[libvirt] PATCH 1/4: More generic MAC address handling

Daniel Veillard veillard at redhat.com
Mon Oct 20 09:29:31 UTC 2008

On Tue, Oct 14, 2008 at 04:17:57PM +0100, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> This patch improves the MAC address handling.
> Currently our XML parser auto-generates a MAC addres using the KVM vendor
> prefix. This isn't much use for other drivers. This patch addresses this:
>  - Stores each driver's vendor prefix in the capability object
>  - Changes domain parser to use the per-driver vendor prefix for
>    generating mac addresses
>  - Adds more utility methods to util.c for parsing/generating/formatting
>    MAC addresses
>  - Updates each driver to record its vendor prefix for MAC address.
> NB, for LXC driver we're 'borrowing' KVM's vendor prefix. 

  Looks fine to me. Jim's raised an interesting point though,


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