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Date:	Tue, 28 Oct 2014 00:48:48 -0400 (EDT)
From:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] ovs: Turn vports with dependencies into separate

From: Pravin Shelar <>
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2014 17:27:11 -0700

> On Mon, Oct 27, 2014 at 2:47 PM, Thomas Graf <> wrote:
>> The patch also brings additional flexibility to users of
>> distributions. Distros typically ship something like an allmodconfig
>> so a user can either run openvswitch.ko with all encaps compiled in
>> or not run openvswitch.ko. With vports as module, a user can blacklist
>> a certain encap type.
>> Another advantage is obviously that users can run additional vport
>> types on top of their distribution kernels.
>> Is there anything specific that you are concerned with in regard
>> to this proposed change?
> OVS vport code is not alot and making it plugable module does not save
> much space.

People don't blacklist modules to "save space".
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