[ovs-discuss] Overlapping rules with identical actions

Ben Pfaff blp at nicira.com
Wed Sep 5 16:17:15 UTC 2012

On Wed, Sep 05, 2012 at 12:16:59PM -0400, Bithika Khargharia wrote:
> Thank you Ben.
> I am trying to figure out what happens in the following scenario.
> OVERLAP flag is not set. Rule 1 has been installed that has an idle timeout
> value. Before Rule 1 has expired, an overlapping Rule 2 (same priority,
> same idle timeout) came in.

Overlapping or identical?  If they are identical, rule 2 replaces rule
1.  If they merely overlap, both will be present, but which one
actually processes matching packets is unpredictable.

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