On Tue, Jan 30, 2018 at 3:40 PM, Greg Rose <gvrose8...@gmail.com> wrote:
> From: Jiri Benc <jb...@redhat.com>
> Upstream commit:
>     commit 9354d452034273a50a4fd703bea31e5d6b1fc20b
>     Author: Jiri Benc <jb...@redhat.com>
>     Date:   Thu Nov 2 17:04:37 2017 -0200
>     openvswitch: reliable interface indentification in port dumps
>     This patch allows reliable identification of netdevice interfaces 
> connected
>     to openvswitch bridges. In particular, user space queries the netdev
>     interfaces belonging to the ports for statistics, up/down state, etc.
>     Datapath dump needs to provide enough information for the user space to be
>     able to do that.
>     Currently, only interface names are returned. This is not sufficient, as
>     openvswitch allows its ports to be in different name spaces and the
>     interface name is valid only in its name space. What is needed and 
> generally
>     used in other netlink APIs, is the pair ifindex+netnsid.
>     The solution is addition of the ifindex+netnsid pair (or only ifindex if 
> in
>     the same name space) to vport get/dump operation.
>     On request side, ideally the ifindex+netnsid pair could be used to
>     get/set/del the corresponding vport. This is not implemented by this patch
>     and can be added later if needed.
>     Signed-off-by: Jiri Benc <jb...@redhat.com>
>     Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <da...@davemloft.net>
> Added compat fixup for peernet2id.
> Cc: Jiri Benc <jb...@redhat.com>
> Signed-off-by: Greg Rose <gvrose8...@gmail.com>

This patch looks good, But I think we can target it for master only,
since the userspace component is not in yet.
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