[Openstack] periodic packet loss in openvswitch

Rick Jones rick.jones2 at hp.com
Wed Oct 15 16:12:46 UTC 2014

On 10/14/2014 09:10 PM, Michael Gale wrote:

> I have seen something similar in the past under two conditions:
> 1. When a switch buffers have been overloaded due to excessive UDP
> traffic, the switch ended up sending out the data on all ports.

Do you mean when a switch's forwarding table fills because it has 
started seeing more MAC addresses than it is designed to handle?

A switch which started flooding traffic because its packet buffers were 
full would be very, well, interesting :)

rick jones

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