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[Qemu-devel] Re: [PATCH 9/9] Introduce VLANClientState::cleanup()

From: Avi Kivity
Subject: [Qemu-devel] Re: [PATCH 9/9] Introduce VLANClientState::cleanup()
Date: Thu, 30 Apr 2009 20:48:59 +0300
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Jan Kiszka wrote:
Anthony Liguori wrote:
Blue Swirl wrote:
On 4/30/09, Anthony Liguori <address@hidden> wrote:
  -net pointopoint,tap,nic,model=virtio ?
Or perhaps:

-net tap,vlan=off,id=1234 -net nic,model=virtio,vlan=off,id=1234

That would only allow one such pair per VM.

I'm guessing that's what id= is for.

Why not keeping all the existing infrastructure, just locking a vlan
against becoming more than a point-to-point link once some conflicting
optimization was applied? That should be easy to implement and to
explain to the user.

I still haven't seen a real life usecase for >2 terminals on a vlan.

Do not meddle in the internals of kernels, for they are subtle and quick to 

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