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Re: [Qemu-devel] tap devices not receiving packets from a bridge

From: Michael S. Tsirkin
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] tap devices not receiving packets from a bridge
Date: Thu, 16 May 2013 11:40:21 +0300

On Thu, May 16, 2013 at 09:20:55AM +0100, Nicholas Thomas wrote:
> Hi,
> On Thu, 2013-05-16 at 09:27 +0300, Michael S. Tsirkin wrote:
> > On Thu, May 16, 2013 at 09:24:05AM +0300, Michael S. Tsirkin wrote:
> > > Is this with or without vhost-net in host?
> > 
> > never mind, I see it's without.
> > Try to enable vhost-net (you'll have to switch to -netdev syntax
> > for that to work) and see if this help.
> > If it does it's likely a qemu bug if not probably a guest bug.
> Switching to -netdev is non-trivial for me, unfortunately.

Interesting. Why is that?

> Anyway, it's
> definitely a qemu bug - it happens on kernels 3.2 and 3.9 with 1.4.1,
> but doesn't happen with qemu 0.15.0 or 1.5.0rc1.
> I'll have a dig through git to see if I can identify the patch that
> resolves it. It feels-like qemu sometimes stops reading from the tap
> file descriptor between ipxe exiting and the linux kernel bringing up
> the network interface, and never recovers from that.
> /Nick

You can try to bisect, yes.

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