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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 15:09:55 +0100
  • Cc: xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Delivery-date: Thu, 02 Oct 2008 07:10:19 -0700
  • List-id: Xen developer discussion <xen-devel.lists.xensource.com>
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  • Thread-topic: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] [Xend] Move some backend configuration

On 2/10/08 15:04, "Keir Fraser" <keir.fraser@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>> 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.

On the other hand, should we be encouraging guests to squirrel
guest-specific stuff away in xenstore? Really it's for communication with
backends (via device/ subdir) and with toolstacks (which can open up access
to other subdirs if they wish, since presumably they run in dom0). It's not
supposed to be a handy storage area (and indeed it doesn't persist across

 -- Keir

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