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Re: [libvirt] [PATCH 0/7] QEMU network/bridge backed NIC hotplug



On Wed, Jul 22, 2009 at 10:57:29PM +0100, Mark McLoughlin wrote:
> 
> Hey,
>         So, here are the patches needed to complete the QEMU NIC hotplug
> work by supporting network and bridge backed interfaces.
> 
>         We support this by passing a tap file descriptor to qemu over
> the monitor socket using SCM_RIGHTS.
> 
>         The monitor commands required for this (getfd and closefd) are
> queued up in Anthony's queue and should be in qemu-0.11-rc1 which is due
> to be released very soon:
> 
>   http://repo.or.cz/w/qemu/aliguori-queue.git?a=commitdiff;h=4edd6c2645
>   http://repo.or.cz/w/qemu/aliguori-queue.git?a=commitdiff;h=f4069061e3
> 
>         Note: I just remembered I'm not handling missing support for
> these commands very well. I'll make it handle an 'unknown command' reply
> gracefully by failing the attach tommorrow.

ACK to this patch series since its almost certainly going into QEMU
upstream any minute. It doesn't have any public API impact, so worst
case we later change / remove it.


Daniel
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