[ovs-dev] Ask for help about ovs datapath development

Numan Siddique nusiddiq at redhat.com
Wed Oct 3 10:21:43 UTC 2018


On Wed, Oct 3, 2018 at 2:46 PM zhang hao <zh_94 at outlook.com> wrote:

> Hello,
>
> My name is Zhanghao and I am a student major in software engineering of
> Tsinghua university. I am learning SDN and very interested in ovs. I want
> to do some contribution to it but meet some difficulties.
>
> To be exactly, I want to add a new kind of flow, which may need process
> specially. So I think it needs to add a new attribute in the flow key, a
> new sw_flow to the flow table and maybe add a new attribute to sw_flow
> itself, and a new type action. But I find the user space program of ovs is
> too large and difficult for me. Can I achieve my idea just by modify the
> code in the datapath folder?
>
> I will be very grateful for any reply.
>
> thanks,
> zhanghao
>

Hi zhanghao,

Take a look at the FAQ of openvswitch -
http://docs.openvswitch.org/en/latest/faq/contributing/
This may help you.

Thanks
Numan


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