DragonFly kernel List (threaded) for 2007-01
Re: VKernel progress update - 10 Jan 2006
On 1/12/07, Matthew Dillon <email@example.com> wrote:
I would suggest that VKE's be numbered from zero, because then we could
have the vkernel automatically allocate a free TAP interface and not
create confusion with rc.conf in the virtual environment.
Also, the vkernel can ifconfig up the TAP side of the interface as well
or do the basic bridge tie-in. That way the sysop wouldn't have to
worry about which tap interface was allocated.
Bridging is easy mode but not paricularly efficient because broadcasts
would wind up being spammed to all the running vkernels (not fun!).
routing a LAN IP might be a better solution. I can see a need for both
So, e.g. leave the -I option intact but add some features and optional
real-kernel-side IP configuration. like this:
auto - automatically find a free TAP interface and use it
10.0.0.1 - specify TAP interface IP
10.0.0.2 - specify VKE interface IP
IMHO, we need not to specify vke(4) ip address on command line,
instead, it should be configured in vkernel.
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