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SubjectRe: netconsole regression w/ 8d8fc29d
On Wed, Jun 15, 2011 at 10:05:54AM -0400, Rik van Riel wrote:
> On 06/15/2011 04:10 AM, Cong Wang wrote:
> >于 2011年06月15日 15:58, Rik van Riel 写道:
> >>After commit 8d8fc29d02a33e4bd5f4fa47823c1fd386346093
> >>(netpoll: disable netpoll when enslave a device), it is
> >>no longer possible to use netconsole together with bridged
> >>KVM guests.
> >>
> >>I can see why the change looked reasonable from a networking
> >>point of view, but this has completely disabled netconsole
> >>functionality for a common KVM use case.
> >>
> >>After the change, netconsole refuses to bind to eth0.
> >>
> >>Since the bridge interface does not support polling,
> >>netconsole cannot use that, either.
> >
> >
> >Bridge does support polling now. :) You can just setup
> >netconsole on a bridge device.
>
> This turns out to be mutually exclusive with attaching
> virtual interfaces (for KVM guests) to a bridge.
>
> If I start netconsole first, my KVM guests won't start.
>
> If I start the KVM guests first, netconsole won't start,
> and fails with these errors:
>
> netconsole:: inserting netconsole module with arguments
> netconsole=6666@74.92.59.68/br0,514@74.92.59.66/00:13:72:17:4A:9C
> kernel: [ 1020.927240] netconsole: local port 6666
> kernel: [ 1020.927243] netconsole: local IP 74.92.59.68
> kernel: [ 1020.927245] netconsole: interface 'br0'
> kernel: [ 1020.927246] netconsole: remote port 514
> kernel: [ 1020.927247] netconsole: remote IP 74.92.59.66
> kernel: [ 1020.927252] netconsole: remote ethernet address 00:13:72:17:4a:9c
> kernel: [ 1020.927256] (null): doesn't support polling, aborting.
> kernel: [ 1020.927258] netconsole: cleaning up
> systemd[1]: netconsole.service: control process exited, code=exited status=1
> systemd[1]: Unit netconsole.service entered failed state.
>
> In short, I am still not able to use netconsole and bridged
> KVM guests at the same time...
>
> # brctl show
> bridge name bridge id STP enabled interfaces
> br0 8000.0024e838995c no eth0
> vnet0
> vnet1
> vnet2
>
>
> --
> All rights reversed

Looks like we need to teach the tun-tap driver to support netpoll that shouldn't
be too hard. I'll send up a patch shortly
Neil

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