[ovs-dev] [PATCH ovn] Rename "VTEP switch" to "ramp switch".

Ben Pfaff blp at ovn.org
Mon Mar 30 15:51:11 UTC 2020

On Sun, Mar 29, 2020 at 11:32:32PM +0530, Numan Siddique wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 24, 2020 at 5:15 AM Ben Pfaff <blp at ovn.org> wrote:
> >
> > The term "VTEP" is a poor choice because a VTEP is just a VXLAN Tunnel
> > Endpoint, which is a generic term not specific to OVN.  When we talk
> > about "VTEP switches" and "VTEP gateways", therefore, it's somewhat
> > confusing.
> >
> > This commit introduces the term "ramp", which uses the metaphor of one
> > of these switches as an on-ramp and an off-ramp to an OVN logical
> > network, and substitutes it wherever it can be in the documentation.
> > Bits of the OVN database are harder to change, since changing them
> > would cause backward compatibility problems, so this commit doesn't try.
> >
> > It might be a good idea to change some program names (e.g.
> > ovn-controller-vtep), some distro package names, and so on.  This commit
> > does not do that.
> >
> > CC: Ihar Hrachyshka <ihrachys at redhat.com>
> > Signed-off-by: Ben Pfaff <blp at ovn.org>
> Acked-by: Numan Siddique <numans at ovn.org>
> I think  it's better to rename ovn-controller-vtep to ovn-controller-ramp
> (or ovn-ramp-controller ?)
> If the rename is fine, I can work on that once this patch is merged.

If you want to do them at the same time, you're welcome to add this as
the first patch of a series of your own.

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