[ovs-discuss] dpctl and user-defined flows

Ben Pfaff blp at nicira.com
Wed Aug 19 23:01:32 UTC 2015


Sorry, that's wrong.

On Mon, Jul 27, 2015 at 06:19:35AM +0530, Abhishek Verma wrote:
> Yes, since ones installed by dataplane only affect forwarding and are hence
> mega-flows.
> 
> On Mon, Jul 27, 2015 at 4:50 AM, Dave Waters <davewaters1970 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> 
> > Hi,
> >
> > When i switch traffic in OVS i see that the dataplane automatically
> > creates a flow that i can see with the ovs-dpctl dump-flows command. And
> > then there are flows that are created by the user using ofctl add-flow
> > command. One difference that i see between the two is that the flows added
> > automatically by the data plane are restricted to Layer 3 information
> > (source IP, dest IP and protocol type) while the user defined can go all
> > the way till Layer 4 (UDP source port, UDP dest port, etc).
> >
> > So are the ones created by the data plane automatically the "mega flows"
> > while the ones created by users the "micro flows"?
> >
> > Dave
> >
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