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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: Wed, 11 Jul 2012 16:56:13 +0200
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On 07/11/2012 04:22 PM, Corey Bryant wrote:
> On 07/10/2012 09:37 AM, Fabien Chouteau wrote:
>> 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?
> Apologies, I was out yesterday.  I see your new patch series is progressing.  
> I'll take over if/when you want.

Beside the --enable/--disable patch, there's another question for you.
Is it possible to implement qemu-bridge-adapter without SIOCBRADDIF?


Fabien Chouteau

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