[ovs-dev] [patch_v2 1/3] ovn: Skip logical switch "router type" port arp responder install.

Han Zhou zhouhan at gmail.com
Sun Oct 2 18:27:56 UTC 2016

On Sat, Oct 1, 2016 at 4:34 PM, Darrell Ball <dlu998 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Do not install any potential logical switch "router type"
> port arp responders.  Logical router port arp responders
> should be sufficient in this respect.
> It seems a little wierd for a logical switch not proxying
> for a remote VIF to be responding to arp requests and we
> are not functionally using this capability in ovn.
Hi Darrell,

The arp responder for patch port is useful e.g. when a VM pings the default
gateway IP. Would removing the flow cause the arp request get flooded? And
what's the benefit of removing it here?


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