[libvirt] problems with current libvirt and qemu-kvm

Laine Stump laine at laine.org
Fri Nov 30 15:12:31 UTC 2012

On 11/30/2012 09:31 AM, Gene Czarcinski wrote:
> However, I have noticed one thing.  Simon Kelley had me add a little
> "instrumentation" to dnsmasq trying to pursue this large number of
> RTR-ADVERT messages.  I am going to do a little more instrumentation.
> What I have noticed is that there seems to be a broadcast of something
> whenever a network is started so that all dnsmasq instances (one per
> started network) go into "flurry" mode with issuing RA packets and
> syslog messages.
> Does anyone know if something in libvirt is doing that?

libvirt itself doesn't do anything directly that would cause that; I'm
guessing it's a side effect of creating the bridge, or adding an IP
address - perhaps either the bridge module or the IP stack is sending
around some sort of notification that the topology has changed.

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