[libvirt PATCH 06/12] conf: add failover attribute to <driver> subelement of <interface>

Laine Stump laine at redhat.com
Tue Jan 21 17:48:27 UTC 2020

On 1/21/20 10:26 AM, Daniel P. Berrangé wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 19, 2020 at 10:24:13PM -0500, Laine Stump wrote:
>> This attribute is only used for virtio-net devices, so it is stored in
>> the virtio part of the anonymous union in virDomainNetDef::driver. An
> I'm not convinced that storing it only for virtio-net is the
> right approach. This feels like a generic concept, that just
> happens to only be implemented by virtio-net in QEMU today.
> IOW, it is valid to store it in the virDOmainNetDef in a
> place that's generally applicable. Any restriction to virtio-net
> belongs in the QEMU driver, rather than the XML parser.

Agreed, although in light of your comment on 8/12 (suggesting we just 
create an entire new subelement), I guess the point is moot :-)

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