Generic failover module

modulename: failover.ko


Linux Kernel Configuration
└─>Networking support
└─>Generic failover module
In linux kernel since version 4.2 (release Date: 2015-08-30)  
The failover module provides a generic interface for paravirtual
drivers to register a netdev and a set of ops with a failover
instance. The ops are used as event handlers that get called to
handle netdev register/unregister/link change/name change events
on slave pci ethernet devices with the same mac address as the
failover netdev. This enables paravirtual drivers to use a
VF as an accelerated low latency datapath. It also allows live
migration of VMs with direct attached VFs by failing over to the
paravirtual datapath when the VF is unplugged.

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