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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] mark nic as trusted

From: Jamie Lokier
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] mark nic as trusted
Date: Sun, 11 Jan 2009 04:40:45 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

Anthony Liguori wrote:
> >It would stop the OS from loading a NIC driver for it.
> >
> >Then later, then vmchannel-using guest app would force the OS to load
> >a NIC driver for the alternative PCI ID.  E.g. by loading a module on
> >Linux with an alternative name and some module arguments.  It's
> >probably not feasible without changes to OSes.
> >  
> It isn't.  Drivers don't work that way.

A few Linux drivers have done it, maybe not any more, that's why I
thought of it.

-- Jamie

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