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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH qemu v2] tap: Allow specifying a bridge

From: Paolo Bonzini
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH qemu v2] tap: Allow specifying a bridge
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2016 13:59:57 +0200
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On 19/09/2016 02:33, Alexey Kardashevskiy wrote:
> On 15/09/16 07:04, Paolo Bonzini wrote:
>> On 13/09/2016 09:11, Alexey Kardashevskiy wrote:
>>> The tap backend is already using qemu-bridge-helper to attach tap
>>> interface to a bridge but (unlike the bridge backend) it always uses
>>> the default bridge name - br0.
>>> This adds a "br" property support to the tap backend.
>>> Signed-off-by: Alexey Kardashevskiy <address@hidden>
>> Stupid question ahead: how does -netdev bridge compare to -netdev tap
>> after this patch?  Is there a case left where you must use -netdev bridge?
>> Or can we make -netdev bridge a synonym for "-netdev
>> tap,helper=/default/path/to/helper"?
> I looked through history but I could not understand why "bridge" was
> introduced in the first place as even there (a7c36ee4920ea) is an example of
> -netdev tap,helper="/usr/local/libexec/qemu-bridge-helper --br=qemubr0",id=hn0
> so it was assumed even then that people might want tap on a specific bridge.
> So my stupid question is - what do I have to do to get this accepted
> (besides a note that it is 2.8+) or it is not interesting to anyone? :)

I think the patch is even more interesting because it lets us simplify
the code for -netdev bridge.


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