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Re: [alpine-devel] [PATCH] alpine-conf: modify setup-interfaces to create simple bridges

From: Florian Heigl <>
Date: Thu, 29 Dec 2011 19:28:14 +0100


2011/12/29 Roger Pau Monne <>:
> Modified setup-interfaces to create simple bridges (works only with
> one interface per bridge). Useful when setting up a Xen system, since
> interfaces need to be bridged in order for guests to have networking.
> Some distributions automatically create one bridge for each interface
> when Xen is installed, but I think this is too aggressive.

Yup, I think that is deprecated by xen devs too. The XL stack tries to
avoid messing with the OS networking setup. It used to be a PITA if
you have many bridges.

Does anyone have OpenVswitch on Alpine yet?
Because in practice I'll often have lacp+vlans and then quite a few
bridges per Vlan, things being made worse by issues with the bridges
(low general performance and lacp load balancing)


Received on Thu Dec 29 2011 - 19:28:14 UTC