[ovs-discuss] Regarding lib/dpif-linux.c

Jesse Gross jesse at nicira.com
Mon Aug 22 02:20:59 PDT 2011


On Mon, Aug 22, 2011 at 5:07 PM, Ramana Reddy <gtvrreddy at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> It seems that the new dpif-linux.c is using netlink rather than character
> device + ioctl.
> Can some one given more insight in terms of additional functionality and
> differences
> regarding these two files. Can this new dpif-linux.c supports back ward
> compatibility.

There is no additional functionality.  The goal is to eventually
provide an interface which is not tightly bound to particular versions
of userspace/kernel but it has not been finalized yet.


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