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Date:	Tue, 28 Oct 2014 13:57:13 -0700
From:	Alexei Starovoitov <>
To:	David Miller <>
Cc:	Thomas Graf <>,
	"" <>,
	"" <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] ovs: Turn vports with dependencies into separate modules

On Tue, Oct 28, 2014 at 11:43 AM, David Miller <> wrote:
> From: Thomas Graf <>
> Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:29:06 +0200
>> The internal and netdev vport remain part of openvswitch.ko. Encap
>> vports including vxlan, gre, and geneve can be built as separate
>> modules and are loaded on demand. Modules can be unloaded after use.
>> Datapath ports keep a reference to the vport module during their
>> lifetime.
>> Allows to remove the error prone maintenance of the global list
>> vport_ops_list.
>> Signed-off-by: Thomas Graf <>
> Applied, thanks a lot Thomas.


it fails the build when lockdep is on:
ERROR: "lockdep_ovsl_is_held" [net/openvswitch/vport-gre.ko] undefined!
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