How to load upstream kernel module for openvswitch in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7?

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Issue

  • How to upgrade to the latest kernel module for openvswitch?
  • Need to replace stock openvswitch module with the 2.5 version, but keep the same kernel.
  • Unable to modprobe or load kernel module in /lib/modules/$kernel/kernel/extra/openvswitch/*
  • Compiled new openvswitch module and spec file places it in kernel/extra/* folders, modprobe still always loads default Red Hat Enterprise Linux openvswitch.

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2
  • Red Hat OpenStack Platform 6.0
  • Red Hat OpenStack Platform 7.0

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