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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 5/6] libxl: allow a generation ID to be specified at domain creation

On 10/06/14 14:37, Ian Campbell wrote:
> On Tue, 2014-06-10 at 13:35 +0100, David Vrabel wrote:
>> On 10/06/14 12:01, Ian Campbell wrote:
>>> On Tue, 2014-06-03 at 14:15 +0100, David Vrabel wrote:
>>>> Toolstacks may specify a VM generation ID using the
>>>> u.hvm.generation_id field into libxl_domain_build_info structure, when
>>>> creating a domain.
>>>> The toolstack is responsible for providing the correct generation ID
>>>> according to the Microsoft specification (e.g., generating new random
>>>> ones as appropriate when restoring).
>>> Any reason not to make the libxl interface a (def)bool and have libxl
>>> generate a suitable ID internally? Does anything ever care about the
>>> specific UUID?
>> Other toolstacks (like xapi) have a better idea of the life-cycle of a
>> VM than xl does and thus need only use a new ID for snapshots -- they
>> can retain the same ID if the domain is just rebooted/migrated.
> They should set the field to false then and libxl won't regenerate it.

They still need an interface to specify the ID.

I don't see any value in adding a use_random_genid field just to avoid a
single libxl_uuid_generate() call in the toolstack.


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