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Re: [libvirt-users] libvirt + openvswitch, <parameters interfaceid='x'/> seems less-than-useful?



On 05/13/16 20:04, Laine Stump wrote:
> On 05/13/2016 09:57 AM, Richard Harman wrote:
>> I've debugged this, and I think the interfaceid stuff in network XML
>> isn't doing much besides setting a custom interfaceid in an OpenVSwitch
>> table that really has no effect on the operation of OpenVSwitch.  I
>> think the -- set Interface vnet0 "external-ids:iface-id="{uuid here}"
>> command run by libvirt doesn't actually set the _uuid of a new
>> interface. :(
>
> I don't use Open vSwitch, but I was around when the support was added,
> and reviewed the patches (which were authored by Kyle Mestery, whose
> email has changed since then, so I'm not sure how to Cc him). My
> understanding at the time was that the interfaceid was intended for
> exactly the purpose that you say doesn't work (i.e. so that OVS itself
> could recognize that interface as it appeared and disappeared at
> different locations on the network). I would classify that as a bug,
> but that's just my understanding as an OVS outsider.
>

Further evidence, now that I figured out how to dump the external-ids
stuff in OVS:

Here's the relevant ports of the domain XML:

<domain type='kvm' id='5'>
  <name>cuckoo</name>
  <uuid>cb4903aa-eaf4-432d-aa57-e9f74f1c8b79</uuid>
....
    <interface type='bridge'>
      <mac address='52:54:00:f5:29:72'/>
      <source network='malware' bridge='malware0'/>
      <virtualport type='openvswitch'>
        <parameters interfaceid='23e982f3-f344-48a2-8bed-b584acb95616'/>
      </virtualport>
      <target dev='monitor0'/>
      <model type='virtio'/>
      <alias name='net2'/>
      <address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x00' slot='0x08'
function='0x0'/>
    </interface>
....

cuckoo vm up: monitor0 _uuid is 969ef76c...

# ovs-vsctl --columns=name,_uuid,external-ids list Interface | grep -A3
monitor0
name                : "monitor0"
_uuid               : 969ef76c-c802-4e9f-97e0-9a06ce133252
external_ids        : {attached-mac="52:54:00:f5:29:72",
iface-id="23e982f3-f344-48a2-8bed-b584acb95616", iface-status=active,
vm-id="cb4903aa-eaf4-432d-aa57-e9f74f1c8b79"}
#

cuckoo vm down: (no output, the interface has been deleted by libvirt)

# ovs-vsctl --columns=name,_uuid,external-ids list Interface | grep -A3
monitor0
#

I found this in my log, showing libvirt deleted the interface:
ovs-vsctl[4590]: ovs|00001|vsctl|INFO|Called as ovs-vsctl --timeout=5 --
--if-exists del-port monitor0

cuckoo vm up again: uuid is now fb025df0...

# ovs-vsctl --columns=name,_uuid,external-ids list Interface | grep -A3
monitor0
name                : "monitor0"
_uuid               : fb025df0-d934-46d6-b9ed-314bc1de5ef3
external_ids        : {attached-mac="52:54:00:f5:29:72",
iface-id="23e982f3-f344-48a2-8bed-b584acb95616", iface-status=active,
vm-id="cb4903aa-eaf4-432d-aa57-e9f74f1c8b79"}
#

Anyway, thanks for reading!  Hopefully we'll get to the bottom of this,
where I can keep my span port. :)  In the mean time I'm going to go
digging through the OVS source, specifically the ovs-vsctl command to
see if an argument can be used to forcibly set the internal _uuid in OVS.

Richard




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