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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 0/8] Domain Groups: Introduction

On 21/2/07 17:17, "Chris" <hap10@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> This is the part of the discussion I most wanted to have.  Whatever
> mechanism you use to operate on a set of domains, life is better when
> the hypervisor is aware of the group abstraction.  With a group-aware
> hypervisor there is a robustness gain because even if the entire control
> stack falls over, group data can be re-populated from the hypervisor.

There are other ways to store information in a way that persists across
daemon restarts. Like writing it to a file (perhaps via xenstored).

> Also, having group data managed in the hypervisor provides a level of
> separation between the group policy in the control stack and the
> management mechanism in the VMM.

A layered implementation, including separation of mechanism and policy, is
quite possible without putting the different layers at different privilege

> Although both Domain Groups and XSM can stand on their own merits

I'm not convinced! :-)

 -- Keir

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