[ovs-discuss] OpenFlow Vendor Message

Ben Pfaff blp at ovn.org
Wed Jun 8 15:11:45 UTC 2016


On Wed, Jun 08, 2016 at 12:06:28PM +0200, Jannis Ohms wrote:
> OpenFlow provides an extension message for vendors.
> The FAQ indicates that I would have to change some code and add my own.
> After this, I would have to rebuild OVS.
> 
> Since OVS is used in some white box NOS Systems like Picos I would have to
> rebuild the whole OVS for my switch.  It would be much smaller workload if
> we could supply the extension in form of a dynamically linkable object so we
> only would switch out a .so file on the box.
> 
> Would it be worth implementing this?

You make it sound like building OVS is a big deal.  I don't believe it.
It takes about 30 seconds on my laptop.



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