[ovs-discuss] OVSDB list_dbs monitor/update

Ben Pfaff blp at nicira.com
Tue Nov 11 22:02:39 UTC 2014

On Tue, Nov 11, 2014 at 09:57:21PM +0000, Zayats, Michael wrote:
> OVSDB protocol has the means to retrieve a list of databases being managed by the server.
> However, the list might change, using for example add-db/remove-db runtime management command of ovsdb-server.
> Would it make sense to add a monitor/update capabilities for the db listing?
> Current protocol seems to force periodic polling, with quite a few undesirable side effects on other interactions with the server.

Currently, ovsdb-server drops all connections whenever a database is
added or removed, so each client can simply check the list when it
reconnects.  Unless databases are frequently added or removed (do you
plan to do that?) I doubt that it is a big deal.

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