1. 17 Jan, 2012 1 commit
  2. 03 Dec, 2011 1 commit
    • Jesse Gross's avatar
      net: Add Open vSwitch kernel components. · ccb1352e
      Jesse Gross authored
      Open vSwitch is a multilayer Ethernet switch targeted at virtualized
      environments.  In addition to supporting a variety of features
      expected in a traditional hardware switch, it enables fine-grained
      programmatic extension and flow-based control of the network.
      This control is useful in a wide variety of applications but is
      particularly important in multi-server virtualization deployments,
      which are often characterized by highly dynamic endpoints and the need
      to maintain logical abstractions for multiple tenants.
      
      The Open vSwitch datapath provides an in-kernel fast path for packet
      forwarding.  It is complemented by a userspace daemon, ovs-vswitchd,
      which is able to accept configuration from a variety of sources and
      translate it into packet processing rules.
      
      See http://openvswitch.org
      
       for more information and userspace
      utilities.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarJesse Gross <jesse@nicira.com>
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