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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 5/5] Add support for fd=name to tap and socket n

From: Mark McLoughlin
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 5/5] Add support for fd=name to tap and socket networking
Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2009 14:37:46 +0100

On Wed, 2009-07-22 at 09:11 +0100, Mark McLoughlin wrote:
> This allows a program to initialize a host networking device using a
> file descriptor passed over a unix monitor socket.
> The program must first pass the file descriptor using SCM_RIGHTS
> ancillary data with the getfd monitor command. It then may do
> "host_net_add tap fd=name" to use the named file descriptor.

Again begging for this to be pulled into stable-0.11 :-)

These exact patches were posted in time for the branch but got dropped
mainly because of confusion over whether all the concerns had been

It's a nice feature for a relatively small set of changes, and without
them libvirt can't do NIC hotplug


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