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Re: [Qemu-devel] [RFC PATCH] net: Enable vlans and dump for -netdev, too

From: Paolo Bonzini
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [RFC PATCH] net: Enable vlans and dump for -netdev, too,
Date: Tue, 26 May 2015 20:25:21 +0200
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On 26/05/2015 15:07, Thomas Huth wrote:
> Certainly no objections from my side to keep this "vlan" concept in
> QEMU, but thinking about this option again, I'd rather call it "hub=xx"
> for the -netdev option instead of "vlan=xx", since this better matches
> the "-netdev hubport" naming and it IMHO also describes the
> functionality in a better way.
> (of course I also need to add proper updates to the documentation files
> in my patch in that way)

I agree.  It makes sense, because vlans have other uses besides dump
(e.g. connecting VMs via the socket or l2tpv3 backends, where VMs have
multiple NICs).


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