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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 0/4] [Net] Support Xen accelerated network plugin modules

  • To: "Kieran Mansley" <kmansley@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • From: "Jun Koi" <junkoi2004@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 21 May 2007 19:02:07 +0900
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On 5/18/07, Kieran Mansley <kmansley@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
This is a repost of some earlier patches to the xen-devel mailing list,
with a number of changes thanks to some useful suggestions from others.
Apologies for the short delay in getting this next version ready.

I've also CC'd netdev@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx as some of the files being patched
may be merged into upstream linux soon, and so folks there may have
opinions too.

This set of patches provides the hooks and support necessary for
accelerated network plugin modules to attach to Xen's netback and
netfront.  These modules provide a fast path for network traffic where
there is hardware support available for the netfront driver to send and
receive packets directly to a NIC (such as those available from

Hi Kieran,

This is interesting. Just a question: is this possible for more than 1
domain to access directly to NIC, or at a time only 1 domain can do


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