[openstack-dev] [neutron] Testing Neutron with latest OVS

Jakub Libosvar jlibosva at redhat.com
Wed Jan 13 09:50:25 UTC 2016

Hi all,

recently I was working on firewall driver [1] that requires latest
features in OVS, specifically conntrack support. In order to get the
driver tested, we need to have the latest OVS kernel modules on machines
running tests but AFAIK there is no stable "2.5 like" release of OVS yet.

Facing the same problem OVN did in the past, I decided to try to steal
their solution and apply it in our Neutron repo [2]. Sean and Matthew
rightfully expressed worries about this approach on review of [2].

So I'd like to bring this to a broader audience and ask for help or
suggestion on how to test such Neutron features that require some newer

The first idea was to have an option to compile trunk ovs and use it in
particular jobs like functional one. That would bring faster development
of features going along with ovs features.

Please share your ideas :)


[1] https://review.openstack.org/#/c/249337
[2] https://review.openstack.org/#/c/266423

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