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

Ben Pfaff blp at nicira.com
Wed Sep 21 20:22:36 UTC 2011


On Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 01:21:33PM -0700, Aishwarya wrote:
> Ok, i get it. So, vswitchd tells the kernel to delete idle flows, but
> vswitchd itself will still have the flow information right ? i.e. even
> though the flow gets deleted from the kernel, next time when that flow comes
> to the switch, vswitchd will be able to handle this flow(by adding it t teh
> kernel again), without me having to again configure the flow using ovs-ofctl
> add flow..?

Yes.



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