[openstack-dev] [neutron] OVSDB native interface as default in gate jobs
iwamoto at valinux.co.jp
Wed Apr 6 03:32:04 UTC 2016
At Tue, 5 Apr 2016 12:57:33 -0400,
Assaf Muller wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 5, 2016 at 12:35 PM, Sean M. Collins <sean at coreitpro.com> wrote:
> > Russell Bryant wrote:
> >> because they are related to two different command line utilities
> >> (ovs-vsctl vs ovs-ofctl) that speak two different protocols (OVSDB vs
> >> OpenFlow) that talk to two different daemons on the system (ovsdb-server vs
> >> ovs-vswitchd) ?
> > True, they influence two different daemons - but it's really two options
> > that both have two settings:
> > * "talk to it via the CLI tool"
> > * "talk to it via a native interface"
> > How likely is it to have one talking via native interface and the other
> > via CLI?
> The ovsdb native interface is a couple of cycles more mature than the
> openflow one, I see how some users would use one but not the other.
The native of_interface has been tested by periodic jobs and seems
> > Also, if the native interface is faster, I think we should consider
> > making it the default.
> Definitely. I'd prefer to deprecate and delete the cli interfaces and
> keep only the native interfaces in the long run.
> > --
> > Sean M. Collins
The native of_interface is definitely faster than the CLI alternative,
but (un?)fortunately that's not a performance bottleneck.
The transition would be a gain, but it comes with uncovering a few
unidentified bugs etc.
Anyway, I'll post an updated version of performance comparison shortly.
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