[ovs-dev] [PATCH v2 0/2] ovsdb-idl: Preserve references for tracked deleted rows.

Ben Pfaff blp at ovn.org
Wed Mar 10 18:46:15 UTC 2021

On Wed, Mar 03, 2021 at 03:39:27PM +0100, Dumitru Ceara wrote:
> The second patch of the series fixes a problem with the IDL change
> tracking code for deleted records which was causing OVN to crash due to
> strong reference fields in IDL records not being preserved at row
> deletion.

There are many difficult cases here, both difficult to implement
properly and difficult to conceptualize.  It might be worth spending
some time thinking about whether it is possible and valuable to write a
very general test, one that tries to transition from every possible
state to every other possible state (within a limited but interesting
state space) and verifies that the results are what is expected.  When
I've been able to do this in other contexts, it found lots of bugs that
I didn't expect and it protected against regression.

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