[ovs-discuss] OpenVSwitch 1.7.1 does not compile on later Ubuntu 12.10 & latest Linux kernels

Ben Pfaff blp at nicira.com
Thu Dec 6 00:11:53 UTC 2012

On Wed, Dec 05, 2012 at 10:23:59PM +0000, Polehn, MikeX A wrote:
> Welcome to Ubuntu 12.10 (GNU/Linux 3.5.0-17-generic x86_64)

The FAQ says that 1.7.x does not support Linux 3.5:

Q: What Linux kernel versions does each Open vSwitch release work with?

A: The following table lists the Linux kernel versions against which the
   given versions of the Open vSwitch kernel module will successfully
   build.  The Linux kernel versions are upstream kernel versions, so
   modified Linux kernels modified from the upstream sources may not
   build in some cases even if they are based on a supported version.
   This is most notably true of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) kernels,
   which are extensively modified from upstream.

   Open vSwitch   Linux kernel
   ------------   -------------
       1.4.x      2.6.18 to 3.2
       1.5.x      2.6.18 to 3.2
       1.6.x      2.6.18 to 3.2
       1.7.x      2.6.18 to 3.3
       1.8.x      2.6.18 to 3.4
       1.9.x      2.6.18 to 3.6

   Open vSwitch userspace should also work with the Linux kernel module
   built into Linux 3.3 and later.

   Open vSwitch userspace is not sensitive to the Linux kernel version.
   It should build against almost any kernel, certainly against 2.6.18
   and later.

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