ovs-vsctl.")
Reported-by: Hadar Hen Zion <hadarh at dev.mellanox.co.il>
Signed-off-by: Joe Stringer <joestringer at nicira.com>
 vswitchd/vswitch.xml | 13 +++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 13 insertions(+)

diff --git a/vswitchd/vswitch.xml b/vswitchd/vswitch.xml
index c94f42d1399b..6a699e0da180 100644
--- a/vswitchd/vswitch.xml
+++ b/vswitchd/vswitch.xml
@@ -152,6 +152,19 @@
+      <column name="other_config" key="max-idle"
+              type='{"type": "integer", "minInteger": 500}'>
+        <p>
+          The maximum time (in ms) that idle flows will remain cached in the
+          datapath. Internally OVS will check the validity and activity for
+          datapath flows regularly and may expire flows quicker than this
+          number, based on real time network conditions.
+        </p>
+        <p>
+          The default is 10000.
+        </p>
+      </column>
       <column name="other_config" key="n-dpdk-rxqs"
               type='{"type": "integer", "minInteger": 1}'>

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