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Re: Specifying names for tap interfaces

On Jul 5,  3:05pm, roger.pau%citrix.com@localhost (Roger Pau Monne) wrote:
-- Subject: Re: Specifying names for tap interfaces

| > Yes, that's nice, but purely cosmetic.
| It allows users to have persistent interfaces, even after Dom0/DomU 
| reboot, so you can for example graph the traffic a single guest is 
| using, which is not possible now.

You could do the same if you assign a numeric range for them that is
high enough that will not be re-used. I would also like to mention,
that the patch is not as simple as presented. Although I have not read
it carefully, it does not seem to prevent name re-use, so one could
potentially rename an interface to an existing name, lo0 for example
and cause all kinds of lossage.


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