[ovs-discuss] Questions about Openvswitch on FreeBSD 10.1 Release

Jesse Gross jesse at nicira.com
Wed Aug 12 16:44:22 UTC 2015

On Tue, Aug 11, 2015 at 11:16 PM, 1214781328 at qq.com <1214781328 at qq.com> wrote:
> Hello:
> Sorry for bothering you, but I got a strange bug while trying to build a GRE
> tunnel using Openvswitch between 2 virtual machines based on KVM. The OS of
> 2 virtual machines are FreeBSD 10.1 Release, and the host OS is CentOS 6.3,
> Openvswitch version 2.3.2 on virtual machines. I’ll describe my bug in the
> following paragraphs.
> INSTALLATION: I checked all the optional modules while installing FreeBSD,
> and installed openvswitch 2.3.2 by typing “pkg install openvswitch” into
> FreeBSD’s console, then “pkg install python” because the console said some
> additional modules needs to be installed (2KB).
> 1) “rm -f /var/db/openvswitch/conf.db”
> 2) “ovsdb-tool create /var/db/openvswitch/conf.db
> /usr/local/share/openvswitch/vswitch.ovsschema”
> 3) “ovsdb-server --remote=punix:/var/run/openvswitch/db.sock
> --remote=db.Open_vSwitch,manager_options --pidfile --detach”
> 4) “ovs-vsctl --no-wait init”
> 5) “ova-vswichd --pidfile --detach —mlockall
> NO ERROR during the procedures above.
> THEN COMES THE BUG: When I try to add a bridge “ovs-vsctl add-br br0", it
> said: "ovs-vsctl: Error detected while setting up 'br0'.  See ovs-vswitchd
> log for details.” Then i tried “ovs-vswitchd log”:
> 2015-08-11T05:48:55Z|00001|reconnect|INFO|log: connecting...
> 2015-08-11T05:48:55Z|00002|reconnect|INFO|log: connection attempt failed
> (Address family not supported by protocol family)
> 2015-08-11T05:48:55Z|00003|reconnect|INFO|log: waiting 1 seconds before
> reconnect

Tunnels, including GRE, are currently only supported on Linux.

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