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Date:	Wed, 17 Jan 2007 18:51:14 +0300
From:	Dmitry Mishin <dim@...nvz.org>
To:	containers@...ts.osdl.org, alexey@...ru, saw@...ru,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@...l.org>
Cc:	netdev@...r.kernel.org
Subject: [PATCH 0/12] L2 network namespace (v3)

This is an update of L2 network namespaces patches. They are applicable
to Cedric's 2.6.20-rc4-mm1-lxc2 tree. 

Changes:
	- updated to 2.6.20-rc4-mm1-lxc2
	- current network context is per-CPU now
	- fixed compilation without CONFIG_NET_NS

Changed current context definition should fix all mentioned by Cedric issues:
	- the nsproxy backpointer is unnecessary now - thus removed; 
	- the push_net_ns() and pop_net_ns() use per-CPU variable now;
	- there is no race on ->nsproxy between push_net_ns() and
	  exit_task_namespaces() because they deals with differrent pointers.

===================================
L2 network namespaces

The most straightforward concept of network virtualization is complete
separation of namespaces, covering device list, routing tables, netfilter
tables, socket hashes, and everything else.

On input path, each packet is tagged with namespace right from the
place where it appears from a device, and is processed by each layer
in the context of this namespace.
Non-root namespaces communicate with the outside world in two ways: by
owning hardware devices, or receiving packets forwarded them by their parent
namespace via pass-through device.

This complete separation of namespaces is very useful for at least two
purposes:
  - allowing users to create and manage by their own various tunnels and
    VPNs, and
  - enabling easier and more straightforward live migration of groups of
    processes with their environment.


-- 
Thanks,
Dmitry.
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