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SubjectRe: [PATCH net-next 0/3] vsock: support network namespace
On Tue, Apr 28, 2020 at 04:13:22PM +0800, Jason Wang wrote:
>
> On 2020/4/27 下午10:25, Stefano Garzarella wrote:
> > Hi David, Michael, Stefan,
> > I'm restarting to work on this topic since Kata guys are interested to
> > have that, especially on the guest side.
> >
> > While working on the v2 I had few doubts, and I'd like to have your
> > suggestions:
> >
> > 1. netns assigned to the device inside the guest
> >
> > Currently I assigned this device to 'init_net'. Maybe it is better
> > if we allow the user to decide which netns assign to the device
> > or to disable this new feature to have the same behavior as before
> > (host reachable from any netns).
> > I think we can handle this in the vsock core and not in the single
> > transports.
> >
> > The simplest way that I found, is to add a new
> > IOCTL_VM_SOCKETS_ASSIGN_G2H_NETNS to /dev/vsock to enable the feature
> > and assign the device to the same netns of the process that do the
> > ioctl(), but I'm not sure it is clean enough.
> >
> > Maybe it is better to add new rtnetlink messages, but I'm not sure if
> > it is feasible since we don't have a netdev device.
> >
> > What do you suggest?
>
>
> As we've discussed, it should be a netdev probably in either guest or host
> side. And it would be much simpler if we want do implement namespace then.
> No new API is needed.
>

Thanks Jason!

It would be cool, but I don't have much experience on netdev.
Do you see any particular obstacles?

I'll take a look to understand how to do it, surely in the guest would
be very useful to have the vsock device as a netdev and maybe also in the host.

Stefano

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