[ovs-discuss] What is the role of ovsdb-server and vswitchd?

Ben Pfaff blp at nicira.com
Wed Sep 21 04:40:47 UTC 2011

On Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 09:36:30PM -0700, Aishwarya wrote:
> Thanks for your detailed reply. Does this mean that every time a packet
> arrives, it is first sent to the user process vswitchd and then sent back
> into the kernel for forwarding, which means there will be a kernel-to-user
> space and back to kernel space context switch for every packet that arrives?

No.  There is one such transition for each new flow.

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