[libvirt] [PATCH] qemu: allow to control host side link status of network device

Laine Stump laine at laine.org
Wed May 17 12:16:58 UTC 2017

On 05/17/2017 03:51 AM, Vasiliy Tolstov wrote:
> 2017-05-17 4:25 GMT+03:00 Laine Stump <laine at laine.org>:
>> Oh, and I forgot to point out here (although I did in the original
>> thread last fall) that a toplevel <link state='blah'/> historically only
>> affects the state of the interface in the guest. If it began affecting
>> the state of the tap device in the host as well, there would be
>> unexpected (and undesireable) consequences.
> So as i understand xml for this feature looks right. I found one minor
> issue, and send v2 shortly,
> but i want to know, does this will be accepted by upstream?

Well, *I* think I've given sufficient reasons for having the two link
states controlled separately, but since Dan and Peter had questioned its
usefulness, we should see whether or not I've swayed their opinions :-)

(BTW, sorry about dropping / completely forgetting about my patch for
this back in August - this could have been resolved much sooner if I was
better about keeping track of open branches.)

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