[openstack-dev] [neutron] Why neutron-openvswitch-agent use linux-bridge?

George Shuklin george.shuklin at gmail.com
Wed Nov 27 18:45:59 UTC 2013

Good day.

I looking at the internals of bridge layout of openvswitch agent at 
and wondering, why this scheme is so complicated and why it use linux 
bridge and vethes with openvswitch together? Why no just plug tap device 
directly to openvswitch bridge without intermediate brctl bridge?

I guess that was caused by some important consideration, but I unable to 
find any documents about this.

If someone know reasons for that complex construction with different 
bridges, please response.


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