[ovs-dev] [PATCH 1/4] ovn : Setup a controller for br-int

Babu Shanmugam bschanmu at redhat.com
Wed Oct 28 00:02:27 UTC 2015

Hi Ben,
I understand that when an openflow controller is set on the switch, the 
switch will try to connect to the controller target and keeps alive the 
connection by a series of echo_requests and echo_replies. So, I thought, 
we need a passive connection that listens on the target that is 
configured for the controller and respond to the requests from the switch.
I also thought this will help in responding to the packet-in requests as 
soon as it arrives. I hope my understanding is correct, if not, please 
correct me.

Thank you,

On Sunday 25 October 2015 05:02 AM, Ben Pfaff wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 23, 2015 at 01:12:50PM +0530, Babu Shanmugam wrote:
>> This patch configures the ovs records for a new controller to br-int
>> and an endpoint for the new controller
>> Signed-off-by: Babu Shanmugam <bschanmu at redhat.com>
> Doesn't it work to just start a second connection to the controller, in
> the same way that ofctrl connects to the controller?

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