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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] Add --disable-bridge-helper configure flag

From: Fabien Chouteau
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] Add --disable-bridge-helper configure flag
Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2012 15:37:23 +0200
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On 07/10/2012 01:06 PM, Paolo Bonzini wrote:
> Il 10/07/2012 13:02, Fabien Chouteau ha scritto:
>>>>>> Bridge helper uses ioctl's not available on old Linux versions, we add
>>>>>> this flag to disable the build.
>>>> Which ioctls?  Please detect them, so that we can also work around them
>>>> perhaps.
>> There SIOCBRADDIF at least, maybe it's the only one. 
> So indeed you could also use SIOCDEVPRIVATE / BRCTL_ADD_IF if you were
> inclined to do so...

Unfortunately I don't have time to go deep into the code. It's not a
feature I plan to use, so the quickest solution for me is to disable it.

Corey, I can see that you developed the bridge helper, can you please
take a look at this issue?

Fabien Chouteau

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