Stopping/restarting Firewalld unloading openvswitch module

Solution In Progress - Updated -

Issue

  • Stopping/restarting Firewalld unloading openvswitch module
  • Restarting or stopping firewalld via systemd causes the openvswitch module to be unloaded. This breaks OVS bridges.

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.4 and earlier
  • firewalld firewall
  • Open vSwitch (OVS)

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