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[Xen-devel] Re: [patch 21/21] Xen-paravirt: Add the Xen virtual network device driver.

Jeremy Fitzhardinge <jeremy@xxxxxxxx> writes:

> +++ b/drivers/xen/Kconfig.net
> @@ -0,0 +1,14 @@
> +menu "Xen network device drivers"
> +        depends on NETDEVICES && XEN
> +
> +     tristate "Network-device frontend driver"
> +     depends on XEN
> +     default y
> +     help
> +       The network-device frontend driver allows the kernel to access
> +       network interfaces within another guest OS. Unless you are building a
> +       dedicated device-driver domain, or your master control domain
> +       (domain 0), then you almost certainly want to say Y here.

Am I reading this correctly I can directly use the network interface
of another guest OS (no protection)?

I think this description is misleading, and probably say something
about virtual hardware.


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