Comment 2 for bug 1084028

Saul St. John (saul-stjohn) wrote :

This bug also prevents starting some services (e.g. isc-dhcp-server) on openvswitch interfaces at boot.

I avoided the problem by changing /etc/network/interfaces such that ovs interfaces don't come up automatically, and ifupping them manually in /etc/rc.local instead... but that's pretty silly.