[ovs-discuss] Kernel VXLAN implemetation support

Kyle Mestery (kmestery) kmestery at cisco.com
Mon Apr 1 17:43:40 UTC 2013

On Apr 1, 2013, at 11:04 AM, Jesse Gross <jesse at nicira.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 1, 2013 at 6:24 AM, Kyle Mestery (kmestery)
> <kmestery at cisco.com> wrote:
>> On Apr 1, 2013, at 6:22 AM, Zang MingJie <zealot0630 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hi folks:
>>> There is already a vxlan implement in openvswitch, but it doesn't
>>> follow the rfc spec very well, and some main features are missing (ex,
>>> broadcast multicast mapping, endpoint auto discover). And there is a
>>> better implement since linux kernel 3.8, it is almost complete in
>>> kernel 3.9
>>> The kernel implementation provides more features (like static
>>> forward table entry, arp reduce), and is easier to config, is there
>>> any working progress on it ?
>> There is work currently going on in Open vSwitch to better integrate with
>> the upstream tunneling code. Once this is complete, I suspect that most of
>> your concerns above will be taken care of.
> These are all control plane features related to multicast learning so
> they won't come automatically with upstreaming, which is just the data
> plane.  I think you had expressed some interest in working on this a
> while back, not sure if you are still thinking about it.

Yes, the control plane portions are on my list of things to work on.

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