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Date:	Fri, 06 Apr 2007 11:16:01 +1000
From:	Rusty Russell <>
To:	Ingo Molnar <>
Cc:	Avi Kivity <>,,
	netdev <>
Subject: Re: [kvm-devel] QEMU PIC indirection patch for in-kernel APIC work

On Thu, 2007-04-05 at 13:36 +0200, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> prototyping new kernel APIs to implement user-space network drivers, on 
> a crufty codebase is not something that should be done lightly.

I think you overestimate my radicalism.  I was considering readv() and
writev() on the tap device.

Qemu's infrastructure may hurt kvm here, but lguest won't be able to use
that excuse.

> track issue for the *PIC question at 
> hand. PICs are not network devices, they are essential platform 
> components and almost an extended part of the CPU.)

Definitely, I'm only interested in stealing^H^H^Hsharing KVM devices.
The subject is now deeply misleading 8(


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