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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 0/4] net-bridge: rootless bridge support for qem

From: Anthony Liguori
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 0/4] net-bridge: rootless bridge support for qemu
Date: Thu, 05 Nov 2009 09:59:48 -0600
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Avi Kivity wrote:
On 11/05/2009 05:11 PM, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
The main problem is that we've never really used the 'session' instances,
since networking configs are rather limited to pretty much just SLIRP
and people expect full bridging.  I think this patch series you've
done is invaluable and will let us finally make full use of the libvirt
'session' instances for desktop virt, running everything unprivileged.

What's to stop you from using the same idea to get a tap fd for the unprivileged libvirtd instance?

Why limit this to just libvirt based management tools? The helper has to live somewhere, why not have it live in qemu?

libvirt can still call it and pass the fd to qemu if it really wants to.


Anthony Liguori

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