[ovs-discuss] (no subject)

Chris Wright chrisw at sous-sol.org
Fri May 4 20:40:32 UTC 2012

* Jesse Gross (jesse at nicira.com) wrote:
> On Fri, May 4, 2012 at 1:00 PM, Chris Wright <chrisw at sous-sol.org> wrote:
> > Subject: [PATCH] openvswitch: honour IFF_DONT_BRIDGE
> > From: Chris Wright <chrisw at sous-sol.org>
> >
> > Especially in the case of wireless, the netdev may not work properly.
> > So honor IFF_DONT_BRIDGE.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Chris Wright <chrisw at sous-sol.org>
> Thanks Chris.  One issue is that OVS can potentially be used to do
> more than just straight bridging.  If you imagine it being used as a
> bump in the wire to do filtering, for example, then it should still be
> OK to use with wireless devices.  Over time, we've either relaxed or
> moved to userspace similar checks in order to provide maximum
> flexibility - i.e. disabling LRO is something that we're now doing in
> userspace because it's not always strictly necessary and userspace has
> more information.  Can you think of a way to do something similar
> here?

As you can see, I haven't thought about it much (although I have been
bit by it before) ;)  Will ponder a bit...


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