[ovs-discuss] Disable the background flows-purge thread

Avi Cohen avi.cohen at huawei.com
Mon Jan 23 11:48:46 UTC 2017

> -----Original Message-----
> From: ovs-discuss-bounces at openvswitch.org [mailto:ovs-discuss-
> bounces at openvswitch.org] On Behalf Of Ben Pfaff
> Sent: Thursday, 19 January, 2017 7:10 PM
> To: Avi Cohen
> Cc: ovs-discuss at openvswitch.org
> Subject: Re: [ovs-discuss] Disable the background flows-purge thread
> On Thu, Jan 19, 2017 at 08:53:26AM +0000, Avi Cohen wrote:
> > I want to disable the thread (just for some experiments) that is
> > responsible to purge flows from data-path- based on the Least Recently
> > Used (LRU) algorithm What is the best way to do this ?  disabling the
> > udpif_revalidator thread ? other ?
> That will have the effect you want, but it will also cause incorrect behavior
> because those threads are also responsible for finding and fixing flows whose
> actions are no longer correct.
Thanks Ben
Can you refer to the code lines where this LRU decision is made to delete a flow from datapath ?
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