[ovs-discuss] When is Bridge Compatibility not needed?

Justin Pettit jpettit at nicira.com
Mon Dec 10 08:31:09 UTC 2012

On Dec 10, 2012, at 12:22 AM, Umair Hoodbhoy <umairhoodbhoy at gmail.com> wrote:

> Does this mean that if you do *not* have Linux 3.3 or later (e.g. you have 3.2), then you don't need ovs-brcompatd? 

It's simply stating that bridge compatibility will not work with the upstream kernel module.

> Also, under which circumstances would someone not need bridge compatibility in an OVS world?

The only reason to use bridge compatibility is if you have integration scripts that are expecting to interact with the Linux bridge.  OVS is widely supported enough that that's generally not need any more.  In fact, the next version of OVS will likely drop bridge compatibility completely.


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