[ovs-dev] [PATCH ovn] ovs: Bump submodule version to latest ovsdb-cs changes.

Ben Pfaff blp at ovn.org
Fri Mar 12 02:11:16 UTC 2021


On Thu, Mar 11, 2021 at 08:07:58PM -0500, Mark Michelson wrote:
> On 3/11/21 5:58 PM, Ilya Maximets wrote:
> > I'd say that eventually OVN should become less feature hungry
> > or less dependent from OVS changes.  Then we should consider
> > to use only stable released OVS as a build dependency and
> > actually wait for the next major OVS release if some new features
> > required from it.  But right now we can't afford that.
> 
> I'd say the vast majority of the time these days, the OVS changes OVN
> depends on are specifically OVSDB changes. One possible idea is to separate
> OVSDB from OVS and semantically version the OVSDB API. Then OVS and OVN
> would be consumers of the same common project.
> 
> You'd still have the potential for needing to update the OVS submodule to
> some non-released version. But hopefully the frequency of such updates would
> be reduced. And if the frequency is reduced enough, it probably wouldn't be
> outside the realm of reason to request backports of bug fixes and
> point-releases of OVS whenever OVN requires a submodule update.

I'm adding Dmitry Yusupov to this thread because he expressed some
interest in separating OVSDB from OVS in the latest OVS Orbit episode
(https://ovsorbit.org/#e72).


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