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Re: [Xen-devel] [RFC PATCH 34/35] Add the Xen virtual network device dri

To: Christian.Limpach@xxxxxxxxxxxx (Christian Limpach)
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] [RFC PATCH 34/35] Add the Xen virtual network device driver.
From: Herbert Xu <herbert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 09 May 2006 23:26:03 +1000
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Christian Limpach <Christian.Limpach@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Possibly having to page in the process and switching to it would add
> to the live migration time.  More importantly, having to install an
> additional program in the guest is certainly not very convenient.

Sorry I'm still not convinced.  What's there to stop me from suspending
my laptop to disk, moving it from port A to port B and resuming it?

Wouldn't I be in exactly the same situation? By the same reasoning we'd
be adding a gratuitous ARP routine to every single laptop network driver.

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