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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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