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authorJesse Gross <jesse@nicira.com>2011-10-25 19:26:31 -0700
committerJesse Gross <jesse@nicira.com>2011-12-03 09:35:17 -0800
commitccb1352e76cff0524e7ccb2074826a092dd13016 (patch)
tree9122ceff5d75ec64e327a9fad4ad2013744c2999 /net/Makefile
parent75f2811c6460ccc59d83c66059943ce9c9f81a18 (diff)
downloadlinux-stericsson-ccb1352e76cff0524e7ccb2074826a092dd13016.tar.gz
net: Add Open vSwitch kernel components.
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: Jesse Gross <jesse@nicira.com>
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diff --git a/net/Makefile b/net/Makefile
index acdde4950de4..ad432fa4d934 100644
--- a/net/Makefile
+++ b/net/Makefile
@@ -69,3 +69,4 @@ obj-$(CONFIG_DNS_RESOLVER) += dns_resolver/
obj-$(CONFIG_CEPH_LIB) += ceph/
obj-$(CONFIG_BATMAN_ADV) += batman-adv/
obj-$(CONFIG_NFC) += nfc/
+obj-$(CONFIG_OPENVSWITCH) += openvswitch/