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SubjectRe: [Xen-devel] [RFC v2 0/4] net: bridge / ip optimizations for virtual net backends
On 15/02/14 02:59, Luis R. Rodriguez wrote:
> From: "Luis R. Rodriguez" <>
> This v2 series changes the approach from my original virtualization
> multicast patch series [0] by abandoning completely the multicast
> issues and instead generalizing an approach for virtualization
> backends. There are two things in common with virtualization
> backends:
> 0) they should not become the root bridge
> 1) they don't need ipv4 / ipv6 interfaces

Why? There's no real difference between a backend network device and a
physical device (from the point of view of the backend domain). I do
not think these are intrinsic properties of backend devices.

I can see these being useful knobs for administrators (or management
toolstacks) to turn on, on a per-device basis.


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