[ovs-discuss] newbie question: main function of openvswitch

Justin Pettit jpettit at nicira.com
Thu Apr 7 05:58:10 UTC 2011

The README in the distribution is a good place to start, since it describes most of those programs.  You can see it online here:


For the switch itself, you'll want to look at ovs-vswitchd.c.


On Apr 6, 2011, at 10:51 PM, Tahir Rauf wrote:

> Hi
> I am a newbie to openvswitch. As a starting point, I was looking at the 'actual' main function of openvswitch. I found around 35 main functions in the code (the most of them belongs to 'test'). But there are also many other main() functions, like in ovs-appctl.c, ovs-controller.c, ovs-discover.c, ovs-dpctl.c, ovs-kill.c, ovs-ofctl.c, ovs-brcompatd.c and ovs-vswitchd.c. I am wondering that which one of them is actual main() function.
> Any help will be appreciated. Thanks in advance :).
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