[libvirt] [PATCH 0/2] Xen: Add support for interface model='netfront'

Daniel P. Berrange berrange at redhat.com
Mon Nov 30 14:33:30 UTC 2009

On Fri, Nov 27, 2009 at 07:00:47PM +0100, Jiri Denemark wrote:
> Xen HVM guests with PV drivers end up with two network interfaces for
> each configured interface. One of them being emulated by qemu and the
> other one paravirtual. As this might not be desirable, the attached
> patch provides a way for users to specify that only paravirtual network
> interface should be presented to the guest.
> The configuration was inspired by qemu/kvm driver, for which users can
> specify model='virtio' to use paravirtual network interface.
> The patch adds support for model='netfront' which results in
> type=netfront instead of type=ioemu (or nothing for newer xen versions)
> in guests native configuration. Xen's qemu ignores interfaces with
> type != ioemu and only paravirtual network device will be seen in the
> guest.

ACK, to both these patches.

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