[MidoNet-dev] InterfaceManagement, HostCommands, etc

Ishimoto, Ryu ryu at midokura.com
Tue Feb 5 15:51:33 UTC 2013

Hi Pino,

We don't use HostCommands in integration.  There's not much use for it at
the moment, but maybe there are some good use cases... How about creating a
tap device?  Taps are created in the integration code but it could be
useful if we can do it through the HostCommands as well.


On Wed, Feb 6, 2013 at 12:47 AM, Pino de Candia <gdecandia at midokura.com>wrote:

> Hi Ryu, Tomoe, devs,
> are we using the Host Commands feature of MidoNet? These are included in
> the REST API documentation, but I don't actually know whether anyone is
> using them, or if they were properly productized.
> https://github.com/midokura/midonet/blob/master/docs/rest-api-specification.md#hostcommand
> Does anyone remember? I vaguely remember we were intending to use these to
> automate plugging taps into datapath when we were still using OVS
> daemon/DB. Has the HostInterfacePort binding made the Host Command useless
> (a feature looking for a use-case?).
> thanks,
> Pino
> --
> Pino de Candia
> Software Engineer, Midokura.com
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