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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v3 00/16] net: hub-based networking

From: Luiz Capitulino
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v3 00/16] net: hub-based networking
Date: Fri, 25 May 2012 10:07:46 -0300

On Fri, 25 May 2012 14:59:25 +0200
Paolo Bonzini <address@hidden> wrote:

> Il 25/05/2012 14:53, Luiz Capitulino ha scritto:
> >> > I agree it would be nice to drop entirely but I don't feel happy doing
> >> > that to users who might have QEMU buried in scripts somewhere.  One
> >> > day they upgrade packages and suddenly their stuff doesn't work
> >> > anymore.
> > This is very similar to kqemu and I don't think we regret having dropped it.
> It's not.  kqemu was putting maintainance burden, the aim of this patch
> is exactly to isolate the feature to command-line parsing and a magic
> net client.  If you don't use -net, the new code is absolutely dead,
> unlike kqemu.

Let me quote Stefan on this thread:

The point of this patch series is to remove the special-case net.c code
for the legacy "vlan" feature.  Today's code makes it harder to
implement a clean QOM model and is a burden for the net subsystem in

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