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    SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH 32/33] Add the Xen virtual network device driver.
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    On 18 Jul 2006, at 11:27, Arjan van de Ven wrote:

    > Hmmm maybe it's me, but something bugs me if a NIC driver is going to
    > send IP level ARP packets... that just feels very very wrong and is a
    > blatant layering violation.... shouldn't the ifup/ifconfig scripts just
    > be fixed instead if this is critical behavior?

    Maybe we should be faking this out from our hotplug scripts in the
    control VM, although triggering this from user space is probably a bit
    of a pain. Regardless, the function can be removed from the driver if
    it's too distasteful: it's only a performance 'hack' to get network
    traffic more quickly redirected when migrating a VM between physical
    hosts. Things won't break horribly if it's removed.

    -- Keir

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