[2/8] vlan cleanup: update options

Submitted by Miguel Di Ciurcio Filho on July 12, 2010, 7:20 p.m.


Message ID 1278962453-15774-3-git-send-email-miguel.filho@gmail.com
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Miguel Di Ciurcio Filho July 12, 2010, 7:20 p.m.
 qemu-options.hx |  120 ++++++++-----------------------------------------------
 1 files changed, 17 insertions(+), 103 deletions(-)


Markus Armbruster July 14, 2010, 6:20 a.m.
Does -net user still do anything useful with VLAN gone?

Let's take a step back and consider: what's left of -net with VLAN gone?
I guess it's just -net none and -net nic,netdev=...

If that's true, the documentation for the backend types user, ... needs
to move to -netdev.

Since we're breaking -net anyway, why not kill it dead: move "none" to
-netdev, and drop -net nic in favour of -device.

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diff --git a/qemu-options.hx b/qemu-options.hx
index d1d2272..1cf2bf2 100644
--- a/qemu-options.hx
+++ b/qemu-options.hx
@@ -956,24 +956,24 @@  DEF("smb", HAS_ARG, QEMU_OPTION_smb, "", QEMU_ARCH_ALL)
-    "-net nic[,vlan=n][,macaddr=mac][,model=type][,name=str][,addr=str][,vectors=v]\n"
-    "                create a new Network Interface Card and connect it to VLAN 'n'\n"
+    "-net nic[,macaddr=mac][,model=type][,name=str][,addr=str][,vectors=v]\n"
+    "                create a new Network Interface Card\n"
-    "-net user[,vlan=n][,name=str][,net=addr[/mask]][,host=addr][,restrict=y|n]\n"
+    "-net user[,name=str][,net=addr[/mask]][,host=addr][,restrict=y|n]\n"
     "         [,hostname=host][,dhcpstart=addr][,dns=addr][,tftp=dir][,bootfile=f]\n"
     "         [,hostfwd=rule][,guestfwd=rule]"
 #ifndef _WIN32
-    "                connect the user mode network stack to VLAN 'n', configure its\n"
+    "                create an user mode network stack, configure its\n"
     "                DHCP server and enabled optional services\n"
 #ifdef _WIN32
-    "-net tap[,vlan=n][,name=str],ifname=name\n"
-    "                connect the host TAP network interface to VLAN 'n'\n"
+    "-net tap[,name=str],ifname=name\n"
+    "                create a host TAP network interface\n"
-    "-net tap[,vlan=n][,name=str][,fd=h][,ifname=name][,script=file][,downscript=dfile][,sndbuf=nbytes][,vnet_hdr=on|off][,vhost=on|off][,vhostfd=h]\n"
-    "                connect the host TAP network interface to VLAN 'n' and use the\n"
+    "-net tap[,name=str][,fd=h][,ifname=name][,script=file][,downscript=dfile][,sndbuf=nbytes][,vnet_hdr=on|off][,vhost=on|off][,vhostfd=h]\n"
+    "                create a host TAP network interface and use the\n"
     "                network scripts 'file' (default=" DEFAULT_NETWORK_SCRIPT ")\n"
     "                and 'dfile' (default=" DEFAULT_NETWORK_DOWN_SCRIPT ")\n"
     "                use '[down]script=no' to disable script execution\n"
@@ -985,19 +985,13 @@  DEF("net", HAS_ARG, QEMU_OPTION_net,
     "                use vhost=on to enable experimental in kernel accelerator\n"
     "                use 'vhostfd=h' to connect to an already opened vhost net device\n"
-    "-net socket[,vlan=n][,name=str][,fd=h][,listen=[host]:port][,connect=host:port]\n"
-    "                connect the vlan 'n' to another VLAN using a socket connection\n"
-    "-net socket[,vlan=n][,name=str][,fd=h][,mcast=maddr:port]\n"
-    "                connect the vlan 'n' to multicast maddr and port\n"
 #ifdef CONFIG_VDE
