Linux Bridge vs Open vSwitch

As a short Follow-Up to
https://mohskitchen.wordpress.com/2014/04/26/first-steps-with-open-vswitch/

justindpettit wrote a nice Blog post about recent performance improvements in OVS:

http://networkheresy.com/2014/11/13/accelerating-open-vswitch-to-ludicrous-speed/

What does this mean for a simple KVM/ OpenStack setup? For me it shows that the Linux bridge is still superior when only doing Layer 2 forwarding. OVS might be as fast but takes a whole lot more CPU power which is taken away from your VMs. And it seems to be even worse for old versions of OVS in LTS distris.

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