[ovs-discuss] How does ovs-vswitchd deliver the packets which are already handled to datapath?

Ben Pfaff blp at ovn.org
Thu May 4 18:02:51 UTC 2017

On Thu, May 04, 2017 at 02:41:59PM +0800, 杨润垲 wrote:
> The ovs-vswitchd handles 50 packets once. When ovs-vswitchd finishes
> the process, let‘s suppose all the actions are OVS_ACTION_ATTR_OUTPUT,
> dose ovs-vswitchd pass the first packet back to the datapath and then
> send it to the TX DMA then the second, or by other way?I am sorry to
> trouble you, and thank you very much!

OVS passes the packets to the OVS kernel module, which passes them to
the kernel driver for the output port.

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