[ovs-dev] [PATCH v2 1/4] physical: Fix implementation of logical patch ports.

Justin Pettit jpettit at nicira.com
Sun Oct 18 17:33:11 UTC 2015

> On Oct 17, 2015, at 2:07 PM, Ben Pfaff <blp at nicira.com> wrote:
> Logical patch ports do not have a physical location and effectively reside
> on every hypervisor.  This is fine for unicast output to logical patch
> ports.  However, when a logical patch port is part of a logical multicast
> group, lumping them together with the other "local" ports in a multicast
> group yields packet duplication, because every hypervisor to which the
> packet is tunneled re-outputs it to the logical patch port.
> This commit fixes the problem, by treating logical patch ports as remote
> rather than local when they are part of a logical multicast group.  This
> yields exactly-once semantics.
> Found while testing implementation of ARP in OVN logical router.  The
> following commit adds a test that fails without this fix.

It's not actually the following patch, but the one after that.

Acked-by: Justin Pettit <jpettit at nicira.com>


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