[libvirt] [PATCH 3/5] ip link needs 'name' in 3.16 to create the veth pair

Eric Blake eblake at redhat.com
Wed Nov 26 13:23:42 UTC 2014

On 11/26/2014 02:25 AM, Richard Weinberger wrote:

>>>> So I think we should keep that for those running the buggy 3.16.
>>> openSUSE has to fix their package and to serve a bugfix update, full stop.
>> Thought that may not happen only to openSUSE... and that fix didn't harm
>> at all.
> Yes, but "fixing" this issue in libvirt is not correct.
> It needs to be fixed in the right place and iproute2 this is.
> libvirt is not the only user of this iproute2 feature.

I agree that making all clients work around a bug is annoying; on the
other hand, once a client has worked around it, I see no reason to force
the client to have to revert, since the workaround is arguably more legible.

Eric Blake   eblake redhat com    +1-919-301-3266
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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