[ovs-discuss] Additional arguments when starting ovsdb-server

Ben Pfaff blp at nicira.com
Tue Mar 17 20:16:33 UTC 2015

On Tue, Mar 17, 2015 at 02:50:43PM -0500, Tim wrote:
> I'm currently playing with OVS 2.3.1 LTS on Cent7 and I'm trying to pass
> additional arguments to ovsdb-server at runtime, and I currently don't
> see any way to do that. I can kill -15 the process after start up, and
> re-run it with the options I want, but that seems barbaric.
> The only option related to ovsdb-server that I see is in
> /etc/sysconfig/openvswitch but it seems to only relate to the nice
> priority, and the /etc/rc.d/init.d/openvswitch script seems to only care
> about setting that value when ran.
> Is there a way to go about this sanely?

It doesn't normally make sense to "pass additional arguments to
ovsdb-server at runtime".  What are you trying to accomplish?

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