Thu, Mar 01, 2018 at 09:08:43PM CET, sridhar.samudr...@intel.com wrote: >This patch enables virtio_net to switch over to a VF datapath when a VF >netdev is present with the same MAC address. It allows live migration >of a VM with a direct attached VF without the need to setup a bond/team >between a VF and virtio net device in the guest. > >The hypervisor needs to enable only one datapath at any time so that >packets don't get looped back to the VM over the other datapath. When a VF >is plugged, the virtio datapath link state can be marked as down. The >hypervisor needs to unplug the VF device from the guest on the source host >and reset the MAC filter of the VF to initiate failover of datapath to >virtio before starting the migration. After the migration is completed, >the destination hypervisor sets the MAC filter on the VF and plugs it back >to the guest to switch over to VF datapath. > >When BACKUP feature is enabled, an additional netdev(bypass netdev) is >created that acts as a master device and tracks the state of the 2 lower >netdevs. The original virtio_net netdev is marked as 'backup' netdev and a >passthru device with the same MAC is registered as 'active' netdev. > >This patch is based on the discussion initiated by Jesse on this thread. >https://marc.info/?l=linux-virtualization&m=151189725224231&w=2 > >Signed-off-by: Sridhar Samudrala <sridhar.samudr...@intel.com> >Signed-off-by: Alexander Duyck <alexander.h.du...@intel.com> >Reviewed-by: Jesse Brandeburg <jesse.brandeb...@intel.com> >--- > drivers/net/virtio_net.c | 683 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-
As I wrote to the discussion of the other version of this patchset, I strongly believe you need to have a common part in net/core/ that will be shared by both virtio_net and netvsc. There there should be explicit limits for this in-driver bonding solution, like max 1 vf slave, etc.