1. 30 Mar, 2013 2 commits
  2. 23 Feb, 2013 1 commit
    • Ben Pfaff's avatar
      openvswitch: Allow OVS_USERSPACE_ATTR_USERDATA to be variable length. · 4490108b
      Ben Pfaff authored
      Until now, the optional OVS_USERSPACE_ATTR_USERDATA attribute had to be
      exactly 64 bits long, if it was present.  However, 64 bits is not enough
      space to associate as much information with a flow as would be convenient
      for some userspace features now under development.  This commit generalizes
      the attribute, allowing it to be any length.
      
      This generalization is backward-compatible: if userspace only uses 64-bit
      attributes, then it will not see any change in behavior.
      
      CC: Romain Lenglet <rlenglet@vmware.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarBen Pfaff <blp@nicira.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarJesse Gross <jesse@nicira.com>
      4490108b
  3. 07 Jan, 2013 1 commit
  4. 26 Nov, 2012 1 commit
  5. 03 Dec, 2011 1 commit
    • Jesse Gross's avatar
      net: Add Open vSwitch kernel components. · ccb1352e
      Jesse Gross authored
      Open vSwitch is a multilayer Ethernet switch targeted at virtualized
      environments.  In addition to supporting a variety of features
      expected in a traditional hardware switch, it enables fine-grained
      programmatic extension and flow-based control of the network.
      This control is useful in a wide variety of applications but is
      particularly important in multi-server virtualization deployments,
      which are often characterized by highly dynamic endpoints and the need
      to maintain logical abstractions for multiple tenants.
      
      The Open vSwitch datapath provides an in-kernel fast path for packet
      forwarding.  It is complemented by a userspace daemon, ovs-vswitchd,
      which is able to accept configuration from a variety of sources and
      translate it into packet processing rules.
      
      See http://openvswitch.org for more information and userspace
      utilities.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarJesse Gross <jesse@nicira.com>
      ccb1352e