[ovs-discuss] addition of flows more than the maximum value in flow table

Ben Pfaff blp at nicira.com
Thu May 16 17:48:28 UTC 2013

On Thu, May 16, 2013 at 12:19:08PM +0530, akash sharma wrote:


>   1: table1  : wild=0x3fffff, max=1000000, active=100001
>                lookup=0, matched=0


> In table1, the active flow entries exceed the max value.

No, 100001 is about 10% of 1000000.  But Open vSwitch does not enforce
table flow limits, except due to hardware limitations or for resource
availability or performance reasons, unless the user sets an explicit

>  But when I change the max flow_limit of a table, then the scenario works
> fine.

Yes, Open vSwitch does enforce user-configured limits.

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