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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v2 0/3] linux-user: netlink support

From: Peter Maydell
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v2 0/3] linux-user: netlink support
Date: Tue, 24 May 2016 09:34:11 +0100

On 24 May 2016 at 09:29, Riku Voipio <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Sun, May 22, 2016 at 06:56:18PM +0200, Laurent Vivier wrote:
>> It is now possible to register handlers to a file descriptor
>> to translate a data stream transiting by this file descriptor.
>> We can now decode netlink information coming from the guest
>> and inject a translated one into the host, and vice-versa.
>> This series is an "RFC" because it works (we can boot a
>> container using systemd and use iproute tools) but some
>> problems remain.
> Ok, I can wait for V3.

Well, this version of the patchset isn't marked RFC -- did you
forget to edit the cover letter, Laurent?

>> Some results (x86_64 host) with some guests:
>> * ppc: it can boot a debian 8.2/8.3 (Jessie) LXC container
>>   and networking works fine (dhcp and "apt-get upgrade").
>>   "ip link" generates some traces in the kernel log:
>>   "netlink: 8 bytes leftover after parsing attributes in process `ip'."

I guess we should track down what this 8-bytes-leftover
stuff is...

-- PMM

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