[ovs-discuss] OVS not forwarding packets to port

Ben Pfaff blp at nicira.com
Wed Mar 18 14:52:37 UTC 2015

On Wed, Mar 18, 2015 at 12:44:08PM +0200, Chris Picton wrote:
> On 03/18/15 08:47, Chris Picton wrote:
> >The relevant flow is:
> >recirc_id(0),skb_priority(0),in_port(2),eth(src=00:15:17:91:05:4c,dst=52:54:00:14:54:c6),eth_type(0x8100),vlan(vid=3,pcp=0),encap(eth_type(0x0806)),
> >packets:2, bytes:120, used:0.014s, actions:pop_vlan,7
> >
> >I can't find any definitive documentation for an action element consisting
> >purely of a number - in this case "7".
> I have just re-read the man page, and found the following:
> "The  target  may  be  a  decimal  port  number  designating the physical
> port on which to  output the packet."
> so the packet should, according to the above, be forwarded to port 7, which
> is vnet0.
> However, the packet is not arriving on vnet0.  Any ideas where I can look to
> find out why not?

I'd start by checking the kernel log (with "dmesg").

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