[ovs-dev] [PATCH] ofproto: Add support to watch controller port liveness in fast-failover group

Ben Pfaff blp at ovn.org
Mon Jan 13 18:23:59 UTC 2020

On Mon, Jan 13, 2020 at 09:26:49AM +0530, Vishal Deep Ajmera via dev wrote:
> Currently fast-failover group does not support checking liveness of controller
> port (OFPP_CONTROLLER). However this feature can be useful for selecting
> alternate pipeline when controller connection itself is down for e.g.
> by using local DHCP server to reply for any DHCP request originating from VMs.
> This patch adds the support for watching controller port liveness in fast-
> failover group. Controller port is considered live when atleast one
> of-connection is alive.
> Example usage:
> ovs-ofctl add-group br-int 'group_id=1234,type=ff,
>           bucket=watch_port:CONTROLLER,actions:<A>,
>           bucket=watch_port:1,actions:<B>
> Signed-off-by: Vishal Deep Ajmera <vishal.deep.ajmera at ericsson.com>

Thanks for the new feature.

Please add an item to NEWS.

OVS is currently in "soft freeze" for the next release.  We should fork
for the next release at the end of the week.  Therefore, please resubmit
your patch next week.

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