[ovs-discuss] idle_timeout not working correctly?

Ray Li rayli1107 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 14 01:53:21 UTC 2019

Actually learned a rule with idle_timeout=0 and hard_timeout=0, and it's
still getting deleted after exactly 5 minutes.

On Wed, Mar 13, 2019 at 4:59 PM Ray Li <rayli1107 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Running OVS 2.5.2
> I used learn() to add a OVS flow with a idle_timeout=300. I continuously
> send packets to trigger the learn action, so that the idle_age is always
> below 1 or 2 seconds. However when the flow itself reaches 300 seconds
> (duration=300s) it gets automatically deleted. It's as if idle_timeout is
> being treated as hard_timeout.
> Is this a known issue?
> Thanks,
> Ray
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