[ovs-discuss] in-kernel flow table in the datapath

Justin Pettit jpettit at nicira.com
Sat Feb 4 01:26:25 UTC 2012

On Feb 3, 2012, at 5:20 PM, Sridhar Samudrala wrote:

> But they get expired within a few secs. What is the timeout period?

Kernel flows typically expire five seconds after being idle.  (It may be shorter if under load.)

> Is it possible to make the in-kernel flow table entries permanent
> until they are deleted with any other options?

No, that behavior is baked into ovs-vswitchd.


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