[ovs-dev] [PATCH 1/2] bundle: Allow OFPP_NONE in bundle actions.

Ethan Jackson ethan at nicira.com
Wed Oct 26 16:37:46 PDT 2011

This patch special cases OFPP_NONE to be always up in bundle
actions.  Presumably, if a controller put OFPP_NONE in their bundle
action, they want it to be an available choice.

This patch also adds documentation to the bundle action about slave
 include/openflow/nicira-ext.h |    7 +++++++
 ofproto/ofproto-dpif.c        |    1 +
 2 files changed, 8 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

diff --git a/include/openflow/nicira-ext.h b/include/openflow/nicira-ext.h
index aeb1a31..ad6dd11 100644
--- a/include/openflow/nicira-ext.h
+++ b/include/openflow/nicira-ext.h
@@ -936,6 +936,13 @@ OFP_ASSERT(sizeof(struct nx_action_autopath) == 24);
  * slave.  If the switch does not support the specified 'algorithm' parameter,
  * it should reject the action.
+ * Several algorithms take into account liveness when selecting slaves.  The
+ * liveness of a slave is implementation defined (with one exception), but will
+ * generally take into account things like its carrier status and the results
+ * of any link monitoring protocols which happen to be running on it.  In order
+ * to give controllers a place-holder value, the OFPP_NONE port is always
+ * considered live.
+ *
  * Some slave selection strategies require the use of a hash function, in which
  * case the 'fields' and 'basis' parameters should be populated.  The 'fields'
  * parameter (one of NX_HASH_FIELDS_*) designates which parts of the flow to
diff --git a/ofproto/ofproto-dpif.c b/ofproto/ofproto-dpif.c
index b53452d..39b83ef 100644
--- a/ofproto/ofproto-dpif.c
+++ b/ofproto/ofproto-dpif.c
@@ -4047,6 +4047,7 @@ slave_enabled_cb(uint16_t ofp_port, void *ofproto_)
     case OFPP_FLOOD:
     case OFPP_ALL:
     case OFPP_LOCAL:
+    case OFPP_NONE:
         return true;
     case OFPP_CONTROLLER: /* Not supported by the bundle action. */
         return false;

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