[ovs-dev] OVS / OVN split - post 2.12

Ben Pfaff blp at ovn.org
Mon Jul 22 19:10:04 UTC 2019

On Tue, Jul 23, 2019 at 12:05:46AM +0530, Numan Siddique wrote:
> Hi Ben, Mark and All,
> Now that branch 2.12 is created, shall we proceed with the OVS/OVN split ?
> In order to do the split we need to do the below tasks
> In ovn-org/ovn repo
> Step 1. Sync the ovs subtree to the latest (from the OVS repo).
> 2. Delete all the ovn related code from the root dir. Right now there is no
> history for the OVN files in the ovn-org/ovn repo
> 3. Copy OVN files from openvswitch/ovs repo using git-filter-branch. This
> will preserver the history.
> 4. Sync the test files from ovs subtree so that tests pass.
> During this period its better to freeze merging OVN related patches in the
> OVS repo.
> And finally delete the OVN related code from the OVS repo.
> I have done a PoC here -
> https://github.com/numansiddique/ovn/commits/ovn_sync_from_ovs_v3/p4
> All the relates commits can be found here.
> Does these steps seem fine ? Any concerns ?
> If this seems fine, can we choose a date to start this process ?

This seems like the right approach to me.  I think that it is what we
agreed to before.  I think it is the right time to do it, too.

Mark, will you review what Numan has proposed?  I will find time to do
it, too.

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