-    "-net vde[,vlan=n][,name=str][,sock=socketpath][,port=n][,group=groupname][,mode=octalmode]\n"
-    "                connect the vlan 'n' to port 'n' of a vde switch running\n"
+    "-net vde[,name=str][,sock=socketpath][,port=n][,group=groupname][,mode=octalmode]\n"
+    "                connect port 'n' of a vde switch running\n"
     "                on host and listening for incoming connections on 'socketpath'.\n"
     "                Use group 'groupname' and mode 'octalmode' to change default\n"
     "                ownership and permissions for communication port.\n"
-    "-net dump[,vlan=n][,file=f][,len=n]\n"
-    "                dump traffic on vlan 'n' to file 'f' (max n bytes per packet)\n"
     "-net none       use it alone to have zero network devices. If no -net option\n"
     "                is provided, the default is '-net nic -net user'\n", QEMU_ARCH_ALL)
 DEF("netdev", HAS_ARG, QEMU_OPTION_netdev,
@@ -1011,10 +1005,9 @@  DEF("netdev", HAS_ARG, QEMU_OPTION_netdev,
     "socket],id=str[,option][,option][,...]\n", QEMU_ARCH_ALL)
-@item -net nic[,vlan=@var{n}][,macaddr=@var{mac}][,model=@var{type}] [,name=@var{name}][,addr=@var{addr}][,vectors=@var{v}]
+@item -net nic[,macaddr=@var{mac}][,model=@var{type}] [,name=@var{name}][,addr=@var{addr}][,vectors=@var{v}]
 @findex -net
-Create a new Network Interface Card and connect it to VLAN @var{n} (@var{n}
-= 0 is the default). The NIC is an e1000 by default on the PC
+Create a new Network Interface Card. The NIC is an e1000 by default on the PC
 target. Optionally, the MAC address can be changed to @var{mac}, the
 device address set to @var{addr} (PCI cards only),
 and a @var{name} can be assigned for use in monitor commands.
@@ -1034,8 +1027,6 @@  Use the user mode network stack which requires no administrator
 privilege to run. Valid options are:
 @table @option
-@item vlan=@var{n}
-Connect user mode stack to VLAN @var{n} (@var{n} = 0 is the default).
 @item name=@var{name}
 Assign symbolic name for use in monitor commands.
@@ -1142,8 +1133,8 @@  processed and applied to -net user. Mixing them with the new configuration
 syntax gives undefined results. Their use for new applications is discouraged
 as they will be removed from future versions.
-@item -net tap[,vlan=@var{n}][,name=@var{name}][,fd=@var{h}][,ifname=@var{name}] [,script=@var{file}][,downscript=@var{dfile}]
-Connect the host TAP network interface @var{name} to VLAN @var{n}, use
+@item -net tap[,name=@var{name}][,fd=@var{h}][,ifname=@var{name}] [,script=@var{file}][,downscript=@var{dfile}]
+Create a host TAP network interface, use
 the network script @var{file} to configure it and the network script
 @var{dfile} to deconfigure it. If @var{name} is not provided, the OS
 automatically provides one. @option{fd}=@var{h} can be used to specify
@@ -1152,78 +1143,8 @@  configure script is @file{/etc/qemu-ifup} and the default network
 deconfigure script is @file{/etc/qemu-ifdown}. Use @option{script=no}
 or @option{downscript=no} to disable script execution. Example:
-qemu linux.img -net nic -net tap
-@end example
-More complicated example (two NICs, each one connected to a TAP device)
-qemu linux.img -net nic,vlan=0 -net tap,vlan=0,ifname=tap0 \
-               -net nic,vlan=1 -net tap,vlan=1,ifname=tap1
-@end example
-@item -net socket[,vlan=@var{n}][,name=@var{name}][,fd=@var{h}] [,listen=[@var{host}]:@var{port}][,connect=@var{host}:@var{port}]
-Connect the VLAN @var{n} to a remote VLAN in another QEMU virtual
