• Miguel Di Ciurcio Filho's avatar
    kvm: Improve network syntax and tests · 4b784cf8
    Miguel Di Ciurcio Filho authored
    The current syntax when defining a NIC uses a pair of arguments, like this:
    -net tap,vlan=0 -net nic,vlan=0,model=virtio
    When using this pair, internally KVM will create a VLANState structure to send
    ethernet frames between the guest NIC and the host tap device. This is
    suboptimal and is going to be removed in the future. Plus, this combination
    breaks vhost-net support.
    The new syntax does not need the vlan craziness anymore, creating a direct 1:1
    relationship between the backend device and the frontend device.
    -netdev tap,id=netdev0 -device virtio-net-pci,mac=52:54:00:56:6c:55,netdev=netdev0
    The current code does not verify if vhost_net is available before starting an
    instance. All this tests are done verifying the KVM version installed on the
    Signed-off-by: default avatarMiguel Di Ciurcio Filho <miguel.filho@gmail.com>
    Signed-off-by: default avatarGuido Trotter <ultrotter@google.com>
    Reviewed-by: default avatarGuido Trotter <ultrotter@google.com>
hv_kvm.py 39 KB