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[Qemu-devel] [Bug 1546445] Re: support vhost user without specifying vho

From: Ryan Beisner
Subject: [Qemu-devel] [Bug 1546445] Re: support vhost user without specifying vhostforce
Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2016 13:41:16 -0000

FYI, following additional regression tests, today we promoted qemu 2.2
+dfsg-5expubuntu9.7~cloud2 from kilo-proposed to kilo-updates in the
Ubuntu Cloud Archive.

** Changed in: cloud-archive/kilo
       Status: Fix Committed => Fix Released

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  support vhost user without specifying vhostforce

Status in Ubuntu Cloud Archive:
  Fix Released
Status in Ubuntu Cloud Archive kilo series:
  Fix Released
Status in QEMU:
  Fix Released
Status in qemu package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Released
Status in qemu source package in Wily:
  Fix Released

Bug description:

   * vhost-user falls back to virtio-net which causes performance lose
  without specifying the vhostforce option. But it should be the default
  behavior for vhost-user, since guests using PMD doesn't support msi-x.

  [Test Case]

    create a vhost-user virtio backend without specifying the vhostforce 
option, i.e. -netdev 
    start the VM
    vhost-user is not enabled

  [Regression Potential]

   * none

  vhost user nic doesn't support non msi guests(like pxe stage) by default.
  Vhost user nic can't fall back to qemu like normal vhost net nic does. So we 
  enable it for non msi guests.

  The problem has been fix in qemu upstream  -
  And the patch needs to be backported to 1:2.2+dfsg-5expubuntu9.8 .

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