[ovs-discuss] ovs-ofctl memory consumption is large compared to flow bundle size [formatting correction]

Ben Pfaff blp at ovn.org
Tue Mar 20 05:04:00 UTC 2018


On Mon, Mar 12, 2018 at 03:47:16PM -0400, Michael Ben-Ami via discuss wrote:
> We found that when we add a flow bundle of about 25MB of textual flows,
> ovs-ofctl ballooned in resident memory to around 563MB. Similarly for a
> bundle about half the size at 12.4MB, ovs-ofctl hit 285MB.

I have a branch in my "reviews" repository that should fix this:
        https://github.com/blp/ovs-reviews/tree/memory

It's not quite ready to post for formal review (the commit messages need
work and it probably leaks some memory), but if you have a minute to
test it out, please do consider it.


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