[ovs-discuss] duplicate port names in DB

Gregor Schaffrath grsch at net.t-labs.tu-berlin.de
Tue May 3 17:06:31 UTC 2011

On Tue, May 03, 2011 at 09:26:51AM -0700, Ben Pfaff wrote:
> On Tue, May 03, 2011 at 04:38:45PM +0200, Gregor Schaffrath wrote:
> > On Tue, May 03, 2011 at 06:43:52AM -0700, Ben Pfaff wrote:
> > > It may be time to remove ovs-brcompatd.
> > If I had a vote in this matter, I'd vote not to... I think that's
> > the most elegant way of coping with the different network setup
> > scripts of a plethora of distributions (or whining users that
> > communicate with the host via a bridge and forget to revise their
> > network configuration upon openvswitch installation - leaving the
> > machine connectionless :P)
> We either need to maintain it or get rid of it, since it's no good to
> have broken software in the distribution.  Current maintenance needs
> are probably 1-2 days work.  I'll have to find out whether there is
> time in the schedule for that.
FullACK - I can appreciate that very much.

I'd just like to point out that there's a bunch of secondary issues connected to brctl support removal (amongst which: automatic xen/kvm vif attachment to existing bridges)

Anyhow: the workaround is to start with an empty DB at bootup every time (maybe it'd make sense to point this out as a caveat somewhere until it's fixed, or the decision to remove it has been made :) )

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