Bug 601226 - disable qemu vlans
Summary: disable qemu vlans
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: qemu-kvm   
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Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Markus Armbruster
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Reported: 2010-06-07 14:06 UTC by Michael S. Tsirkin
Modified: 2013-01-09 22:41 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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QEMU vlans are not supported and may be removed in future releases.
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Last Closed: 2010-07-15 15:16:09 UTC
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Description Michael S. Tsirkin 2010-06-07 14:06:03 UTC
Description of problem: qemu vlans is a legacy way to set up networking
(the new is with -netdev).

There seems to be little need to support
them, enabling vlans leads to user confusion and bad performance.

Comment 1 Markus Armbruster 2010-06-10 08:54:40 UTC
Candiates for disabling include -net, host_net_add, host_net_remove.  

If you want to be thorough, remove qdev property "vlan" (drop it from DEFINE_NIC_PROPERTIES()).

Comment 2 Dor Laor 2010-07-15 15:16:09 UTC
Technical note added. If any revisions are required, please edit the "Technical Notes" field
accordingly. All revisions will be proofread by the Engineering Content Services team.

New Contents:
Using qemu vlans is not supported (expect for the internal libguestfs application)

Comment 3 Amit Shah 2010-07-16 07:17:44 UTC
Technical note updated. If any revisions are required, please edit the "Technical Notes" field
accordingly. All revisions will be proofread by the Engineering Content Services team.

Diffed Contents:
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-Using qemu vlans is not supported (expect for the internal libguestfs application)+Using qemu vlans is not supported (except for the internal libguestfs application) and may be deprecated in future releases.

Comment 4 Markus Armbruster 2010-07-16 11:24:10 UTC
Technical note updated. If any revisions are required, please edit the "Technical Notes" field
accordingly. All revisions will be proofread by the Engineering Content Services team.

Diffed Contents:
@@ -1 +1 @@
-Using qemu vlans is not supported (except for the internal libguestfs application) and may be deprecated in future releases.+Using qemu vlans is not supported (except for the internal libguestfs application) and may be removed in future releases.

Comment 5 Markus Armbruster 2010-07-16 11:27:02 UTC
Why mention libguestfs in the technical note?

Comment 6 Richard W.M. Jones 2010-07-16 12:46:45 UTC
I don't think there's any need to mention libguestfs.

Note that the libguestfs we ship in RHEL 6.0 will have a
requirement which should prevent it from being installed
alongside a rebased future qemu RHEL >= 6.1 RPM:

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=612309#c5

Comment 7 Markus Armbruster 2010-07-20 12:52:40 UTC
Technical note updated. If any revisions are required, please edit the "Technical Notes" field
accordingly. All revisions will be proofread by the Engineering Content Services team.

Diffed Contents:
@@ -1 +1 @@
-Using qemu vlans is not supported (except for the internal libguestfs application) and may be removed in future releases.+QEMU vlans are not supported and may be removed in future releases.


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