-machine using a TCP socket connection. If @option{listen} is
-specified, QEMU waits for incoming connections on @var{port}
-(@var{host} is optional). @option{connect} is used to connect to
-another QEMU instance using the @option{listen} option. @option{fd}=@var{h}
-specifies an already opened TCP socket.
-# launch a first QEMU instance
-qemu linux.img -net nic,macaddr=52:54:00:12:34:56 \
-               -net socket,listen=:1234
-# connect the VLAN 0 of this instance to the VLAN 0
-# of the first instance
-qemu linux.img -net nic,macaddr=52:54:00:12:34:57 \
-               -net socket,connect=
-@end example
-@item -net socket[,vlan=@var{n}][,name=@var{name}][,fd=@var{h}] [,mcast=@var{maddr}:@var{port}]
-Create a VLAN @var{n} shared with another QEMU virtual
-machines using a UDP multicast socket, effectively making a bus for
-every QEMU with same multicast address @var{maddr} and @var{port}.
-Several QEMU can be running on different hosts and share same bus (assuming
-correct multicast setup for these hosts).
-mcast support is compatible with User Mode Linux (argument @option{eth@var{N}=mcast}), see
-Use @option{fd=h} to specify an already opened UDP multicast socket.
-@end enumerate
-# launch one QEMU instance
-qemu linux.img -net nic,macaddr=52:54:00:12:34:56 \
-               -net socket,mcast=
-# launch another QEMU instance on same "bus"
-qemu linux.img -net nic,macaddr=52:54:00:12:34:57 \
-               -net socket,mcast=
-# launch yet another QEMU instance on same "bus"
-qemu linux.img -net nic,macaddr=52:54:00:12:34:58 \
-               -net socket,mcast=
-@end example
-Example (User Mode Linux compat.):
-# launch QEMU instance (note mcast address selected
-# is UML's default)
-qemu linux.img -net nic,macaddr=52:54:00:12:34:56 \
-               -net socket,mcast=
-# launch UML
-/path/to/linux ubd0=/path/to/root_fs eth0=mcast
-@end example
-@item -net vde[,vlan=@var{n}][,name=@var{name}][,sock=@var{socketpath}] [,port=@var{n}][,group=@var{groupname}][,mode=@var{octalmode}]
-Connect VLAN @var{n} to PORT @var{n} of a vde switch running on host and
+@item -net vde[,name=@var{name}][,sock=@var{socketpath}] [,port=@var{n}][,group=@var{groupname}][,mode=@var{octalmode}]
+Connect PORT @var{n} of a vde switch running on host and
 listening for incoming connections on @var{socketpath}. Use GROUP @var{groupname}
 and MODE @var{octalmode} to change default ownership and permissions for
 communication port. This option is available only if QEMU has been compiled
@@ -1237,11 +1158,6 @@  vde_switch -F -sock /tmp/myswitch
 qemu linux.img -net nic -net vde,sock=/tmp/myswitch
 @end example
-@item -net dump[,vlan=@var{n}][,file=@var{file}][,len=@var{len}]
-Dump network traffic on VLAN @var{n} to file @var{file} (@file{qemu-vlan0.pcap} by default).
-At most @var{len} bytes (64k by default) per packet are stored. The file format is
-libpcap, so it can be analyzed with tools such as tcpdump or Wireshark.
 @item -net none
 Indicate that no network devices should be configured. It is used to
 override the default configuration (@option{-net nic -net user}) which
@@ -1526,9 +1442,7 @@  capable systems like Linux.
 @item -bt hci[,vlan=@var{n}]
 Add a virtual, standard HCI that will participate in the Bluetooth
-scatternet @var{n} (default @code{0}).  Similarly to @option{-net}
-VLANs, devices inside a bluetooth network @var{n} can only communicate
-with other devices in the same network (scatternet).
+scatternet @var{n} (default @code{0}).
 @end table
 @item -bt vhci[,vlan=@var{n}]