[ovs-discuss] OpenvSwitch kernel module

Ben Pfaff blp at nicira.com
Mon Sep 10 15:56:01 UTC 2012


On Mon, Sep 10, 2012 at 03:33:15PM +0300, Valentin Bud wrote:
> How will the OS know to load openvswitch.ko at reboot. Shouldn't the make
> install step install the module in /lib/modules? 

If you want to install the modules, you can run "make modules_install".

> I think I can copy the module to
> /lib/modules/2.6.32-5-amd64/kernel/net/openvswitch/openvswitch.ko and
> this would work. Is this correct? 

That should work.

> And also copy the brcompat.ko if I need it.

Yes.

> The INSTALL.Linux mentions that I can build a Debian package, I think that
> would install everything where it belongs. Haven't tried that yet to be
> perfectly honest. That's the next step.

The Debian packages may be easier to use.  They are definitely better
integrated with Debian.



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