Re: No iproute2 for 2.6.38

From: Henrique de Moraes Holschuh
Date: Thu Mar 17 2011 - 10:15:07 EST

On Wed, 16 Mar 2011, Stephen Hemminger wrote:
> > 2.6.38 includes support for macvlan/macvtap 'passthru' mode that allows
> > assigning
> > SR-IOV VFs to a KVM guest via macvtap/virtio.
> > It is not possible to support live migration using direct assignment of
> > VF's to a guest,
> > but 'passthu' assignment makes this possible.
> >
> > Enabling this feature requires the following patch to iproute2 that
> > allows creating macvlan
> > device in 'passthru' mode.
> >
> > Looks like this patch is still marked as 'Awaiting upstream'.
> >
> > Could you apply this patch and it would be great if a version of
> > iproute2 is released for 2.6.38.
> Sorry missed it applied to repository, still not sure worth a new release.

Release early, release often. And someone actually bothered asking you to
specifically, so it clearly is going to be useful to that someone.

So, why not do a 2.6.38 release?

"One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
Henrique Holschuh
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