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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v2 for-2.13 1/3] net: Remove the deprecated "vla

From: Paolo Bonzini
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v2 for-2.13 1/3] net: Remove the deprecated "vlan" parameter
Date: Fri, 6 Apr 2018 16:17:40 +0200
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On 06/04/2018 15:37, Thomas Huth wrote:
> It's been marked as deprecated since QEMU v2.9.0, so that should have
> been enough time for everybody to switch to the modern -device + -netdev
> syntax for connecting guest NICs with host network backends, or to switch
> to the "hubport" netdev in case hubs are really wanted instead.

... or to just drop unnecessary "vlan=0", which is the really common case.

>  # @NetdevL2TPv3Options:
>  #
> -# Connect the VLAN to Ethernet over L2TPv3 Static tunnel
> +# Configure an Ethernet over L2TPv3 Static tunnel.
>  #

Since you are at it, probably remove "Static"?  I don't see the point

> or the netdev 'nd' (for pluggable\n"
> "                NICs please use '-device devtype,netdev=nd' instead)\n"

Maybe remove this if -net is prominently marked deprecated?  And mention
using -nic instead of "-net nic,netdev=...".


> Buglink: https://bugs.launchpad.net/qemu/+bug/658904
> Signed-off-by: Thomas Huth <address@hidden>

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