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Date:   Tue, 13 Mar 2018 17:54:06 -0700
From:   Stephen Hemminger <>
To:     "Samudrala, Sridhar" <>
Cc:     Jiri Pirko <>,,,,,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH v4 2/2] virtio_net: Extend virtio to use VF datapath
 when available

On Tue, 13 Mar 2018 17:36:23 -0700
"Samudrala, Sridhar" <> wrote:

> OK. looks like you want to see atleast some code shared between netvsc and virtio_net
> even when they are using 2 different netdev models.
> Will try to add a new file under net/core and move some functions that can be shared
> between netvsc and virtio_net in BACKUP mode.

Make it work first (on both) then workout how to share.
That method worked quite well for tunnels and other netdev like objects.

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