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Re: [PATCH] ipv6: alternative version of S/390 shared NIC support

To: Christoph Hellwig <hch@xxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] ipv6: alternative version of S/390 shared NIC support
From: jamal <hadi@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 17 Jan 2005 18:11:21 -0500
Cc: "David S. Miller" <davem@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, pavlic@xxxxxxxxxx, waldi@xxxxxxxxxx, netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx
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On Mon, 2005-01-17 at 17:59, Christoph Hellwig wrote:

> The problem is again that the OS instances don't talk to each
> (well they can, but not in the driver), so your demux code would
> have to move into the device firmware, and that'd probably change
> the device <-> OS interface completely.

qeth_qdio_input_handler() seems to know what "card" the packet came on,
no? 
Could you not use this information to select the proper netdevice?

Actually, how does that work? Each OS instance would get the same driver
invoked but you will never see any othe instances "cards"?

cheers,
jamal


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