[ovs-discuss] netlink: 'ovs-vswitchd': attribute type 5 has an invalid length.

Gregory Rose gvrose8192 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 11 18:24:47 UTC 2019



On 1/11/2019 12:37 AM, Levente Csikor wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I have just compiled and install openvswitch 2.10.0, and everything
> goes well with the configuration and set up, but when I first add a
> bridge instance via sudo ovs-vsctl add-br, then dmesg says the
> following warning/error:
>
> netlink: 'ovs-vswitchd': attribute type 5 has an invalid length.
>
> The system is still running, the bridge has been added, and so far no
> issues have arisen.
> However, should I care about this issue?

I suspect you have an old kernel that doesn't support some newer generic 
netlink features.

- Greg

>
>
> thanks,
> levi
>
> -----
> ovsdb-server is started as follows:
> sudo ovsdb-tool create
> /etc/openvswitch/conf.db  /usr/share/openvswitch/vswitch.ovsschema
>
> sudo ovsdb-server --remote=punix:/var/run/openvswitch/db.sock --
> remote=db:Open_vSwitch,Open_vSwitch,manager_options --pidfile --detach
>
> then, I issue the following commands:
> sudo ovs-vsctl --no-wait init
> export DB_SOCK=/var/run/openvswitch/db.sock
> sudo ovs-vswitchd unix:$DB_SOCK --pidfile --detach
>
> and then the ovs-vsctl add-br..
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>
>
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