[libvirt] 802.1q vlan-tagging support for libvirt

Maximilian Wilhelm max at rfc2324.org
Wed Apr 8 11:13:31 UTC 2009

Anno domini 2009 Daniel P. Berrange scripsit:

> On Wed, Apr 08, 2009 at 01:06:48PM +0200, Maximilian Wilhelm wrote:
> > Anno domini 2009 Daniel P. Berrange scripsit:

That was a *really* _fast_ reply :)

> > [...]
> > > In the (nearish) future NICs will start appearing with SR-IOV capabilities.
> > > This gives you one physical PCI device, whcih exposes multiple functions.
> > > So a single physical NIC appears as 8 NICs to the OS. You can thus directly
> > > assign each of these virtual NICs to a different VM directly,a voiding the
> > > need to bridge them.

> > > I don't think its worth spending too much time trying to come up with other
> > > non-bridged NIC sharing setups when hardware is about todo it all for us :-)

> > Is this hope or do you know about any timelime for this?

> Hardware exists today & patches are avialable for upstream Linux.

> http://lwn.net/Articles/308238/

Oh, nice. That went below my radar.

> The question mark is more over how long it takes before the hardware is
> widely available & shipped to consumers by vendors.

Let's hope and see :)

Thanks for the info!

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