[ovs-discuss] [HELP] Question about linux kernel version supported by OVS 2.10.1

Justin Pettit jpettit at ovn.org
Tue Jan 29 01:26:31 UTC 2019


Red Hat backports a number of features to their kernels.  The references there are for the upstream kernel, which I suspect are correct.

--Justin


> On Jan 28, 2019, at 5:06 PM, txfh2007 via discuss <ovs-discuss at openvswitch.org> wrote:
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> Hi everyone:
>    I have found the table of ovs feature && Linux upstream in release.rst. From this chart we could found some ovs feature need higher linux kernel version. But my linux kernel is redhat 3.10, and I have found some feature in the list also worked well, such as connection tracking && tunnel-Geneve. 
>    so my question is, should we  update the linux kernel version listed in chart to fullfill all ovs 2.10.1 feature?
>    ===================== ============== ============== ========= =======
>    Feature               Linux upstream Linux OVS tree Userspace Hyper-V
>    ===================== ============== ============== ========= =======
>    NAT                   4.6            YES            Yes       NO
>    Connection tracking   4.3            YES            PARTIAL   PARTIAL
>    Tunnel - LISP         NO             YES            NO        NO
>    Tunnel - STT          NO             YES            NO        YES
>    Tunnel - GRE          3.11           YES            YES       YES
>    Tunnel - VXLAN        3.12           YES            YES       YES
>    Tunnel - Geneve       3.18           YES            YES       YES
>    Tunnel - GRE-IPv6     NO             NO             YES       NO
>    Tunnel - VXLAN-IPv6   4.3            YES            YES       NO
>    Tunnel - Geneve-IPv6  4.4            YES            YES       NO
>    QoS - Policing        YES            YES            YES       NO
>    QoS - Shaping         YES            YES            NO        NO
>    sFlow                 YES            YES            YES       NO
>    IPFIX                 3.10           YES            YES       NO
>    Set action            YES            YES            YES       PARTIAL
>    NIC Bonding           YES            YES            YES       YES
>    Multiple VTEPs        YES            YES            YES       YES
>    Meters                4.15           YES            YES       NO
>    ===================== ============== ============== ========= =======
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