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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] [Xend] Move some backend configuration

  • To: John Levon <levon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • From: Keir Fraser <keir.fraser@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 02 Oct 2008 15:04:48 +0100
  • Cc: xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Delivery-date: Thu, 02 Oct 2008 07:05:14 -0700
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  • Thread-topic: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] [Xend] Move some backend configuration

On 2/10/08 14:45, "John Levon" <levon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> We're writing to the following paths that aren't standard:
> device-misc/vif/default-link
> hvmpv/{xpv,xdf,xpvd,xnf}/version
> Can they be opened up? (Ideally we'd use the guest/ suggestion below,
> and we will, but there's already stuff out there assuming it can do
> this.)

What happens if you try to write them, and fail? What are they actually used
for (e.g., communication with your own xvm tool stack?).

> Also, I'd like to see an explicit /l/d/domid/guest directory. The guest
> can write anything there, but there's a clear indicator that it's not to
> be trusted (we could even document this stuff by expanding xenstore.txt
> ?)

Probably a good idea.

 -- Keir

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