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Re: [Xen-devel] [patch 4/5] xen: netback mac selection

  • To: Ian Pratt <m+Ian.Pratt@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • From: Christian Limpach <christian.limpach@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 1 Feb 2005 00:56:42 +0000
  • Cc: Jody Belka <lists-xen@xxxxxxxx>, xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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On Mon, 31 Jan 2005 23:47:24 -0000, Ian Pratt <m+Ian.Pratt@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On Mon, Jan 31, 2005 at 11:11:15PM -0000, Ian Pratt wrote:
> > > Out of interest, why do you care about the backend's
> > address? It doesn't
> > > appear on any packets. Does this patch also pass new
> > parameters into the
> > > vif-bridge script?
> >
> > Because if the netback you're connecting to isn't in dom0,
> > it's nice to
> > actually be able to distingush the interfaces one from
> > another, so that
> > you know what to do with them *g*
> OK, though I guess my preferred way of doing this would be to allow
> arbitrary parameters to be passed from the config file into the vif
> script e.g. foo=bar baz=bar2
> What do you think?

I like the option of being able to specify different backend
addresses.  And as Jody mentioned, the information is readily
available in a driver domain without any additional channels.


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