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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 0/2] net: Make -netdev socket,listen= work

From: Stefan Hajnoczi
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 0/2] net: Make -netdev socket,listen= work
Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2012 14:31:42 +0100

On Fri, Jul 20, 2012 at 2:25 PM, Stefan Hajnoczi
<address@hidden> wrote:
> The socket backend does not support the listen= option with -netdev.  The
> problem is how the socket NetClientState lifecycle is implemented: the socket
> backend waits for an incoming client connection before creating a
> NetClientState.  The guest -device wants a peer= on startup, so QEMU fails 
> with
> an error about the non-existent peer.
> This series makes -netdev socket,listen= work by creating the NetClientState
> right away.  This allows -device peer= to find the socket backend.
> This code was written by Zhi Yong Wu <address@hidden>.  I have only
> cleaned up and tested it.  The following work:
>  * -net socket,listen=:1234 -net nic,model=virtio
>  * -netdev socket,listen=:1234,id=netdev0 -device 
> virtio-net-pci,netdev=netdev0
> Zhi Yong Wu (2):
>   net: fix the coding style
>   net: add the support for -netdev socket, listen
>  net/socket.c |   82 
> +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-----------------------
>  1 file changed, 50 insertions(+), 32 deletions(-)

Merged into the net tree:


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