[ovs-discuss] Openvswitch 1.7.1 works with CentOS 6.3

Jesse Gross jesse at nicira.com
Fri Sep 7 22:14:54 UTC 2012

On Fri, Sep 7, 2012 at 2:50 PM, Gianluca Cecchi
<gianluca.cecchi at gmail.com> wrote:
> Just to inform that on CentOS 6.3 the 1.7.1 sources successfully build
> the RPM packages with kernel 2.6.32-279.2.1 and the same steps as
> detailed for 1.6.1 in thread
> http://openvswitch.org/pipermail/discuss/2012-July/007760.html
> ( with the same patch as in
> http://openvswitch.org/pipermail/dev/2012-July/018906.html
> )
> Updated the 1.6.1 packages and rebooted and seems to work. Further
> tests next days
> Below the output of some commands, showing also the kind of my config.
> On the server I have some KVM virtual machines on both vlan65 and 66,
> that seems correctly connected to the VLANs.
> Some questions:
> 1) Is there any reason for the patch not going mainstream yet? Or is
> it to be considered only as a sort of workaround for centos6/rhel6?
> Any incompatibility with other distros/kernels?
> Any particular arguments I can send to create RHEL bugzilla in case
> you think it is a problem related to rhel6 kernel and not openvswitch,
> so that it becomes possible to build directly the sources?

It's currently in branch-1.8 so it will be part of the next release.

> 2) Why my bridges are shown as
> speed: 100 Mbps now, 100 Mbps max
> while the adapters composing them are 1Gbps?
> A config I have to put in any file?

Since this is not an actual Ethernet adapter the indicated speed has
no meaning.  It does not affect the throughput in any way.

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