[ovs-discuss] about flow table

Ben Pfaff blp at nicira.com
Sat Apr 6 06:04:29 UTC 2013


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On Sat, Apr 06, 2013 at 09:48:10AM +0530, john paul wrote:
> that means flow table filled in linear manner 

No, the flow table need not be filled in a linear manner.

> and it must go through table 0 ?

Yes, every flow must go through table 0.

>  and one more thing sir the maximum entries in one table is 65536 

No.

> and size of each flow 1 byte is this right ?

No.

>    if yes this you did to put flow table in L1 or L2 cache ?

No.

> 
> On Fri, Apr 5, 2013 at 6:12 PM, Ben Pfaff <blp at nicira.com> wrote:
> 
> > On Fri, Apr 05, 2013 at 03:09:27PM +0530, john paul wrote:
> > >           I have specific que. about the flow table, why their is 255
> > > flowtables why not 256 ?
> >
> > The OpenFlow protocol supports a maximum of 255 flow tables.
> >
> > >              when i am adding some ports under bridge on which policy it
> > > decide the flow will go in which table i mean
> >
> > All packets go through table 0, which can then "resubmit" to other
> > tables if desirable.
> >



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