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

Joe Stringer joestringer at nicira.com
Thu Oct 15 00:49:44 UTC 2015

On 14 October 2015 at 15:02, Justin Pettit <jpettit at nicira.com> wrote:
>> On Oct 14, 2015, at 1:27 PM, Joe Stringer <joestringer at nicira.com> wrote:
>> When this configuration parameter was initially introduced into the
>> database, the documentation was not updated to describe where it
>> resides.
> I think we didn't document it on purpose.  If we're going to document it, I'd recommend that we still discourage tweaking the value.

How about this incremental. The flow-limit in the same column could
probably use this incremental, too.

diff --git a/vswitchd/vswitch.xml b/vswitchd/vswitch.xml
index 6a699e0da180..aac4bd8c7fcc 100644
--- a/vswitchd/vswitch.xml
+++ b/vswitchd/vswitch.xml
@@ -158,7 +158,8 @@
           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.
+          number, based on real time network conditions. Tweaking this
+          value is discouraged unless you know exactly what you're doing.
           The default is 10000.

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