[ovs-discuss] Current status of in-kernel openvswitch module (as of 3.18)

Ben Pfaff blp at nicira.com
Thu Apr 16 15:06:19 UTC 2015

On Thu, Apr 16, 2015 at 05:34:24PM +0300, Alexey I. Froloff wrote:
> Is it safe to use in-kernel openvswitch module?  I was always
> sceptical about it, because OVS's datapath module always was more
> up to date.  On the other hand, latest OVS (2.3.1) doesn't work
> with 3.18 kernel, which we are trying to use.

It should work.  Please report a bug.

> So, how stable is combination of OVS 2.3.1, kernel 3.18 and
> in-kernel openvswitch module?  As I can see from the code, it
> even supports GRE/VxLAN tunnels, which is good.  Our primary use
> for Open vSwitch is OpenStack, if that matters.

It should be stable, but you say it doesn't work, so probably we have to
fix some bug.

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