[one-users] openvswitch and brcompat in the post3.3 world

christopher barry cbarry at rjmetrics.com
Fri Sep 14 07:09:15 PDT 2012

On Thu, 2012-09-13 at 17:05 -0400, christopher barry wrote:
> greetings,
> what's the plan for using openvswitch in the future, without requiring
> brcompat?
> while I can compile openvswitch master for use with my 3.5 kernel, the
> brcompat has issues:
> modprobe brcompat 
> FATAL: Error inserting brcompat
> (/lib/modules/3.5.1/kernel/net/openvswitch/brcompat.ko): Unknown symbol
> in module, or unknown parameter (see dmesg)
> dmesg: brcompat: Unknown symbol ovs_dp_ioctl_hook (err 0)
> ...and it seems as though the idea is to move away from bridge
> compatibility anyway.
> I have made this error known upstream to the ovs developers, but have
> not heard back as of yet.
> but back to the longer term plan, is it just some scripts that need to
> change to use ovs without brcompat?
> Regards,
> -C

So, this was totally my fault.

The bridge module was loaded, and this caused the error, brcompat is
loaded fine now, so please excuse the noise...

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